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Ben is a film and theatre person who won the Austin Film Festival and Launchpad Screenwriting Competitions, and advanced past the semis to reach the Top 50 of the Nicholl Fellowships from 7,300+ submissions.

Ben's short films have screened at festivals across the country and he is currently in post-production on a feature thriller. He attended Tufts University and the British American Drama Academy, has a Queen as a dual citizen with Canada (eh!) but lives in Kings County (Brooklyn) and is from Pennsylvania.

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FEATURED PROJECTS

TWO RIVERS POSTER Ben Samuels

TWO RIVERS

Documentary Short

DREAMER Alejandro Jimenez was smuggled into America as a boy and, thanks to DACA, is now New Hope, Pennsylvania's first professional boxer. In the days leading up to his toughest fight, with lawmakers threatening to repeal DACA, he battles for the ideals of a nation.

WAY UP POSTER Ben Samuels

WAY UP

Narrative Short

A North Philly community organizer and his son search for a hopeful way to confront gun violence as a single day unfolds in parallel stories before an act of violence brings them crashing together.

ATTILA POSTER Ben Samuels

ATTILA

Narrative Short

America is at war in 1864 as Union Major General William T. Sherman plans his brutal March to the Sea through his beloved South and is confronted by the moral convictions of an escaped slave.

Master of Secrets Ben Samuels

MASTER OF SECRETS

Novel

Ben's debut novel is an immersive memoir that charts the inspiring true story of Holocaust survivor John Saunders as he outfoxes the Nazis and emigrate to America. Available from Amazon.

 
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