What do I—a pig ignorant Yankee—know about Mississippi? What could I ever understand about growing up in the Delta, that peculiar and heavy mix of guilt, rough pride, obstinacy, sentimentality and cynicism?
(Answer: Next to nothing)
Let me be honest about this right up front: before I…
Director/Producer Ben Selkow’s ANTHONY BOURDAIN PARTS UNKNOWN Mississippi episode premieres on CNN at 9PM EST, May 18th. Road Trip from Jackson through the Delta to Oxford and back, exploring Southern Foodways, Juke Joints, Revered Chefs, the Mighty Mississippi River, Civil Rights, Hip Hop, Acoustic Blues, Gospel Blues Whole Hog BBQ, Oxford Writers, and much more.
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Sunday is my directing/producing debut for #CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown at 9PM EST. The #Mississippi episode—heading on a road trip down south. Worked with an amazing crew including the peerless EP Sandy Zweig, steely-eyed producer Jeff Allen, brilliant DP’s Morgan Fallon and Jeremy Leach, and indefatigable line producer Aude Temel. Check out a sneak peek right here:
Pivot, the start-up cable network backed by Participant Media, said it would add the first scripted drama to its schedule as part of its ongoing quest to build a media outlet around the mission of …
“He gave the impression that very many cities had rubbed him smooth.”
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…
Director @maggiebetts documentary film THE CARRIER that I produced is now on iTunes and Amazon. more at: www.thecarrierfilm.com
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.
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).
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.