Ben Berkowitz is a writer/director based in LA. He recently completed the award-winning feature film Polish Bar released April 2013 by Cinetic Media. It is his second feature film.
A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Berkowitz wrote and directed his first critically acclaimed feature film, Straightman, which was a festival hit, winning multiple awards. With his production company Benzfilm Inc. he produced the Sundance documentary Rockets Redglare! with actor Steve Buscemi. And along with Studs Terkel, Benzfilm also produced Nice Bombs, an Iraq documentary funded by The Playboy Foundation and Tribeca’s All-Access Film Program. Berkowitz also co-produced the Sundance feature Half-Life and the documentary Satan’s Angel.