Benjamin Singer

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An emerging leader in the socially-conscious film community, Benjamin Singer is director and co-producer of The Throwaway War, for which he has earned an Excellence Award in Production from Northwestern, a festival prize, a "Champion for Recovery" award from the A Safe Haven recovery home network, and an offer from SnagFilms to commercially distribute the film. Among other successes, Singer's collaboration on "A Dream Foreclosed" was shown at the 2009 Chicago United Film Festival, and he was recently flown to Guatemala to shoot a short film on service in developing communities. His senior thesis, Andrew Immortal, was a controversial narrative-documentary crossover that has so far earned a favorable review from the co-director of production and development at Lionsgate.

Benjamin’s direction of a video for Engineers for a Sustainable World helped win the national Climate Witness Challenge contest, securing funding for an environmental engineering project in Evanston. Benjamin co-founded and presided over Environmental Campus Outreach (ECO) at Northwestern (ecohillel.com), and serves on boards of not-for-profits in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, including the Jewish Student Union, of which he is a past chapter president, and the annual Fairgrounds Park Basketball Tournament and Community Fair. He is currently in production for a controversial and politically-charged new film, Mr. Smith Goes to Prison, and is looking for full-time work in fostering social justice activism within the American Jewish community.

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