BEN DAVIS | FILMMAKER
Ben Davis is a filmmaker originally from Dallas, Texas. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University in 2011 (sic em) and works as a commercial director and screenwriter in LA and Texas. In 2014 his feature script CHASING SHADOWS placed in the top 15% of the Academy of Motion Picture's Nicholl Fellowship and in 2016 his sci-fi pilot WATCH THE SKIES became the top rated teleplay on the BlackList. Commercially Ben has directed spots for Netflix, Fuller House, Atlus Games, BP, Sinclair Oil, Sulzer Products, and more.
Ben's all-American sensibilities, Southern upbringing, Christian faith, and liberal arts education offer a distinctly sentimental perspective on faith, family, and the modern American dream. His stories tend to show that, with faith and perseverance, even the most broken souls can accomplish beautiful things.
Ben is managed by Adam Rejwan at REJ Entertainment. Commercially he is on the rosters of Southern Sky Films and Origami. However, he also free-lances out to other agencies//production companies on a project basis.
FROM BEN HIMSELF:
I'm a Christian and would immediately point you towards Peter Rollins' book HOW (NOT) TO SPEAK OF GOD or some sermons from UBC in Waco for a small glimpse into my personal relationship and views on faith. To please all the folks obsessed with personality assessments (you're in good company): I'm the oldest of four kids and the classic first-born archetype, a true-blue Enneagram 4, and an ENFP for you Myer's Briggs nerds. I also have an undying love for the following: Deathcab, Spielberg and Scorsese movies, the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, (buffalo chicken) pizza, Star Wars, John Williams, nostalgia, disposable cameras, Donald Miller books, and podcasts. All the podcasts.
I work with a lot of talented people who inspire me, but I should absolutely mention a few folks specifically: Tyler Hiott who has been my best pal since high school, we write together from time-to-time, he designs a lot of my artwork, and also edits a good hunk of my directorial work. Vinnie Oppido and Chris Billings whose music inspires me whether it's in my work or someone else's. Adam Hagenbuch who has acted in my stuff since we he was a pre-teen and has created some great work with me behind the camera as a writer and director. And last, but not least Greg Cotten and Aaron Youngblood whose technical gifts behind the camera have made me look so damn good time and time again. Also, Jacob Robinson for reading my words and inspiring me with his and Gregory Bordelon for keeping me sane, laughing, and enjoying the ride.