Destin Daniel Cretton grew up in a family of eight. There were six kids and his parents all living in a tiny house in Maui, Hawaii. He said they had their fair share of ups and downs.

The Cretton siblings plus two cousins in Maui in the late 80s.
Photo: @destindaniel

His upbringing helped him connect to the memoir The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Cretton not only adapted the novel by co-writing the screenplay, but he also directed the feature with the same name starring Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson. It hits theatres Friday. Plus his sister Joy Cretton serves as a Costume Designer on the film too.

Destin Daniel Cretton with his sister Joy and author Jeannette Walls (middle) when she came to set of The Glass Castle movie. Photo: @destindaniel


Destin Daniel Cretton on His Family Upbringing

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