Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn

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Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn on set of “The Neon Demon” Image from comingsoon.net “The Neon Demon” ©2016 Space Rocket Nation

Name: Nicolas Winding Refn
(NWR)
Born: Sept. 29, 1970
Active: 1996 – Present
Style: Visionary | Auteur
Dir. Score: 8.25 / 10 (A-)

Nicolas Winding Refn is Danish film director, producer and screenwriter.

Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark; to Danish film/technical director and editor Anders Refn (known collaborator with Dir. Lars von Trier) and to Danish cinematographer Vibeke Winding.

Refn is married to Danish actress and documentarian Liz Corfixen, and together the couple has two children.

Upcoming Films


TBA | “The Avenging Silence”
“Ian Fleming + William Burroughs = NWR”
Budget: N/A

Feature Films


2016 | The Neon Demon
Refn’s latest film, “The Neon Demon,” is a psychological horror that masquerades as an eerily campy melodrama. We follow our protagonist, Jesse (Elle Fanning), a 16-year-old “it” girl on her quick ascent in the world of modeling. Her ability to capture the eyes of photographers and fashion designers intrigues three women, who will do anything to acquire her preternatural ‘inner’ beauty, literally. The film was met with split reviews at a divisive Cannes Film Festival screening. And, while professional film critics and internet cinephiles are split over the film, it would appear everyone can agree on Cliff Martinez’s score being absolutely fantastic.
“The Neon Demon” Trailer
“The Neon Demon” Film Site
Budget: $7,000,000 (Rough)

  • California On Location Awards
    – COLA Award for Location Team of the Year | Independent Feature Film
  • (♠) Cannes Film Festival
    – Cannes Soundtrack Award for Best Composer | Cliff Martinez
    – Nominated for the Palme d’Or
    – Nominated for the Queer Palm
  • Film Club’s The Lost Weekend
    Winner of 
Lost Weekend Award for Best Supporting Actress
    Film You Will Find Yourself Remembering The Most Award

2013 | “Only God Forgives”
The film, “Only God Forgives,” is another Cannes Film Festival divider, having been in competition for Cannes’s highest award, the Palme d’Or. “Only God Forgives” is a psychological thriller and crime-drama. The film follows Julian (Ryan Gosling), a Muay Thai fight club owner, who seeks to avenge his sleazy brother’s death by his controlling mother’s order. This film deals with very subdued fairytale mysticism, is about death, deals with a complex god concept, depicts grisly images, is highly stylized and has a difficult to follow narrative. The film seemed to work in the art-house film circuit and faired poorly with mainstream audiences.
“Only God Forgives” Trailer
Budget: $4,500,000 – $5,000,000 (Rough)

  • Bodil Awards (Danish Film Critics Association)
    -Bodil Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress (Bedste kvindelige birolle)
  • (♠) Cannes Film Festival
    Nominated for Palme d’Or
  • CinEuphoria Awards
    Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress – International Competition
  • Golden Schmoes Awards
    – Golden Schmoes Nomination for ‘Trippiest Movie of the Year’
  • Golden Trailer Awards
    – Golden Trailer Nominations for
         Best Independent Trailer
         Best Thriller
         Best Independent Poster
         Best Thriller Poster
  • Guardian Film Awards, United Kingdom
    – Guardian Film Award for ‘So-Bad-It’s-Good’
  • International Cinephile Society Awards
    – ICS Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress
  • Internet Film Critic Society
    – IFCS Award for Most Underrated Film
  • Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)
    – IOMA Nominations for
         Best Cinematography (Miglior fotografia)
         Best Original Score (Miglior colonna sonora)
  • Key Art Awards
    – 3rd Place Winner for
         Best Trailer – Audio/Visual (For the “Red Band Teaser”)
         Best Trailer – Audio/Visual (For the “Red Band Teaser” [Studio])
  • Munich Film Festival
    – ARRI/OSRAM Award Nomination for Best International Film
  • Online Film & Television Association
    – OFTA Film Award Nomination for Best Movie Trailer (For Theatrical Trailer)
  • Robert Festival (Danish Film Academy)
    – Robert Award Winner for
         Best Cinematography (Årets fotograf)
         Best Original Score (Årets score)
         Best Sound (Årets sounddesigner) | Cliff Martinez
    – Audience Award Nomination for Best Drama (Bedste drama)
    – Robert Award Nominations for
         Best Director (Årets instruktør)
         Best Actress (Årets kvindelige hovedrolle)
         Best Production Design (Årets scenograf)
  • Sitges, Catalonian International Film Festival
    – Maria for Best Cinematography
    – Nominated for Maria for Best Motion Picture
  • Sydney Film Festival
    – Grand Prize Winner for Best Film
  • Village Voice Film Poll
    – VVFP Award Winner for ‘Worst Film’
  • Women Film Critics Circle Awards
    – Winner of
         Mommie Dearest Award for Worst Screen Mom of the Year

