Biography: Born in 1976 in Berkeley, California, Anna Boden is an American film director, cinematographer, editor, and screenwriter best known as the co-writer of the 2006 film Half Nelson. She is also famous for her collaborations with fellow filmmaker Ryan Fleck. While studying film at NYU, Boden met Ryan Fleck on the set of a student film. Soon they began dating 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. Boden and Fleck then made the film Half Nelson starring Ryan Gosling in 2006.
Have You Seen This Man? (2003 – Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck);
Young Rebels (2005 – Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck);
Sugar (2008 – Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck);
It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010 – Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck);
The Big C (2011 – Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck).