Director Braden King

Production year 2010

Length 110min.

Country USA


Will is a satellite-mapping engineer conducting a survey of Armenia. One morning, at a rural hotel, he meets Gadarine, an Armenian expatriate and photographer, who has just returned home for the first time in years. There is an almost instant, unconscious bond between these two lone travelers; they impulsively decide to continue together…Will ultimately comes to view the land as a source of faulty data, while Gadarine sees it as a way to redefine her relationship with home. As the film Here suggests, "truth is conjecture".


Braden King
Braden King



Braden King, Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy


Braden King, Dani Valent

Director of Photography

Lol Crowley

Music by

Michael Krassner, Boxhead Ensemble


Kent Sparling


David Barker, Andrew Hafitz, Paul Zucker


Ben Foster, Lubna Azabal, Datevik Kharibyan, Nareg Duryan, Karapet Aleksanyan

Production company(ies)

Lion & Wheel Parts and Labor Trucksstop Media

Braden King

Born 1971, Cherry Point, North Carolina, the USA. He graduated from the USC School of Cinema-Television in Los Angeles in 1993. His Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks its Back was screened in over 20 major international film festivals and toured internationally with live, improvised soundtrack accompaniment by the acclaimed Boxhead Ensemble. King makes films that attempt to blur classification; combine traditional methods with experimental approaches. King’s work has been exhibited at leading international film festivals and institutions, including Sundance, Rotterdam, Berlin, London, Melbourne, Singapore; The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, etc.. He has lectured at Yale University, The University of Southern California, Bard College, Wheaton College, etc. Honors include the CICAE Prize at the 2011 Berlin IFF, 2008 Cannes IFF Atelier, 2008 Sundance/ NHK International Filmmakers Award, etc.. King’s current feature film, Here premiered at the 2011 Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals.


Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks its Back (1998), Looking for a Thrill: An Anthology of Inspiration (2005 video doc.), Sonic Youth: Do You Believe in Rapture? (2006, short), Home Movie (2009, short), Homeland: The Story of the Lark (2010, video doc.), Here (2011)

FILMS 2011