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

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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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