Ben Wydeven

Ben Wydeven

Makeshift Media Group
Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Sound Designer, Screenwriter and Producer

Madison, Wisconsin

Member Since:
February 2013
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About Ben

Ben is a screenwriter, director and editor. He is the owner of Makeshift Media Group, a video production company located in Madison, WI. He is the creator and director of The Raven James Chronicles film series (2014 - current)

Other films include: The Medium (2007) The Zombeatles: All You Need is Brains (2009), Quantum of Vengeance (2013), D (2013), Crazy Over Broke (2013), A Hot Summer Chill (2014), Going Up (2015), Mine (2015), The Waiting Room (2015) Demon in the Waiting Room (2015) Mourning in the Cemetery (2016)

Unique traits: handheld camera work & sound design

Loglines

  • Blind Love

    Blind Love Crime Horror Thriller When a young playboy tv reporter finds himself the target of a mysterious female stalker, he becomes the top story.

  • Drowning Demons

    Drowning Demons Adventure Horror Thriller Alcoholic spiritual medium Raven James and his sober bartender associate Benny Cavoto are hired to investigate a haunted nightclub

Credits

  • Mourning in the Cemetery

    Mourning in the Cemetery (2016)
    Film (Thriller and Short) Editor It has been four years since Benny's dad Mickey died and he is still feeling the loss. Meanwhile, Benny offers to assist Raven in helping ghosts move on.

  • Wrong Number Right Day

    Wrong Number Right Day (2016)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Editor Add a Plot »

  • Turn Around

    Turn Around (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Indie Guys

    Indie Guys (2016)
    Film (Action and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department When raising money to make another movie falls through, Ian and Gordon continue the movie ventures with zero dollars.

  • The Raven James Chronicles:  The Waiting Room

    The Raven James Chronicles: The Waiting Room (2015)
    Film (short) by Makeshift Media Group Producer/writer/director/editor

  • The Raven James Chronicles: Demon in the Waiting Room

    The Raven James Chronicles: Demon in the Waiting Room (2015)
    Film (short) by Makeshift Media Group Producer/writer/director/editor

  • The Raven James Chronicles: The Waiting Room

    The Raven James Chronicles: The Waiting Room (2015)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Editor A man who has died suddenly of a heart attack asks Raven for help to give a message to his family.

  • Mine

    Mine (2015)
    Film (Drama and Short) Director & Editor 2015 48 hour film project.

  • Going Up

    Going Up (2015)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Editor Add a Plot »

  • Full Circle

    Full Circle (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Sound department When a dedicated priest in a Polish-American parish is faced with having to clean out the home of a deceased elderly woman, an old photograph of a dead child raises questions. Chilling occurrences prod him to uncover an unexpected answer.

  • Crazy Over Broke

    Crazy Over Broke (2014)
    Film (short) by Project Famous Producer/Gaffer/sound/editor

  • The Raven James Chronicles: A Hot Summer Chill

    The Raven James Chronicles: A Hot Summer Chill (2014)
    Film (short) by Makeshift Media Group Producer/writer/director/editor

  • The Raven James Chronicles: Reflections

    The Raven James Chronicles: Reflections (2014)
    Film (Short, Horror and Thriller) Editor 10-year-old Raven was taken to see his mother in the psychiatric ward by his father. But later that evening, he can still feel her presence.

  • A Hot Summer Chill

    A Hot Summer Chill (2014)
    Film (Short, Horror and Thriller) Editor Raven James is an alcoholic spiritual medium, who gets mixed up with a family's poltergeist problems.

  • Burn the Money

    Burn the Money (2014)
    Film (Short and Music) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Dispatched

    Dispatched (2014)
    Film (Action, Comedy and Romance) Actor A cop(Jarrod Crooks)is demoted to watch his boss'(Greg Kuper)daughter(Katrina Simyab)while she is on vacation with a friend(Shannon McDonough)

  • The Ethical Slut

    The Ethical Slut (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • "D"

    "D" (2013)
    Film (short) by Project Famous Producer/director/editor/sound design

  • Quantum of Vengeance

    Quantum of Vengeance (2013)
    Film (short) by Makeshift Media Group Producer/co-writer/director/editor

  • D Is for Devil

    D Is for Devil (2013)
    Film (Short and Horror) Editor One man's pursuit of the devil.

  • Not the Artist

    Not the Artist (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Editor Add a Plot »

  • Film Reels

    Film Reels (2013)
    Television (Talk-Show) Editor Local filmmakers in the Madison and the rest of Wisconsin areas

  • Runnin'

    Runnin' (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Sound department A high school basketball prodigy who once had everything; dreams, abilities, skills, talent becomes a burnout before his senior year. A drunk who has stopped caring about everything and everyone. Until after a bizarre set of events, does he find himself playing in a game of basketball...for his soul. Written by Nicolas Alexander

  • Internalizing Death

    Internalizing Death (2012)
    TV Movie (Horror) Editor Add a Plot »

  • In Absentia

    In Absentia (2012)
    Film (Short and Crime) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • The Zombeatles: All You Need Is Brains

    The Zombeatles: All You Need Is Brains (2009)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Editor In a post Zombie apocalyptic world, The Zombeatles origins parallel The Beatles, from their first days in pool of liver, to Jaw Nlennon's romance with EwwYoko Ono, host Angus Macabre narrates their ups and downs.

  • The Horror Vault 2

    The Horror Vault 2 (2009)
    Video (Horror) Editor Do you have the stomach for seconds?

  • Unholy Reunion

    Unholy Reunion (2009)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Twenty years ago Adkov Telmig was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole for killing his wife, her lover, and countless others. That was the last society ever saw of him... Until now. Fast forward to the present day. State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Davis and his wife Julie have just celebrated the law school graduation of their daughter Rebecca. Now only the State Bar exam stands between her and a promising law career, working as a prosecutor just as her father did. The Davis' leave for the Capitol for an important case, leaving their daughter home to to finish the graduation celebration with her friends. But this party is soon about to turn into a nightmare. Adkov Telmig has escaped from prison and is on a direct course to the rural Davis home. Rebecca soon ends up face to face with the killer. With Rebecca's life turned upside down, she must decide whether to save her friends or save herself. Written by Ric McCloud

  • Thieves Like Us

    Thieves Like Us (2009)
    Film (Action, Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Toby is one of the best thieves out there, but his heart isn't in it. He wants to give up his life of crime and marry Lindsey. When his partner gets kidnapped, Toby is sent on a downward spiral and risks losing his friend, his girlfriend, his freedom, and maybe even his life! Can Toby figure out a way to clear his name, save his friend, and win back Lindsey's heart? Written by Anonymous

  • High School Musical: Get in the Picture

    High School Musical: Get in the Picture (2008)
    Television (Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • The Medium

    The Medium (2007)
    Film (short) by Makeshift Productions Producer/writer/director/editor

  • The Knight and the Maestro

    The Knight and the Maestro (2004)
    Video (Comedy, Drama, Music and Romance) Editor Andy and Scott live in two complete different worlds... even as college roommates! Scott is a messy, laid back and constantly playing D&D and having sex with his girlfriend - with the door unlocked. Andy is a quiet, classical music lover who wants everything nice and neat. Girlfriend? He seems to have "lost" her picture, so he draws one, although there's question of whether she really exists. Written by BHW

Awards

  • Best Sound Design (D)
    (2013)

  • Best Editing (D)
    (2013)

  • Best Use of Genre, Horror (D)
    (2013)

  • Best of Horror, 2008 Wildwood Film Festival
    (2008)

  • WYOU Film Festival
    (2008)

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