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Biography

Ben Mehlman is a writer, director, and producer. His script WHITTIER was featured on the 2021 Annual Black List with 15 votes. He is also a 2020 Black List Feature Lab alum where he was mentored by Beau Willimon and Jack Thorne.

His script, DISSOLUTION, recently was the #1 script for the quarter, #1 horror script and #1 rated R script on The Black List website. Ben was a finalist for a $15,000 grant, sponsored by The Black List and Hornito's Tequila, to direct a short film based on DISSOLUTION. He had two scripts qualify as finalists for the 2022 Cannes Filmmaker Residency, was a finalist for the 2021 Cannes Residency, a finalist for the 2020 Cassian Elwes Sundance Screenwriting Fellowship, and is a Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist.

Ben also recently directed, co-edited, and produced Cuffed Up's latest music video 'Terminal', which premiered in Flood Magazine and features a cameo from Brian Aubert from Silversun Pickups. The up-and-coming band recently signed with Blaze James at Roc Nation (also reps Coheed and Cambria, Rival Sons, Touché Amoré) and Royal Mountain Records (Mac Demarco, Alvvways, Orville Peck).

Originally from Connecticut, Ben’s also a freelance cultural forecaster and brand consultant, analyzing many facets of culture (e.g. pop, arts, politics, and more) in order to create insights. He’s currently writing long-form articles, interviews and profiles for next gen remote collaboration platform Evercast. They are the leading video collaboration software company for streaming HD and real time video conferencing for Hollywood productions. His interviews include Oscar nominee Peter Sciberras (The Power of the Dog), Emmy nominee Amy Duddelston (Mare of Easttown), Emmy nominee Nona Khodai (WandaVision, The Boys), Louisa Levy (The Flight Attendant) and others.

Known For
Whittier (Black List 2021), Dissolution
Achievements
Black List Lab Alum

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Ben Mehlman
Horror

A woman accompanies her boyfriend to Sweden following the tragic death of his estranged family, but what they don’t know about is the terrifying secret plaguing his childhood home.