Ben Cawiezell was the editor and post production media manager for various special effects teams and an Oscar Nominated composer on Miskatonic University. MU is thirty-seven minute short film/pilot inspired by the writing of early 20th century cosmic horror author H.P. Lovecraft. It was shot in Maine and New York State and produced by Black Bag Pictures. It was funded primarily through small donations via Kickstarter and has screened at several festivals across America including the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Los Angeles, Providence, R.I. and Portland Oregon. It is the winner for Best Long-Form Short at the Nevermore Film Festival in Durham North Carolina. MU premiered in NYC in conjunction with The Best of H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, showcasing and honoring the best 20 Lovecraftian films in the past 20 years.
OFFICIAL TRAILER MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY JULY 27
Ben Cawiezell co-wrote and directed The Butcher. Shot on location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, it is the satirical tale of a modern day wise guy facing the daily struggle of running a protection racket in his neighborhood. The Butcher is a one-man mafia. His self-styled air of violence intimidates most local business owners into paying up. When one of his clients refuses to go along with his scheme, The Butcher confronts him in true tough guy fashion. Ironic, smart, vengeful, sly…The Butcher will leave you with a sinister grin.
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All In Time
All in Time directed by Marina Donahue & Chris Fetchko is a feature length film about Charlie, who quits his job in New York to move home to Pennsylvania to manage his favorite hometown rock band. World Premiere at Newport Beach FilmFestival. NYC Premiere at Soho International FilmFestival. Also at New Hope FilmFestival. Ben Cawiezell edited these scenes. Comedy ensues.
Our Sun was co-directed and edited by Ben Cawiezell. The short was shot and produced within a single day's time, after the 24 hour film festival model. Our Sun was made in tandem with the lead actress and writer, Jamie Neumann, and the DP, Emiliano Pinto, along with other talented collaborators. Our Sun is an example of high intensity film making by passionate cinephiles.
Beneath The Sheets
Ben Cawiezell served as an assistant editor finalizing credits, titles and the mastered sound for release and final export for festivals, limited Facebook streaming and Netflicks release. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2503232/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
BENEATH THE SHEETS || Trailer
Ben Cawiezell served as Director of Photography for this micro short comedy spoof film, showcased in association with Video Mass at the Mockbuster Anthology, Spooky Fest 4: The Remakening.
The theme this year is MOCKBUSTERS. We want you to create original content by ripping off, retooling, and repackaging existing content.