Ben Safdie

Ben Safdie

Highest Rated: 92% Good Time (2017)

Lowest Rated: 76% Pieces of a Woman (2020)

Birthday: Feb 24, 1986

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Filmmaker Benny Safdie did not have to search far and wide for inspiration. While he often looked outward to capture the spirit and energy of his hometown New York in his films, one of his best works was motivated by a desire to recreate his unusual childhood that also likely shaped his future career path. In the feature film "Daddy Longlegs" (2010), which he cowrote and directed with his brother, Josh, Safdie attempted to relive their experiences growing up with a frantic father who chronicled their every move on tape. To reconstruct their family dynamics into a sort of childhood memoir, Safdie thoughtfully incorporated his own confused feelings as a child, as well as the emotional struggles they perceived their father to have gone through. The result was an honest, smart, and stylistic movie that was technically flawless and also introduced the film industry to one of its newest and most original voices.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
76% 87% Pieces of a Woman Chris (Character) - 2020
91% 52% Uncut Gems Director $50M 2019
92% 81% Good Time Nick Nikas (Character),
Director,
Film Editor
$2M 2017
87% 66% Heaven Knows What Director,
Film Editor
$79.1K 2014
82% 68% Lenny Cooke Director,
Film Editor
- 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Balloon Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 2012
78% 51% Daddy Longlegs Director - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet John's Gone John (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daddy Longlegs Director - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Back of Her Head Screenwriter - 2007

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tea at the Beatrice With Glenn O'Brien Guest 2015

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