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.