Benjamin Wiessner

Benjamin Wiessner

Vanishing Angle
Producer, Producer of Marketing & Distribution and Marketing/pr

Los Angeles, California

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April 2013
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About Benjamin

Benjamin Wiessner was named to Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Indie Film in 2012 as part of ornana films, where he began producing and distributing shorts and features with broadcast partners across the world, including Canal+ and PBS. He has produced over a dozen short films in both hand-drawn animation and live action, with awards at festivals including SxSw and Sundance. He has also worked on fifteen features, including producing Beast Beast (Sundance, SxSw 2020) and Thunder Road (SXSW Grand Jury Prize, Cannes). He consults, mentors, and consoles numerous up and coming filmmakers. Raised by educators, he frequently speaks about production, distribution, foreign sales, and film marketing at film schools, festivals, and conferences such as The Southern Producer’s Lab, Sundance Institute’s Self-Distribution Workshop, as well as many others. In 2018, he co-founded the Short to Feature Filmmaking Lab.

Loglines

  • A Morning Light

    A Morning Light Experimental Independent Romance Sci-fi A MORNING LIGHT is a stark, feature-length portrait about extraterrestrial visitation—starring Zach Weintraub and Celia Rowlson-Hall. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ianclark/a-morning-light

Credits

  • Disfluency

    Disfluency (2020)
    Film Producer

  • The Werewolf

    The Werewolf (2020)
    Film Producer

  • Beast Beast

    Beast Beast (2020)
    Film Producer

  • Krista

    Krista (2018)
    Film Producer

  • A Bread Factory, Part One

    A Bread Factory, Part One (2018)
    Film Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • A Bread Factory, Part Two

    A Bread Factory, Part Two (2018)
    Film Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • American Folk

    American Folk (2017)
    Film (Drama and Musical) Miscellaneous Crew Two strangers, both folk musicians stranded in California, take a road trip to New York in the days after 9/11. A story about the kindness of strangers and the power of music.

  • Frolic 'N Mae

    Frolic 'N Mae (2017)
    Film (Animation, Short, Comedy and Family) Producer Outcast from her cousin's party, 10-year-old Mae creates Frolic from ink and cardboard, then Frolic creates mayhem.

  • Minutes

    Minutes (2017)
    TV Mini Producer

  • The Robbery

    The Robbery (2017)
    Film (Short, Action, Comedy, Crime and 2 More) Producer Crystal robs a liquor store-it goes pretty OK.

  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Producer Jimmy Arnaud eulogizes his mother.

  • Farmer/Veteran

    Farmer/Veteran (2016)
    Film (Documentary and War) Producer After three tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton's new mission to find healing through farming is haunted by the wounds of a family lost and the shadow of the soldier he yearns to be.

  • A Morning Light

    A Morning Light (2015)
    Film (Drama and Sci-Fi) Producer A MORNING LIGHT is an atmospheric, sci-fi thriller focused on Zach and Ellyn, who begin to sense a strange presence has embedded itself in the forest. Their experiences become progressively more bizarre as they immerse themselves in the surrounding wilderness. Do the sounds and light phenomena affecting them come from somewhere else, or are these merely an invention of their perception?

  • 13 Cameras

    13 Cameras (2015)
    Film (Drama and Horror) Producer Claire and Ryan, a newlywed couple, move into a new house across the country, only to find out that their marital issues are the least of their problems. Unbeknownst to them, Their grim and lascivious landlord has been spying on them from day one.

  • Cigar Box Banjo

    Cigar Box Banjo (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • The Mother Warns the Tornado

    The Mother Warns the Tornado (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • All Your Favorite Shows!

    All Your Favorite Shows! (2015)
    Film (Animation, Short, Action, Adventure and 1 More) Producer Anything you wanna watch in the palm of your hands! Crazy convenient. Crazy...

  • The Grief of Others

    The Grief of Others (2015)
    Film (Drama) Producer The story is based on the novel by Leah Hager Cohen in which a couple's baby dies 57 hours after his birth and the parents try to return to their previous lives and struggle to regain a semblance of normalcy for themselves and their two children. Written by Variety

  • Confusion Through Sand

    Confusion Through Sand (2013)
    Film (Animation, Short, Action, Drama and 1 More) Producer A nineteen year old finds himself alone in a hostile desert, scared as hell and trained to react.

  • Euphonia

    Euphonia (2013)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Snake Oil Song

    Snake Oil Song
    Producer

  • In a Silent Way

    In a Silent Way
    Producer

  • The Beta Test

    The Beta Test
    Producer

  • Werewolves Within

    Werewolves Within
    Producer

  • The Surrogate

    The Surrogate
    Producer

Awards

  • SxSw Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize
    (2018)

  • SxSw Vimeo Staff Pick Award
    (2018)

  • Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Short Film
    (2016)

  • Atlanta Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Short Film
    (2016)

  • 25 New Faces of Independent Film (Filmmaker Magazine)
    (2012)

  • SxSw Best Animated short
    (2012)

Education

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