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. His lived experience as an immigrant to the United States has compelled his interest in the commonalities between all immigrant stories, as well as the more overlooked parts which are often present in the themes across his work.
His first feature length documentary BAD LIKE BROOKLYN DANCEHALL (Tribeca 2023) is the first recipient of The Gotham Documentary Award from the Decentralized Pictures Foundation, co-founded by Roman Coppola, Leo Matchett, and Mike Musante. The project was awarded the Hyphen Grant for highlighting the cultural richness, complexity and quirks of the Caribbean-American experience. He is a 2023 Fellow of The Better Angels Society Lavine Fellowship, a component of The Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, for recognition in documenting America’s diverse stories.
Ben’s early career has been defined by his quality work in commercial post-production and trust garnered from the leading advertising agencies. He founded the post-production studio ASSEMBLY9 in 2012, and established its premium nonfiction production arm A9NY Studio in 2018.