         Award for Worst Male Images in a Movie
         Hall of Shame Award
  • Yoga Awards
    – Yoga Award for Worst Foreign Actor | Ryan Gosling

2011 | “Drive”
Refn’s first jaunt into the Hollywood scene takes author James Sallis’s mystery/thriller novel, “Drive,” and turns it into an action packed neo-noir thriller with Ryan Gosling (as The Driver) in the driver’s seat. And while the film is set in and around Hollywood, its budget remains a cool $15 million [rough estimate]. The film is a result of a very deep collaboration between Gosling, who selected Refn to direct the film, and Refn’s uncanny ability to carve a unique atmosphere out of almost any location.
“Drive” Trailer
Budget: $15,000,000 (Rough)

  • (♠) Academy Awards, USA
    – Oscar Nomination for Best Achievement in Sound Editing
  • (♠) Golden Globes, USA
    – Golden Globe Nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture | Albert Brooks
  • (♠) BAFTA Awards
    – BAFTA Film Award Nominations for
         Best Film
         Best Supporting Actress
         Best Editing
    – Nomination for David Lean Award for Direction | Best Director | NWR
  • African-American Film Critics Association
    – AAFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor
    – Mention for ‘Top 10 Films’ (2nd Place)
  • Alliance of Women Film Journalists
    – EDA Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor
    – EDA Special Mention Award for
    – ‘Movie You Wanted to Love, But Just Couldn’t’
    – ‘Unforgettable Moment’ (The elevator scene)
  • Amanda Awards, Norway
    – Amanda for Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)
  • Art Directors Guild
    – Nomination for Excellence in Production Design Award for Contemporary Film
  • Austin Film Critics Association
    – Austin Film Critics Award Wins for
         Best Director
         Best Supporting Actor
         Best Adapted Screenplay
    – Austin Film Critics Award Runner-Up for Best Film
  • Australian Film Critics Association Awards
    – AFCA Award Nomination for Best International Film (English Language)
  • Australian Film Institute
    – AACTA International Award Nomination
    – Best Direction
  • Awards Circuit Community Awards
    – ACCA Award for 
Best Director
         Best Achievement in Film Editing
    – ACCA Award Runner-Up for
         Best Achievement in Sound | Cliff Martinez
         Best Motion Picture
    – ACCA Nominations for
         Best Actor in a Leading Role
         Best Actor in a Supporting Role
         Best Adapted Screenplay
         Best Achievement in Cinematography
         Best Original Score
  • Black Film Critics Circle Awards
    – BFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor
    – Mention for ‘Top Ten Films’ (4th)
  • Bodil Awards (Danish Film Critics Association)
    – Bodil Award for Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
    – BSFC Awards for 
         Best Supporting Actor
         Best Use of Music in a Film | Tied with Ludovic Bource for The Artist (2011)
  • British Independent Film Awards
    – British Independent Film Award Nomination for Best Foreign Independent Film
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
    – Critics Choice Award for Best Action Movie
    – Critics Choice Award Nominations for
         Best Actor
         Best Supporting Actor
         Best Director
         Best Cinematography
         Best Editing
         Best Score
         Best Picture
  • (♠) Cannes Film Festival
    – Award for Best Director
    – Nominated for Palme d’Or
  • Casting Society of America, USA
    – Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Casting (Feature ) Studio or Indie Drama
  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association
    – COFCA Award for
         Breakthrough Film Artist (For directing)
         Best Picture
         Best Director

