Ben Selkow - Producer/Director

Filmmaker.
www.34lukefilms.com
www.buriedaboveground.tv
@BenSelkow

IT BEGINS!!

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“He gave the impression that very many cities had rubbed him smooth.”
-Graham Greene

The pool at the Grand Hotel del Paraguay is, best as I can tell, unused. Maybe it’s the heat—and the humidity—which are considerable and relentless. Or the lack of a bar, or towels, or staff. But nobody else…

On the road in #mississippi

On the road in #mississippi

#Shinohara is part of #WesMafia? So cool. #cutieandtheboxer

#Shinohara is part of #WesMafia? So cool. #cutieandtheboxer

Director @maggiebetts documentary film THE CARRIER that I produced is now on iTunes and Amazon. more at: www.thecarrierfilm.com

Director @maggiebetts documentary film THE CARRIER that I produced is now on iTunes and Amazon. more at: www.thecarrierfilm.com

South Beach ACE: Miami Beach Convention Center Site [HD] - dbox

Ben recently produced a documentary and CGI short film with director Danny Forster and branding agency dbox on behalf of Tishman, OMA led by Rem Koolhaas, UIA, tvsdeisgn and MVAA as part of the competition for the $1 billion dollar renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center.

The new poster for BURIED ABOVE GROUND, a forthcoming documentary film and advocacy project by Ben Selkow.
BURIED ABOVE GROUND is a forthcoming documentary film and advocacy project that follows three people battling the effects of PTSD. Over five years, the film follows the journeys to recovery for survivors of domestic violence, natural (and man-made) disaster and war.

The new poster for BURIED ABOVE GROUND, a forthcoming documentary film and advocacy project by Ben Selkow.

BURIED ABOVE GROUND is a forthcoming documentary film and advocacy project that follows three people battling the effects of PTSD. Over five years, the film follows the journeys to recovery for survivors of domestic violence, natural (and man-made) disaster and war.

Preliminary film poster for the documentary film BURIED ABOVE GROUND directed and produced by Ben Selkow.
  BURIED ABOVE GROUND is a documentary film following an Iraq War veteran, domestic violence victim and Hurricane Katrina survivor fighting the negative effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
www.buriedaboveground.tv

Preliminary film poster for the documentary film BURIED ABOVE GROUND directed and produced by Ben Selkow.

BURIED ABOVE GROUND is a documentary film following an Iraq War veteran, domestic violence victim and Hurricane Katrina survivor fighting the negative effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

www.buriedaboveground.tv

For Sundance Channel, the new promo for the eight-part docu-series GET TO WORK.

Ben Selkow served as Senior Story Producer on three episodes for Co-Executive Producer Jeff Grogan and SHARP Entertainment.

Premieres Mondays at 10:30pm starting on 13 August 2012. 

GET TO WORK takes you inside this hardcore back-to-work boot camp that serves the chronically unemployed. On every episode of GET TO WORK, meet a new class with no prospects for today as they labor to build a better life for tomorrow. Will they succeed and take the first hopeful step towards the future, or will they be thrown back into the harrowing realities they’re trying to escape? No one said it’s going to be easy.

PRAYER FOR A PERFECT SEASON is now available on DVD with 30 minutes of bonus scenes at Amazon.com. Featuring Coach Kevin Boyle, Hall of Fame Coach Bob Hurley, University of Kentucky National Champion and 2012 NBA lottery prospect Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. #PrayerforaPerfectSeason 

Story Producing on GET TO WORK for Sundance Channel and Sharp Entertainment, executive produced by Jeff Grogan (co-EP of A&E’s INTERVENTION) and Matt Sharp.

Story Producing on GET TO WORK for Sundance Channel and Sharp Entertainment, executive produced by Jeff Grogan (co-EP of A&E’s INTERVENTION) and Matt Sharp.

