Talent Guide

Takeshi Fukunaga

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2016


Takeshi Fukunaga is a Japanese filmmaker based in New York. He’s received support from Berlinale Talents, the National Board of Review, and the Independent Filmmaker Project. His directorial debut film, Out of My Hand was made in association with Liberia Movie Union, an affiliate of the Liberian government and selected as one of ten projects for IFP’s Narrative Feature Lab. Out of My Hand had its world premiere in the Panorama section at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.

Current Project

Out of My Hand


A struggling Liberian rubber plantation worker risks everything to discover a new life as a Yellow Cab driver in New York City.