    – COFCA Award Runner-Up for
         Actor of the Year
         Best Actor
         Best Supporting Actor
    – COFCA Award Nominations for
        Best Adapted Screenplay
        Best Cinematography
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
    – CFCA Award for
         Best Supporting Actor
         Best Original Score
    – CFCA Award Nominations for
         Best Picture
         Best Director
         Best Screenplay (Adapted Screenplay) 
         Best Cinematography
  • Costume Designers Guild Awards
    – CDG Award for Excellence in Contemporary Film
  • Crime Thriller Awards, United Kingdom
    – Dagger Nomination for Best Film
  • César Awards, France
    – César for Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
    – DFWFCA Award Runner-Up for Best Supporting Actor
    – DFWFCA Award nomination for Best Picture
  • David di Donatello Awards
    – David for Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
  • Denver Film Critics Society
    – DFCS Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor
  • Empire Awards, United Kingdom
    -Empire Award Nominations for
         Best Film
         Best Director
         Best Actress
         Best Actor
         Best Thriller
  • Florida Film Critics Circle Awards
    – FFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Fotogramas de Plata
    – Fotogramas de Plata award for Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
  • Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)
    – GFCA Award Nominations for
         Best Picture
         Best Director
         Best Supporting Actor
         Best Cinematography
  • 

Gold Derby Awards
    – Gold Derby Awards for 

         Best Sound
         
Best Film Editing
    – Gold Derby Award Nominations for
         Best Supporting Actor
         Best Director
         Best Adapted Screenplay
         Best Cinematography
         Best Original Score
         Best Motion Picture
  • Golden Schmoes Awards
    – Golden Schmoes Awards for
         Favorite Movie of the Year
         Best Director of the Year
         Best Actor of the Year
         Coolest Character of the Year for ‘The Driver’
         Best Music in a Movie
         Most Memorable Scene in a Movie for ‘Elevator scene’
    – Golden Schmoes Runner-Up for
         Best Screenplay of the Year
    – Golden Schmoes Nominations for
         Most Overrated Movie of the Year
         Most Underrated Movie of the Year
         Best Line of the Year
         Biggest Surprise of the Year
         Best Supporting Actor of the Year
         Best Supporting Actress of the Year
         Favorite Movie Poster of the Year
         Best Trailer of the Year
         Most Memorable Scene in a Movie for ‘Opening scene’
  • Golden Trailer Awards
    – Golden Trailer Award for Best Wildposts (For “Vertical Campaign”)
    – Golden Trailer Award Nominations for 

         Best Action Poster (For “One Sheet”)
         Best Thriller Poster
  • Hollywood Film Awards
    – Hollywood Film Award for Supporting Actress of the Year
  • Houston Film Critics Society Awards
    – HFCS Awards for
         Best Director
         Best Supporting Actor
    – HFCS Award Nominations for
         Best Picture
         Best Cinematography
  • IGN Summer Movie Awards
    – Winner of Best Movie Director
    – Winner of Best Drama Movie
    – Winner of IGN’s People’s Choice Award for Best Drama Movie
    – IGN Award Nominations for
         Best Movie
         Best Movie Actor
  • Independent Spirit Awards
    – Independent Spirit Award Nominations for
         Best Feature
         Best Director
         Best Male Lead
         Best Supporting Male
  • Indiana Film Journalists Association, US
    – IFJA Award Runner-Up for Best Supporting Actor
    – IFJA Award Nomination for Best Picture
  • Indiewire Critics’ Poll
    – ICP 2nd Place Award for Best Supporting Performance
    – ICP 3rd Place Award(s)
         Best Director
         Best Cinematography (Tied with Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia”)
    – Also Nominated for Best Film
  • International Cinephile Society Awards 2012
    – ICS Award for Best Original Score
    – ICS Award Nomination for Best Editing (Runner Up)
    – ICS Award Nominations
         Best Picture
         Best Director
         Best Supporting Actor
         Best Adapted Screenplay
         Best Cinematography
  • International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)
    – IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for an Action/ Adventure/ Thriller Film
  • Internet Film Critic Society
    – IFCS Award for Best Action Film
  • Iowa Film Critics Awards
    – Iowa Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Irish Film and Television Awards
    – IFTA Award for best Best International Actor | Ryan Gosling
    – IFTA Award Nomination for Best International Film
  • Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
    – Silver Ribbon Award for Best Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo) | Nicolas Winding Refn 

