Josephine Decker Biography
Josephine Decker is an American actor, filmmaker, and performance artist. She has directed three feature films: the experimental psychological thriller Butter on the Latch (2013), the experimental erotic thriller Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014), and the experimental drama Madeline’s Madeline (2018). She also co-directed the documentary Bi the Way (2008) with Brittany Blockman.
Josephine Decker Age
Josephine Decker was born on April 2, 1981, in the United States of America. She is 38 years old as of 2019.
Josephine Decker Net worth
Josephine Decker earns her income from her businesses and other related organizations. She also earns her income from her work as an actor, filmmaker, and performance artist. She has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million dollars.
Josephine Decker Education
Josephine Decker graduated from Princeton University in the United States of America.
Josephine Decker Actor|filmmaker
Josephine Decker produced and directed her first short film, Naked Princeton, in 2005. In 2008, Decker co-directed the documentary Bi the Way with Brittany Blockman, which focused on bisexuality in the United States. Despite being described by Variety’s Joe Leydon as a “once-over-lightly examination of an alleged cultural phenomenon”, the film nevertheless went on to win the Alternative Spirit Grand Prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
Decker wrote and directed her second short film, Where Are You Going, Elena? in 2009. In 2012, Decker wrote and directed the short film Me the Terrible, which was praised by Richard Brody of The New Yorker as a “wondrous short film.”
In 2013, Decker wrote, produced, and directed her first feature film, the experimental psychological thriller Butter on the Latch. The film garnered praise from Eric Kohn of Indiewire, who said Decker’s career is “one to keep an eye on”, and Peter Debruge of Variety, who noted that.
Decker has fashioned the kind of feature debut the film industry simply doesn’t support, but would do well to encourage: a visually poetic, virtually free-form groove in which emotion, rather than narrative, guides viewers through a young woman’s visit to a Balkan folk music camp.” Decker was included in Filmmaker Magazine’s 2013 list of 25 New Faces in Independent Film.
In early 2014, she completed her second theatrical film, the experimental erotic thriller Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, starring Sophie Traub and Decker’s frequent collaborator Joe Swanberg. To raise money for the film’s post-production, Decker ran a crowdfunding campaign on the website Kickstarter with a goal of $15,500.
The campaign closed on August 22, 2013, having successfully raised $18,517. In his review of the film, Eric Kohn of Indiewire gave the film a positive B+ rating and commented, “Its labyrinthine characteristics suggest the unholy marriage of Ingmar Bergman and David Lynch.
While nowhere near the same level of refinement as those giants, Decker concocts a wholly enveloping vision of isolation told with a grimly poetic style that wanders all over the place but never stops playing by its own eerie rulebook.”
In September 2014, it was announced that Butter on the Latch and Thou Wast Mild and Lovely had been picked up for a theatrical and VOD distribution by Cinelicious Pics with a planned release set for November 2014.
Decker has also appeared as an actor in many independent films, including Joe Swanberg’s Uncle Kent, Onur Tukel’s Richard’s Wedding, Saturday Morning Mystery, the romantic tragedy Loves Her Gun, and Stephen Cone’s critically lauded drama film Black Box in 2013.
In November 2015 Decker served on the Jury of the 33rd Torino Film Festival. The Italian festival had already paid tribute to her work in the One section of the 2014 edition.
Decker’s third feature film, Madeline’s Madeline, screened at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals in early 2018. The film features Molly Parker and Miranda July, and introduces 19-year-old Helena Howard as a troubled acting student whose “class exercises become increasingly immersive and personal”.
Josephine Decker Performance art
In May 2010, Decker attended the last day of Marina Abramovic’s retrospective The Artist Is Present at MoMA. As she sat down across from Abramovic, Decker immediately disrobed and stood naked in the middle of the museum until seven security guards escorted her out over the museum no nudity policy. Decker declared that her goal was to be “as vulnerable to [Abramovic] as she constantly makes herself to us.”
Josephine Decker Influences
Decker cites as influences in her work, the films Antichrist (2009), Black Swan (2010), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Silent Light (2007), and Days of Heaven (1978), the book East of Eden, director Joe Swanberg and frequent collaborator Sarah Small.
Josephine Decker Movies
- Tormenting The Hen 2017
- Madeline’s Madeline 2018
- Thou Wast Mild and Lovely 2014
- Butter On The Latch 2013
- Bi the Way 2008
- Just The Three Of Us 2014
- Abby Singer/Songwriter 2015
- Mosaic 2017
- Sisters of the Plague 2015
- Loves Her Gun 2013
- Black Box (2013 film)
- Funny Bunny 2015
- Richard’s Wedding 2012
- Flames 2017
- art history 2011
- Uncle Kent 2011
Josephine Decker Tv Shows
- 2018 Madeline’s Madeline.
- 2016 Collective: Unconscious.
- 2014 Filigrane (Short)
- 2014 Thou Wast Mild and Lovely.
- 2013 Butter on the Latch.
- 2012 Me the Terrible (Short)
- 2010 Squeezebox (Documentary short)
- 2009 Where Are You Going, Elena?