Great article in SLAM! Magazine about our film "Prayer for a Perfect Season". Premiere on HBO 10/25 at 9PM. An excerpt from the article: When it’s all said and done, it’s the story behind the story that the production team hopes viewers can take away from the film. “They had plenty on the line. All the prestige of being number one in the country and beat their number one rival. But their fraternity, their brotherhood, that’s what sports teaches us all, just discipline,” says producer Ben Selkow. “But what I think these kids learned at the end of the day is just how to support each other and be brothers. And that’s what they’ll carry forward. I hope that’s what the fans take away — sports is about family.  I hope people take away the amount of class this team had being the amount of pressure they were under.”

Great article in SLAM! Magazine about our film "Prayer for a Perfect Season". Premiere on HBO 10/25 at 9PM. An excerpt from the article: When it’s all said and done, it’s the story behind the story that the production team hopes viewers can take away from the film. “They had plenty on the line. All the prestige of being number one in the country and beat their number one rival. But their fraternity, their brotherhood, that’s what sports teaches us all, just discipline,” says producer Ben Selkow. “But what I think these kids learned at the end of the day is just how to support each other and be brothers. And that’s what they’ll carry forward. I hope that’s what the fans take away — sports is about family.  I hope people take away the amount of class this team had being the amount of pressure they were under.”

Ben Selkow produced "Prayer for a Perfect Season," premiering on HBO October 25th at 9pm. The film follows the roller-coaster ride of a team on the brink of history, at a school on the verge of becoming insolvent, where the journey to the top of the polls is inspiring, but the future is filled with uncertainty. The quest for the perfect season comes down to a prime-time match-up title game played at Rutgers University before an overflow crowd, as St. Patrick (26-0) confronts arch-nemesis St. Anthony (29-0), led by Basketball Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley.
    PRAYER FOR A PERFECT SEASON is a Blowback Production in association with Overbrook Entertainment; written and directed by Marc Levin; produced by Karl Hollandt, Ben Selkow and R. Binky Brown; editor, James Lester; director of photography, Daniel B. Levin. For HBO: executive producer Rick Bernstein; senior producer Joe Lavine.

Ben Selkow produced "Prayer for a Perfect Season," premiering on HBO October 25th at 9pm. The film follows the roller-coaster ride of a team on the brink of history, at a school on the verge of becoming insolvent, where the journey to the top of the polls is inspiring, but the future is filled with uncertainty. The quest for the perfect season comes down to a prime-time match-up title game played at Rutgers University before an overflow crowd, as St. Patrick (26-0) confronts arch-nemesis St. Anthony (29-0), led by Basketball Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley.

PRAYER FOR A PERFECT SEASON is a Blowback Production in association with Overbrook Entertainment; written and directed by Marc Levin; produced by Karl Hollandt, Ben Selkow and R. Binky Brown; editor, James Lester; director of photography, Daniel B. Levin. For HBO: executive producer Rick Bernstein; senior producer Joe Lavine.

 
Ben Selkow was a post producer on Steven Spielberg’s ‘Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero’: Constructing One World Trade Center.
Discovery Channel’s two-part special documents one of America’s most daunting construction challenges. 
 
The construction of a 16-acre complex at the site of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York is chronicled.

 

Ben Selkow was a post producer on Steven Spielberg’s ‘Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero’: Constructing One World Trade Center.

Discovery Channel’s two-part special documents one of America’s most daunting construction challenges. 

The construction of a 16-acre complex at the site of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York is chronicled.


"The Carrier," a film I produced for director Maggie Betts and premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in the World Documentary Competition has been selected for IDA’s DOCUWEEKS for Screening Aug. 12-Sept. 1 at the IFC Center in New York and Aug. 19-Sept. 8 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles. 

"The Carrier," a film I produced for director Maggie Betts and premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in the World Documentary Competition has been selected for IDA’s DOCUWEEKS for Screening Aug. 12-Sept. 1 at the IFC Center in New York and Aug. 19-Sept. 8 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles.