Ben is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, producer, and educator. He has a passion for teaching and for visual storytelling. The founder of Alberta-based production studio MythConception Inc. and Halifax-based Dream Front Entertainment Inc., Ben studied theatre and computer science before completing graduate work in Education at the University of Ottawa. When not in the classroom sharing his passion for career and technology studies (CTS) with his students, Ben loves to write and direct movies. He's thrilled to be attached to direct several upcoming projects receiving development from Telefilm Canada including feature films 'The Final Hour' and 'Deprivation'. Ben was awarded the Ontario Teacher's Federation Prize in 2005 and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Calgary.
(Business as usual with talented writers Joe LeClair & Stephen MacLean)
Ben joined forces with Trailer Park Boys producer Karen Wentzell to bring life to a concept trailer for Natasha’s Wood; a project created in support of UNICEF Canada. Ben has also worked in assistant directing roles, but is usually occupied developing new media and film projects. Ben also enjoys working as an editor and is proficient with the Adobe, Final Cut, and Avid lines of editing systems. He allied with Paul Kimball as offline editor to cut the 13-part broadcast TV series Ghost Cases and has experience color grading for 35mm film and high definition digital intermediaries.
(On the set of 'New Blood')
Before launching Dream Front Entertainment, and while studying in the bachelor of computer science program, Ben worked as part of the application design team at Acadia University’s Institute for Teaching and Technology. From there he completed successful practicums at Nortel Networks in Ottawa before moving on to other projects in the Capital. Benjamin has over fifteen years of programming and web design experience. Most recently, he has dabbled in cross-platform mobile app development and creative writing while teaching video production and game programming.