Benjamin Kasulke

Cinematographer/Dir

Ben Kasulke is an award winning Director and Director of
Photography based in Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York. Ben
graduated from the Northfield-Mount Hermon School and received his
BS in Cinema Production from Ithaca College following additional
study at the Filmová a Televizní Fakulta Akadmie Muzickych Umní in
Prague. In 2006, he received awards for his Cinematography on Lynn Shelton's
"We Go Way Back" from the Slamdance and Torun Film Festivals. In 2009 Ben was fortunate enough to lens the Sundance Special Jury Prize winning "Humpday" which went on to win the John Cassavetes Award at the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards. Ben has served as a Director of Photography for the Sundance Institute Feature Film Director's Lab since 2011. Kasulke was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in 2012 for his work on Megan Griffiths' "The Off Hours". Ben was the recipient of the Seattle Mayor's Award For Outstanding Achievement In Film at the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival and received the Stranger's Genius Award in Film in 2013. Ben Kasulke's work has been screened at multiple film festivals including the SXSW, Toronto, Berlin, Sundance, and Cannes Film Festival Director's Fortnight. Kasulke's SXSW feature film credits include "Humpday", "Keyhole", Safety Not Guaranteed", "The Catechism Cataclysm", and "M.O.P.Z.". His feature film work has been released by IFC Films, Magnolia Pictures, A24, Film District, and The Criterion Collection.

Kasulke directed his first feature "Banana Split" in 2018 and premiered it at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Benjamin Kasulke is a member of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is represented by United Talent Agency.

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