Ben and Oliver are US/Canadian dual citizen filmmakers focused on significant stories of the human spirit after starting in genre filmmaking.
They are currently completing the dramatic Civil War short ATTILA, adapted from a one-act play Ben wrote that premiered at Playwrights Horizons in Manhattan as part of the Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival.
They have an upcoming Holocaust narrative novel and a feature script chronicling the struggle of a modern civil rights activist that was an Austin Film Festival Second Rounder and Final Draft Big Break Quarterfinalist. A related short film for that project is in pre-production.
Natives of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Ben attended Tufts University and Oliver went to the University of Vermont. They have been making movies together ever since they picked up a VHS camera as kids.
ON THE SIDE
Ben does a lot of long-distance bicycle touring and Oliver plays for the prestigious Doylestown Men’s Rugby Club. Between projects, they are available for freelance work.
Ben is an accomplished UPM and recently wrapped the $3m cop thriller BENEATH THE LEAVES starring Mira and Paul Sorvino, Chris Masterson, and Doug Jones. He also edited the children’s sci-fi adventure A WORLD AWAY starring GIRL MEETS WORLD’s Rowan Blanchard, Disney’s Landry Bender, David DeLuise, and 24’s Mary Lynn Rajskub.
Currently, Samuels Brothers is supporting the efforts of Fair Districts PA in their fight for fair elections in Pennsylvania. Samples of that work can be seen on the FDPA homepage: https://www.fairdistrictspa.com/
In genre, they previously made the asylum scarer WATCH ME, the zombie flick EYES OF THE DEAD, and Ben directed Robert Englund in a supernatural thriller for Jamie Kennedy Entertainment. They have extensive experience in tax credits, locations, insurance, and all facets of production.
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