Ben Garchar is a director and editor based in NYC.
As a director of numerous shorts, Ben’s work has been called “emotionally complex, deeply penetrating” and has played at festivals such as BAMcinemaFest, DC Shorts, Raindance, and Clermont-Ferrand. His most recent, Neighborhood, an impression of three lives intertwined with Bushwick’s past and undetermined future, will have its World Premiere at BAMcinemaFest 2019. Other recent work includes Jake (Fear No Film Festival / NewFilmmakers NY), and Fathers and Sons (Bureau of Creative Works), which traces Ben’s love of cinema back through the life experiences of his father and grandfather.
Currently, there are several feature length fiction and documentary projects rolling around in his head.
Ben started his editorial career on the HBO broadcast and Oscar nominated film, The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant. Since then he’s been fortunate enough to have worked with many of today’s top filmmakers, including Oscar winners Alex Gibney (Sinatra: All or Nothing at All) and Laura Poitras (Field of Vision). Other credits include films that have premiered at Sundance (Kombit), Tribeca (This Time Next Year / Radium Girls / To Be Queen), Full Frame (Remote Area Medical), Camden International Film Festival (Nobody Loves Me), and BAMcinemaFest (Feast of the Epiphany). Feast of the Epiphany was named to Film Comment’s list of the Best Undistributed Films of 2018.
He’s also dabbled in the world of 3D VR for Doctors Without Borders, short form docuseries for Storyline and The Kennedy Center, as well a satirical web series or two.