Film. Theater. Story.

My name is Ben. I make films and plays, and I try to help make more artists.

I specialize mainly in directing and teaching. There’s also writing, creative producing, acting, editing, action design, and physical theater. At the core, I’m a story artist who works in visual mediums. I’m happy to embrace the fact that I always have been, and always will be, a multi-hyphenate. I think that’s the nature of most creative work.

It’s because I think films and plays are important, sometimes in how they are Important, sometimes in how they are something manifestly Unimportant. Sometimes we need something to shake us awake. Sometimes we need something to collapse on at the end of a hard day.

If you’re still reading and scrolling, I’m going to stop now – poke around the website, look at the images, read the blog – eventually I’ll be able to post a few of my films on here, but many of them are under a separate copyright, are in progress, or are under review by film festivals. Welcome, thanks for visiting, and I hope you find something you enjoy.

DP - Omar Juarez, Production Design by Austin Johnson, with Original Art by Ari Bach