         (Note: Fascinating since Refn is a European Director)
  • Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)
    – IOMA Awards for
         Best Picture (Miglior film)
         Best Director (Miglior regia)
         Best Editing (Miglior montaggio)
         Best Original Score (Miglior colonna sonora)
    – IOMA Award Nominations for
         Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista)
         Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)
         Best Supporting Actress (Miglior attrice non protagonista)
         Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale)
         Best Cinematography (Miglior fotografia)
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
    – Sierra Award for Best Director
    – Sierra Award for Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks
    – Sierra Award Nomination for Best Picture
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards
    – LCCFA ALFS Award Nominations for
         Film of the Year | “Drive”
         Director of the Year | NWR
         Actor of the Year | Ryan Gosling
         Supporting Actor of the Year | Albert Brooks
         British Actress of the Year | Carey Mulligan
         Technical Achievement of the Year | Cliff Martinez (for original score)
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
    – LAFCA Award Nomination for Best Music | Cliff Martinez
  • Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA
    – Golden Reel Award Nominations for
         Best Sound Editing for Music in a Feature Film
         Best Sound Editing for Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film
  • MTV Movie Awards
    – MTV Movie Award Nominations for
         Best Male Performance | Ryan Gosling
         Best Music
         Best Gut-Wrenching Performance | Ryan Gosling
  • National Board of Review, USA
    – NBR Mention for ‘Top Films’
  • National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA
    – NSFC Award for Best Supporting Actor | Albert Brooks
  • Nevada Film Critics Society
    – NFCS Award for Best Suppporting Actor | Albert Brooks
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards
    – NYFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor | Albert Brooks
  • Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards
    – OFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor | Albert Brooks
    – OFCC Award Nomination for Best Film
  • Ole Awards
    – Ole Award Nomination for Best Foreign Film (Bedste udenlandske film)
  • Online Film & Television Association
    – OFTA Film Award for Best Film Editing
    – OFTA Film Award for Best Sound Mixing
    – OFTA Film Award for Best Sound Effects Editing
    – OFTA Film Award Nominations
         Best Picture
         Best Supporting Actor | Albert Brooks
         Best Cinematography
         Best Titles Sequence (Opening Scene)
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards
    – OFCS Award Nominations for
         Best Picture
         Best Director | Nicolas Winding Refn
         Best Supporting Actor | Albert Brooks
         Best Adapted Screenplay | Hossein Amini
         Best Editing
         Best Cinematography
  • Online New York Film Critics
    – ONYFC Award for Best Supporting Actor | Albert Brooks
    – Mention for ‘Top Films of the Year’
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
    PFCS Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role | Albert Brooks
    – 
PFCS Award for Best Stunts
    – PFCS Award Nomination for Best Picture
  • Rembrandt Awards
    – Rembrandt Award Nominations for
         Best International Film (Beste Buitenlandse Film)
         Best International Actor (Beste Buitenlandse Acteur) | Ryan Gosling
  • Robert Festival (Danish Film Academy)
    – Robert Award for Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Awards
    – SDFCS Award for Best Director
    – SDFCS Award Nominations for
         Best Picture
         Best Supporting Actor | Albert Brooks
         Best Screenplay (Adapted) | Hossein Amini
         Best Cinematography
         Best Editing
  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle
    – SFFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor | Albert Brooks
  • Sant Jordi Awards
    – Sant Jordi Audience Award
    – Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
    – Sant Jordi Nomination for Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
  • Satellite Awards
    – Satellite Awards for
    Best Actor in a Motion Picture | Ryan Gosling
         Best Actor in a Supporting Role | Albert Brooks
         Best Director | Nicolas Winding Refn
         Best Sound (in Editing & Mixing)
    – Satellite Award Nominations for
         Best Motion Picture
         Best Cinematography
         Best Film Editing
         Best Original Score | Cliff Martinez
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards
    – SEFCA Award Nominations for
         Best Picture
         Best Supporting Actor | Albert Brooks
  • St. Louis Film Critics Association, United States
    – SLFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor | Albert Brooks
    – SLFCA Nominations for
         Best Actor | Ryan Gosling
         Best Music | Cliff Martinez
         Best Film
         Best Adapted Screenplay | Hossein Amini
         Best Director | Nicolas Winding Refn
         Best Cinematography
    -Special Merit for Best Scene, Cinematic Technique or Other Memorable Aspect or Moment
    (For the elevator beating sequence)

