By the age of 12, Ben was making sketch comedy videos using his neighbor’s VHS camcorder. He went on to Cornell University where he fell in love with cinematography, editing, working with actors, and telling funny stories with striking visuals. After college, Ben shot indies, including the sketch comedy classic “Wet Hot American Summer” starring Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper, and Paul Rudd.
In the 2000s, Ben moved naturally into directing and became a staple the New York sketch comedy scene, helming content for Comedy Central, IFC, FunnyOrDie, College Humor, and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre, including a few music videos for Moby, winning best music video at the Venice Beach Film Festival. It all led to an illustrious career making broadcast TV commercials in the states and internationally for Geico, Playstation, Subway, Kit Kat, Crest, Twizzlers, NFL, Walmart, and many others.
When he is not directing, Ben coaches long-form comedy improv and works as an environmental activist and community leader, fighting for clean air quality in North Brooklyn and across New York City. He lives in Brooklyn.