ABOUT THE FOUNDEr

Ben Nabors. {Photo by Henry Hargreaves}

Ben Nabors is an East Coast-based filmmaker. His debut feature documentary “WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL”, about windmill inventor William Kamkwamba, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival.  He co-wrote and produced the short film “Palimpsest”, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (2013) where it won a Special Jury Prize.  In 2014, he produced “BROOKLYN FARMER” (World Premiere at DOC NYC), which screened in the Culinary Zinema program at the San Sebastian Film Festival in conjunction with the Berlinale. In 2015, he wrote and produced “Actor Seeks Role”, starring Alex Karpovsky and Dylan Baker, which won the Grand Jury Prize at IFFBoston and had its online premiere with The New Yorker. In 2016, he co-directed and produced “The Happy Film”, a feature-length documentary about the iconic graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister and his deeply personal 6-year, world-spanning pursuit of happiness (World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival). 

Filmmaker Magazine named Ben amongst the 25 New Faces of Independent Film, GOOD Magazine recognized him as a GOOD 100, and the US State Department tapped him as a “Film Envoy” within the American Film Showcase cultural diplomacy program.  

Nabors is in development on the studio’s first feature-length screenplay, “Palimpsest”, which was selected for IFP's Emerging Storyteller's Program, the Screenwriting Lab at the Hampton’s International Film Festival, where it earned the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Screenplay Award, and the Sun Valley Film Festival's Screenwriting Lab where it won the High Scribe Award.

He loves what he does.