Beacon

About the Film

In this dialogue-free short, the youngest member of a small, isolated congregation begins to question her faith when a pilgrim arrives, then mysteriously disappears. 

About the filmmaker(s)

Ben is a writer, director, and editor of videos of all kinds. He has made short films, music videos, and more comedy series episodes and sketches than you'd likely agree to watch without a bathroom break.  

His short film Flytrap was an Official Selection at the Maryland International Film Festival, the Rehoboth Beach Film Festival, the Asheville Cinema Festival and the Seattle True Independent Film Festival. His short Beacon was an Official Selection at The Maryland Film Festival, The Crown Heights Film Festival, Fandependent Films, Reel13 Shorts, the New York No Limits Film Series and was a Daily Pick on FilmShortage.com. 

Ben is the co-creator, writer and director of the comedy web series The Pioneers, which won Best Writing at the Brooklyn Web Fest, was nominated for “Best Comedy” at the Indie Series Awards 2017 and was selected for Network Notes at the Independent Television and Film Festival. His script for Fake Harry, co-written with Ted Day, was a finalist for the David Ross Fetzer Foundation.  

Ben is currently developing a feature horror/comedy screenplay and a pilot for a comedic anthology series. 

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About the Presenting Partner

WNET is America’s flagship PBS station: parent company of New York’s THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its new ALL ARTS multi-platform initiative, its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each week. 

WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13 and NJTV News and MetroFocus, the multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. 

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