    – Special Merit for Best Scene, Cinematic Technique or Other Memorable Aspect or Moment
    (For the opening get-away scene)
  • Take One Awards, United Kingdom
    – Best Festival Feature
  • Teen Choice Awards
    – Teen Choice Award Nominations for
         Movie: for a Drama
         Movie Actor: in a Drama | Ryan Gosling
  • Toronto Film Critics Association Awards
    -TFCA Award Nomination(s) for
         Best Director | Nicolas Winding Refn
         Best Supporting Actor | Albert Brooks
  • Utah Film Critics Association Awards
    – UFCA Award for Best Picture
    – UFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor | Albert Brooks
    – UFCA Award Best Cinematography
    – UFCA Nomination for Best Director | Nicolas Winding Refn
  • Vancouver Film Critics Circle
    – Nominated for VFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor | Albert Brooks
  • Village Voice Film Poll
    – VVFP Award Best Supporting Actor | Albert Brooks
  • Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards
    – WAFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor | Albert Brooks
    – WAFCA Award Nomination(s) for
         Best Film
         Best Director | Nicolas Winding Refn
         Best Score | Cliff Martinez
  • Women Film Critics Circle Awards
    – Nominated for WFCC Award for Best Actor | Ryan Gosling
  • World Soundtrack Awards
    – Award for Best Original Soundtrack of the Year | Cliff Martinez
    – Award for Soundtrack Composer of the Year | Cliff Martinez

2009 | “Valhalla Rising”
“Valhalla Rising” is another Refn and Mads Mikkelsen (“Pusher,” “Pusher II” and “Bleeder”) collaboration. The film follows a Norse pagan warrior named One-Eye and a child named The Boy as they travel (enslaved) with a group of Christian Crusaders in a desperate attempt to find the ‘Holy Land.’ However, they make landfall in a vast unknown region, which unbeknownst to them is actually North America. There, they are tormented by hallucinatory visions and mysterious forces. The film is said to have acquired its designation from two experimental films by Kenneth Anger, “Lucifer Rising” and “Scorpio Rising,” though viking themed. The film was a financial flop, earning less than $35,000 (Domestic Gross).
“Valhalla Rising” Trailer
Budget: $5,000,000 – $6,000,000 (Rough)

  • Fantasporto International Film Festival
    – International Fantasy Film Award, Special Mention
    – International Fantasy Film Special Jury Award
  • Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival
    – Titra Film Award | Nicolas Winding Refn
    – Nominated for Narcisse Award for Best Feature Film
  • Robert Festival (Danish Film Academy)
    – Robert Award for Best Make-Up (Årets sminkør)
    – Robert Award Nominations for
         Best Actor (Årets mandlige hovedrolle) | Mads Mikkelsen 

         Best Screenplay (Årets manuskript)
         Best Cinematography (Årets fotografering)
         Best Costume Design (Årets kostumier)
         Best Production Design (Årets scenograf)
         Best Sound (Årets lyd/sounddesign)
         Best Original Score (Årets score (musik))
         Best Editor (Årets klipper)

2008 | “Bronson”
“Bronson” is a biopic of ‘Britain’s most violent inmate,’ career criminal Michael Gordon ‘Mickey’ Peterson, whose fighting name is Charlie Bronson (taken from the 1974 film “Death Wish”). The film follows Bronson (portrayed by Tom Hardy) from his misbehaved youth to his infamous adult life in solitary confinement. The film’s fiction lies within Bronson’s head and once the audience assumes to understand him, his on-screen reality becomes fictionalized, unleashing mental illness, criminality, insanity and poetry across the screen.
“Bronson” Trailer
Budget: $225,000 (Rough)

  • British Independent Film Awards
    – Award for Best Actor | Tom Hardy
    – Nominated for Best Achievement in Production
  • Chlotrudis Awards
    – Buried Treasure Award
  • Evening Standard British Film Awards
    – Nominated for Best Actor | Tom Hardy
  • Indiewire Critics’ Poll
    – ICP Award Nomination for Best Lead Performance (5th) | Tom Hardy
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards
    – Nominated ALFS Award for British Actor of the Year | Tom Hardy
  • (♠) Sundance Film Festival
    – Nominated for Grand Jury Prize in World Cinema – Dramatic | Nicolas Winding Refn
  • Sydney Film Festival
    – Sydney Film Prize for Best Film
  • Village Voice Film Poll
    – Nominated for VVFP Award Best Actor | Tom Hardy

2005 | “Pusher III” or “I’m the Angel of Death: Pusher III”
The final film in the “Pusher Trilogy” continues to follow Milo, a now middle-aged drug lord. Milo has just begun attending a Narcotics Anonymous workshop and fears life’s stresses will cause him to relapse. When Milo needs to do all the cooking for his daughter’s upcoming 25th birthday party and accidentally gives his henchmen food poisoning, he must then resort back to “pushing” drugs until he is thrust over the edge and must confront his deleterious lifestyle.
“Pusher III” Trailer
Budget: N/A

