Aug 13, 2012
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 Award.
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.