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Ben Younger
Ben Younger

Ben Younger

The Boiler Room

New York, NY USA

"You can't be afraid to do the grunt work."

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Ben's work combines: Film, Writing, and Being Creative

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Day In The Life


I create and execute material as a writer and director.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Political Science and Government, General

    CUNY Queens College

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Knew he loved movies more than anything else in life, but never thought it could be a career.

  • 2.

    Nothing else really jumped out at him, so he majored in communications.

  • 3.

    After college, found a production assistant job and fell in love with the film set on the first day.

  • 4.

    Did the "grunt work" as a PA, mostly doing coffee orders.

  • 5.

    Quit that job to go work on a film for no pay; film got canceled the day he was supposed to start.

  • 6.

    A friend felt bad that the film fell through, invited him to help shoot a Wu Tang Clan video.

  • 7.

    People at the shoot assumed he knew what he was doing but Ben had never worked grip.

  • 8.

    Faked his way through that first music video and the rest was history.