Over six years, BURIED ABOVE GROUND interweaves the stories of a soldier, domestic violence survivor, and Hurricane Katrina evacuee fighting to recover from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), into one powerful narrative.
Directed | Produced | Written by Ben Selkow
Editors: James Lester + Flavia de Souza
Producer: Marc Smolowitz
Cinematographers: Ben Selkow, Artem Agafonov + Rudy Valdez
Co-Producer: Joedan Okun
Executive Producer: Galt Niederhoffer
Additional Cinematography: James Adolphus, Juan Carlos Castañeda, Marlon Johnson + Jennifer Leyva
Additional Editors: Artem Agafonov + Daniel Lawren
DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | WRITER
Ben Selkow is an award-winning, sixteen-year veteran filmmaker. He has directed and produced non-fiction pieces for HBO, Discovery Channel, Science Channel, CNN, Pivot TV, Sundance TV, Esquire Network, PBS World, and Fox Sports Net. Ben Selkow is an executive producer of the docu-series WELCOME TO FAIRFAX (PIVOT, 2014), was a director/producer on the Emmy Award and Peabody Award-winning series ANTHONY BOURDAIN: PARTS UNKNOWN (CNN, 2014), producer of PRAYER FOR A PERFECT SEASON (HBO, 2011), and the producer of THE CARRIER (PBS/Cinedigm, 2011). As an independent filmmaker, he is widely known for his 2007 film A SUMMER IN THE CAGE about bipolar disorder – that has been screened extensively in mental health settings around the country. The film won an MHA award in 2009 and was nominated for the PRISM Bipolar Depiction Award.
Ben was a Mental Health Journalism Fellow at the Carter Center (2010-2011), the institute founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife and activist Rosalynn Carter. Ben was selected for the prestigious Sundance Producers' Conference (2003).