As a Boston-based documentary filmmaker and teacher, Ben loves to make films that raise awareness about social causes. He started in documentary with a short piece for WGBH about the pros and cons of competition, and worked with his students on another WGBH short about the effects of climate change on New England fishing.

He worked on the feature-length documentary Traces of the Trade, which opened the POV season in 2008. Since then he has produced awareness-raising short pieces on local currencies, immigration, climate action, and education. Ben has taught creative technology—filmmaking, graphic design, digital music, and game design—at Concord Academy for almost 20 years. He has a Masters in Documentary Film from Goddard College, worked as a Teaching Assistant in dozens of MMW’s film workshops, and taught MMW’s Film & Video Teachers Workshop for almost 10 years.

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