Ben Selkow

Ben Selkow is the director/producer/director of photography/writer of A Summer in the Cage for cable release on Sundance Channel on October 22, 2007, an international film festival tour, and an educational/institutional outreach campaign. He also is the Producer of The North Carolina Project , a feature-length documentary film about fugitive bomber Eric Robert Rudolph for director Jim Chambers' Field Hands Productions. The film is intended for theatrical, cable and DVD release in 2008. Along with running Field Hands Productions, Ben oversees all phases of pre-production, production (shooting with cinematographer Maryse Alberti) and post-production with editor Susanne Rostock for The North Carolina Project. Before producing at Field Hands, he associate produced for Fox Sports Net's Beyond the Glory (2000-2001). Ben also was a field producer/camera operator for a series of street basketball DVD's entitled Straight from the Streets (2000). He began his film experience as a production assistant and assistant director on feature films such as Meet the Parents (2000), What Lies Beneath (2000), Center Stage (2000) and Random Hearts (1999), television shows such as Sex in the City and The Sopranos. Ben began his film career interning at Tribeca Productions and Warner Brothers story departments. Ben first became interested in film after seeing his mother, a psychologist, being featured in the National Film Board of Canada documentary L'Interdit (1976), about an alternative commune for treating schizophrenics in Canada. He is a screenwriter, an avid photographer, traveler, and basketball player. Ben is a member of the Independent Film Project (IFP) and is fiscally sponsored by the International Documentary Association (IDA). Ben was born in Montréal, Canada. He holds Honors B.A.'s in Film Studies and African-American Studies from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut where he received the W.E.B. DuBois Academic Award for Overall Excellence and a certificate from the School for International Training in Tanzania, East Africa. He resides in New York City.