Ben Kadie is a writer, director, and visual effects artist. His 16 short films have screened at more than 200 festivals around the world, winning 5 top festival awards and 38 top youth awards including U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Ben earned a BFA in Film Production at the University of Southern California, where he was one of four in his class selected to direct an undergraduate thesis film.
Recently, Ben ventured into making music videos. His first video, THE THEORY, was a finalist in the Los Angeles Music Video Festival 2018.
He’s passionate about telling deep human stories, challenging the status quo, and advocating for social justice and diversity in media.
University of Southern California
BFA Film & Television Production
Thematic Option honors programs
Senior Thesis film selected for USC First Look Film Festival
awards and honors
U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts 2013 (one of two in nation for film)
Overall Winner - Newport Beach Film Fest. Youth Showcase
Best Student Film - Chicago International Movies & Music Festival
Best Emerging Filmmaker - Greenville International Film Festival
Best Film - Short. Sweet. Film Festival
Sixteen shorts have screened at 200+ festivals around the world, earning 5 top festival awards and 38 top student awards.
selected work experience
visual effects artist
Hollywood Undead / Day of the Dead
dir. Spence Nicolson, Anthem Films
Refused / Elektra — Anthem Films
The Wild Party / When I Get Older
dir. Tim Hendrix, Anthem Films
Practice Safe Sun PSA — Trisha Paytas
Anastasia / Staring At The Sun — Anthem Films