Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

Also Known As: Ryan K. Fleck

Biography: Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden (both born in 1976 in Berkeley, California) are American film directors, cinematographers, editors, and screenwriters best known for directing and writing the 2006 film Half Nelson and the 2008 film Sugar. They attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where they studied film. At this time they met on the set of a student film and decided to collaborate. Together they made the short documentaries Have You Seen This Man? and Young Rebels before they wrote and he directed the short film Gowanus, Brooklyn, a sample feature aiming to attract potential financiers to their undeveloped script, Half Nelson. The short won a prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and Fleck and Boden were subsequently invited to the Sundance Writer’s Lab to receive professional feedback on the Half Nelson screenplay. Half Nelson was well received by critics and got nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for Ryan Gosling.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Young Rebels (2012).

Struggle (2002 – Ryan Fleck);
Have You Seen This Man? (2003);
Gowanus, Brooklyn (2004 – Ryan Fleck);
Young Rebels (2005);
Half Nelson (2006 – Ryan Fleck);
Sugar (2008);
In Treatment (2009 – Ryan Fleck);
It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010);
The Big C (2011).