Ben is a film and theatre maker who just co-directed the dramatic short TYPE 1 with Anthony Rapp. Ben's writing has won the Austin Film Festival and Launchpad Screenwriting Competitions, and advanced past the semis to reach the Top 50 of the Nicholl Fellowships. He wrote, directed, and co-starred in the psychological thriller HIDE, coming in 2022.
Ben's short films have screened at festivals across the country. 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 (BKLYN) and is from Pennsylvania.
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Psychological Thriller (Feature)
COMING SOON! Starring Nadine Malouf, Ben Samuels, Daniella de Jesus, Christine Garver, Justin Cunningham, and Molly Griggs.
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.
Co-Directed with Anthony Rapp. Starring Mary Wiseman & Noah Averbach-Katz.
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.
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'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.