BIOGRAPHY : BEN ARFMANN
Benjamin Arfmann is a writer/director who recently got his MFA from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. His thesis film, Random Stop, premiered at SXSW, was a Vimeo Staff Pick, and was nominated for a BAFTA Student Award. DISMISSED, his first feature film currently in post, stars Kent Osborne, Dylan Sprouse, Alycia Delmore, Chris Bauer, and Randall Park. His all- POV half-hour pilot, Dead or Alive: Stranded in the Alaskan Wilderness, premiered on the HistoryChannel in the Fall of 2015.
He is currently in post on Halcyon, a trans-media project that will combine traditional 2D and VR content, being produced for SyFy with Secret Location (winners of the first ever Emmy for VR content). His work has been written up by Fast Company, IndieWire, American Cinematographer, and HuffPo, among others. He teaches film directing at UCLA, and in his spare time he enjoys backpacking trips, comic books, and sleep.
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