ben wright smith
Ben is a writer, director, and editor. He has made short films, music videos, and more comedy series episodes and sketches than you'd likely agree to watch without a bathroom break. His short film “Flytrap” was an Official Selection at the Maryland International Film Festival, the Rehoboth Beach Film Festival, the Asheville Cinema Festival and the Seattle True Independent Film Festival. His short “Beacon” was an Official Selection at The Maryland Film Festival, The Crown Heights Film Festival, Fandependent Films, Reel13 Shorts, the New York No Limits Film Series, and was a Daily Pick on FilmShortage.com.
Other directing credits include “The Effects of Climate Change on Selkie Migration Patterns,” the music video for Rachel Lark’s “Warm, Bloody, and Tender” featuring Dan Savage, and the comedy web series “The Pioneers,” which won Best Writing at the Brooklyn Web Fest, was nominated for “Best Comedy” at the Indie Series Awards 2017, and was selected for Network Notes at the Independent Television and Film Festival. His script for “Fake Harry,” co-written with Ted Day, was a finalist for the David Ross Fetzer Foundation.
Currently, Ben is developing and shopping a 30-minute pilot script for “The Pioneers,” and developing a web mini-series called “The Two Butlers Who Live Together and are Also Each Other’s Butlers.”
Ben is from North Yarmouth, Maine, and currently resides in Brooklyn.