2004 | “Pusher II” or “With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II”
Skinhead Tonny (Mads Mikkelsen) is re-released from prison and begins to work for his criminal father as a carjacker in order to gain his favor. Tony then learns he has fathered his own child and his life begins to spiral.
Pusher II Trailer
Budget: N/A

  • Bodil Awards (Danish Film Critics Association)
    – Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role | Mads Mikkelsen

  • Nordic Council’s Film Prize
    – Prize Nomination 

  • Robert Festival (Danish Film Academy)
    – Robert Award for Best Actor [Årets mandlige hovedrolle]
    – Also nominated for
    Best Director
         Best Screenplay (Original)
         Best Film
  • Zulu Awards
    – Award for Best Actor

2003 | “Fear X”
Refn’s first English language film, “Fear X,” follows security guard Harry (John Turturro) on his quest to discover the reason behind his wife’s murder. The film is based on one of Hubert Selby, Jr.’s (author of “Last Exit to Brooklyn”) screenplays.
“Fear X” Trailer
Budget: $6,400,000 – $6,600,000 (Rough)

  • Bodil Awards (Danish Film Critics Association)
    – Bodil Award Nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role | John Turturro
  • Fangoria Awards
    – Nomination for Best Actor

  • Fantasporto International Film Festival
    – Fantasy Film Award for Best Screenplay

    – Nominated for Best Film
  • Sochi International Film Festival
    – Nominated for Golden Rose
  • Stiges Film Festival (Catalonian International Film Festival
)
    – Nomination for Best Film



1999 | “Bleeder”
The film follows two working-class friends, Leo and Lenny, both of whom live heedless lifestyles. While Lenny tries to get involved with a woman named Lea, Leo becomes removed from his pregnant girlfriend, Louise, who he grows increasingly aggressive towards, hitting her on several occasions until she finally loses the child, causing Louise’s brother Louis to seek revenge. Note: The use of alliteration when it comes to the characters’ names makes this film unnecessarily confusing. 
“Bleeder” Trailer
Budget: N/A

  • Bodil Awards (Danish Film Critics Association)
    – Bodil Award Nominations
 for
         Best Film
         Best Supporting Actress

  • Gijon International Film Festival
    – Grand Prix Asturias for Best Feature
  • 
Robert Festival (Danish Film Academy)
    – Robert Award for Best Lighting
  • The Sarajevo Film Festival (International Federation of Film Critics/ Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique
)
    – FIPRESCI Award

1996 | “Pusher”
In his film debut,”Pusher,” Refn creates a Danish drug-drama which focuses on a struggling man caught in a viscous criminal underworld, a subject not often broached in Danish cinema. But, “Pusher” would go on to become a highly successful and influential Danish film, grow into a film franchise (though, out of necessity) and launch both Refn’s and actor Mads Mikkelsen’s film careers. Being that this is Refn’s first film, he utilized the opportunity to experiment, blending the brutality of films like Ruggero Deodato’s “Cannibal Holocaust” and the criminality of Martin Scorsese’s “Mean Streets.”
“Pusher” Trailer
Budget: $852,800 (Rough)

  • Bodil Awards (Danish Film Critics Association)
    – Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role | Zlatko Burić

Documentary Films


2015 | “My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn”
This hourlong documentary film by Refn’s wife, Liz Corfixen, follows Refn and Ryan Gosling during the production of the 2013 film “Only God Forgives” – which is considered by many film critics to be an artistic failure. The film illustrates the director’s creative process and self-doubts. This film is presented by Refn’s own Space Rocket Productions.
“My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn” Trailer
Budget: N/A

2013 | “Jodorowsky’s Dune”
This documentary film by Frank Pavich follows the unsuccessful attempt by filmmaker Alejandro ‘Jodo’ Jodorowsky to adapt the novel “Dune” by Frank Herbert to screen. The film stars original cast members and crew from the film’s production team (such as Orson Wells, H.R. Giger, Mick Jagger, David Carradine, Dan O’Bannon, Amanda Lear, Salvador Dali and Jodorowsky’s friend and influencee Nicolas Winding Refn, et alia).
“Jodorowsky’s Dune” Trailer
Budget: N/A

 

Short Films


2012 | “Gucci Premiere”
This short is an extended length Gucci commercial, featuring actress Blake Lively and Nicolas Winding Refn himself as a cameo, which is said to have appeared at the ’69th Venice International Film Festival.’
Budget: N/A

*Refn has also made multiple other commercials as well as music videos over the course of his career.

 

 

 

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