BENCARO

WRITER & DIRECTOR

01 about

 

Ben Caro is a writer and director from Washington, D.C. who specializes in writing about powerless characters forced to lead double lives. "Cathedrals," which competed for the Zeno Mountain Award at the Miami Film Festival, was his debut as a writer-director and an especially meaningful bucket list project. He was driven by his passion for Raymond Carver's work and for disability inclusion, showcasing the work of a blind actor in the film.

 

Austin Film Festival Finalist 2020

Humanitas Award Finalist

AMC One Hour Pilot Finalist 

Sundance Episodic Lab 2nd Rounder

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition Semifinalist

Screencraft Fellowship Quarterfinalist

02 portfolio

 
 

02 clients

 

04 news

  • The Austin Film Festival selects Ben's limited series pilot "March" as a finalist in four separate categories: Drama Television Pilot, Humanitas Award, AMC One-Hour Pilot Award, and the Barry Josephson Fellowship
    AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2020 SCRIPT COMPETITION FINALISTS

    The Austin Film Festival selects Ben's limited series pilot "March" as a finalist in four separate categories: Drama Television Pilot, Humanitas Award, AMC One-Hour Pilot Award, and the Barry Josephson Fellowship

  • Cathedrals leaves its viewer with a better sense of how Phil has changed than Carver’s abrupt non-conclusion does, and yet while Carver left one with wonderment, Caro chooses to end on an uneasy note, by no means florid.
    Indie Shorts Mag: "Cathedrals" Film Review

    Cathedrals leaves its viewer with a better sense of how Phil has changed than Carver’s abrupt non-conclusion does, and yet while Carver left one with wonderment, Caro chooses to end on an uneasy note, by no means florid.

  • Ben came in for a Discover Indie Film interview answers the Four Questions. What are the 4Q’s? Listen to the interview.
    Discover Indie Film Episode 95: 4Qs with Benjamin Caro

    Ben came in for a Discover Indie Film interview answers the Four Questions. What are the 4Q’s? Listen to the interview.

  • Filmmaker Benjamin Caro’s short film Cathedrals took the Sherman Oaks Film Festival by storm in 2018.  The Filmmakers Jury gave it three awards, including Outstanding Short Film, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Acting – Individual.
    Discover Indie Film Podcast 94: Benjamin Caro "Cathedrals"

    Filmmaker Benjamin Caro’s short film Cathedrals took the Sherman Oaks Film Festival by storm in 2018. The Filmmakers Jury gave it three awards, including Outstanding Short Film, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Acting – Individual.

  • Learn the tips and tricks on Kickstarter from Mary Kate Wiles, who with her troupe Shipwrecked, raised over 70k for their new series Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner. Then join Ben Caro, as he kickstarts his own short, "Cathedrals."
    Just Shoot It Podcast 43: Pros and Cons of Kickstarter with Mary Kate Wiles and Ben Caro

    Learn the tips and tricks on Kickstarter from Mary Kate Wiles, who with her troupe Shipwrecked, raised over 70k for their new series Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner. Then join Ben Caro, as he kickstarts his own short, "Cathedrals."

 

05 film info

"CATHEDRALS"

Inspired by a popular Raymond Carver story, “Cathedrals” is about a young husband who, through a strange, almost psychedelic experience with a blind man, is able to see his marriage from a new perspective.

Our mission was to raise awareness for actors with disabilities, which is why we cast a blind actor to play a lead role and donated to organizations like Theater By the Blind as part of our fundraising. Here's an article I wrote for the American Federation for the Blind about the project.​

AWARDS

Starring Brendan Sexton III (Russian Doll), Rick Boggs (Nip/Tuck), Michele Weaver (Council of Dads) and Jessie Lande. Written and Directed by Ben Caro. Contact benj.caro@gmail.com for a private screening link or to screen the film.

  • Official Selection – Miami Film Festival 2019

  • Best Actor - Best of NFMLA 2019 (nom)

  • Best Editing - Best of NFMLA 2019 (nom)

  • Outstanding Director – Sherman Oaks Film Festival 2019

  • Outstanding Short – Sherman Oaks Film Festival 2019

  • Outstanding Acting – Sherman Oaks Film Festival

  • Best Ensemble – FirstGlance Film Festival 2019 (nom.)

  • Best Drama Short – FirstGlance Film Festival 2019 (nom.)

  • Official Selection – Crossroads Film Festival 2019

  • Official Selection – Lighthouse International Film Festival 2019

06 contact

 

benj.caro@gmail.com

703.209.6479

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