Ben is a former Parisian and forever New Yorker whose passion for documentary filmmaking stems from a deep desire to visually explore complex identities within the constructs of nationality and culture. Having a tangled family history of relatives crossing borders to escape dictatorial regimes, and having spent nearly a decade himself as an undocumented person, has compelled his interest in immigrant stories as the subjects and themes present across his work. He seeks to push the limits of conventional cinematography and storytelling, and often fully immerses himself into the world of his subjects. His short documentaries have received awards at film festivals across the U.S. and he is awaiting the premiere of his first documentary feature 15th Parish.