Ron Yerxa

Producer, Nebraska
Nominated for: Best Feature

RON YERXA formed Bona Fide Productions with Albert Berger in 1993. Their producing credits include Stephen Soderbergh’s King of the Hill, Alexander Payne’s Election, Anthony Minghella’s Cold Mountain, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’s Little Miss Sunshine, and Todd Field’s Little Children. Their executive producing credits include the Wilco documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, Hamlet 2, and the Levon Helm documentary Ain’t In It for My Health.

Bona Fide premiered their film Nebraska directed by Alexander Payne in competition at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Best Actor Award for Bruce Dern. They just completed production on Low Down starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning and Glenn Close and The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman starring Shia Labeouf, Evan Rachel Wood and Melissa Leo. Production has recently begun on The Leftovers, an HBO pilot written by Tom Perrotta and Damon Lindelof and directed by Peter Berg. Their upcoming films include Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s American debut Louder Than Bombs.

Ron Yerxa graduated from Stanford University and worked in a variety of fields before becoming an independent producer.