Ben won Best Animation at Slamdance
for the animated short film Seed, which he both co-directed and shot.
Ben was also director of photography on The Hunter & the Swan Discuss Their Meeting, a
Sundance short film official selection.
Ben lived for five years in Prague, where he met
director Benh Zeitlin, with whom he subsequently worked
as cinematographer on the multi-award-winning short Glory At Sea.
They continued their collaboration on Beasts of the Southern Wild, winner of both the
Camera d'Or at Cannes and the Grand Jury
Prize at Sundance, where Ben also won the Excellence in Cinematography
Beasts of the Southern Wild is about
Hushpuppy, a fearless six-year-old girl, who lives with her father,
Wink, in the Bathtub, a southern Delta community at the
edge of the world.