Ben Lawson is a visual artist who has been writing and directing short horror films since 2010. His films have garnered numerous awards and nominations for his work in local film festivals and music video contests, including Best Screenplay and Best Direction. Ben is also a fine art photographer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, working on his Masters. He incorporates his twisted sense of humor and love of the macabre into both his photographic and video projects.
Name: Ben Lawson
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Cinematographer, Grip, Camera Operator, Photographer (Still) and Screenwriter
Film by Ramaa Mosley (Thriller) Best Boy Grip An army veteran who returns home to the Ozarks finds an abandoned young boy in the woods, and as she searches for clues to the boy's identity, discovers the local folklore about a spirit, which comes in the form of a child.
Film by Thomas Rennier Key Grip A divorcee's love for her missing ex-husband pulls her into a small town crime ring when the sheriff refuses to search for him.
The Raven's Prey
Film by Jeffrey Tenney (Drama) Cinematographer A medieval adventure about a queen's emissary whose identity as a "man of reason" and non-violence is crushed when he is sent to quell a local rebellion.
Film (short) by Shannon Michelle (Comedy) Cinematographer/Editor
Moment of Truth
Film (short) by Ben Lawson Writer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor A man comes home to his wife and delicious meal. But what was that she put in his wine?
Film (short) by Ben Lawson Writer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor A young boy left alone at night must brave the terrors of the basement when the power goes out.
Film (short) by Disaster Films (Horror) Writer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor When David wakes up to his girlfriend apologizing for her part in their current relationship issues, it starts a soul-bearing conversation that gives them both closure and renewed love in in the face of imminent death.
Film (short) Writer/Director
Film by Shawn Young (Horror and Thriller) Camera Operator Plagued by nightmares, Dr. Jeffrey White must travel to an old mental asylum to search for answers. Once there, his sanity is challenged and his strength tested as he fights for clues. Can Jeff survive long enough to put an end to the disturbing visions that echo throughout his dreams and haunt his waking hours?
Film (short) by Disaster Films (Horror) Writer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor A young woman discovers her friend murdered in the next room and calls 911 for assistance. It might be the last call she ever makes... This entry to the SATO48 2013 48-hour film competition was nominated for 5 awards, including Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Sound and Best Actress. It was also #7 Audience Favorite.
Death and Candy
Film (short) by Disaster Films (Comedy and Horror) Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer When a quirky lady with a homemade doll goes looking for love, she gets more than she can handle when a jealous lover interferes. Part of the SATO48 2012 48-hour film competition.