Ronald Bronstein
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Ronald Bronstein (right), with Josh Safdie of the Safdie brothers
United States
Occupation(s)Filmmaker and actor

Ronald Bronstein is an American film director, screenwriter, editor and actor. He directed, wrote and edited the 2007 film Frownland.[1][2][3] He is also known as a prominent collaborator of the Safdie brothers, having acted as editor on all their features, and co-written all their screenplays since 2009's Daddy Longlegs.


Feature films
Year Title Director Writer Editor Notes
2007 Frownland Yes Yes Yes
2008 Yeast No No Yes Also assistant director
2009 Daddy Longlegs No Yes Yes Also actor
2011 Eyes Find Eyes No No No Actor
2014 Heaven Knows What No Yes Yes Also actor
2017 Good Time No Yes Yes
2019 Uncut Gems No Yes Yes
2022 Funny Pages No No No Producer

Awards and nominations

Selected awards and nominations
Year Ceremony Category Work Result
2007 SXSW Film Festival Special Jury Award Frownland Won
Gotham Awards Best Film Not Playing At Theater Near You Won
2008 Independent Spirit Awards Someone to Watch Award Nominated
2010 Gotham Awards Breakthrough Actor Daddy Longlegs Won
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Nominated
2016 John Cassavetes Award Heaven Knows What Nominated
Best Editing Nominated
2018 Good Time Nominated
2020 Best Screenplay Uncut Gems Nominated
Best Editing Won


  1. ^ "25 New Faces". Filmmaker Magazine. Summer 2007. Archived from the original on 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  2. ^ Kipp, Jeremiah (2008-03-07). "Notes From Underground: An Interview with Frownland Writer-Director Ronald Bronstein | The House Next Door". Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  3. ^ Brody, Richard. "Straight Out of Brooklyn". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2012-08-29.