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RCS - Imperium Group - How Ben Stranahan is Moving an Industry

Fri 4th September, 2020 7:00am
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Imperium Group
03 September 2020

How Ben Stranahan is Moving an Industry


Movies have a certain way of moving us. The art, science, and experience of building a film that touches the minds and hearts of others is a rare beauty that few master. Learning how to not only act as a completely different person to bring them to life in a way that impacts others, but to direct others to act, is a meticulous and difficult skill.


This isn't to mention the immense coordination and passion required to motivate and direct an entire crew to fulfill an artistic vision, starting only from a script sheet.


Not only has Ben Stranahan mastered these skills, he has operated at the highest level with some of the world's greatest actors, directors, and producers.


Ben, an Aspen, Colorado native, was raised by creative parents, and discovered a love for the arts at a young age. Ben truly was born to write and act, and often stands by a quote by Richard Linklater"People who ask me why I make films don't understand that it's not a choice. Painters paint, filmmakers make films."


So, how did Ben grow from an Aspen, Colorado aspiring artist to one of Hollywood's premier actor/musician/producer stars?


From Ben's website,


"Ben started his career early in Aspen, Colorado, doing theatre and playing music for his middle school "Aspen Community School" Having been fortunate to be a part of the performance arts at such an early age, he knew right away that this was something he wanted to do the rest of his life. He then continued to do theatre, short films, play drums and piano for his band until he graduated high school in 2004. It was right after high school that he knew what the next step would be: moving to Los Angeles to continue to follow his dreams of becoming an artist.


Ben then began his professional career in the arts as a graduate of both the Berklee College of Music Summer Programs in Boston, and then 3 years at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. He has since had success as an Actor, Producer and Musician.


Ben has produced many feature films including Mean Dreams starring Bill Paxton, Sophie Nélisse, Josh Wiggins and Colm Feore, which premiered in 2016 in the Directors Fortnight at Cannes and as a Special Presentation at TIFF. Mean Dreams went on to be sold into over 50 countries and have theatrical releases in over 10 territories. He's also produced the genre-bending psychological thriller Population Zero that's been critically lauded around the world and produced the thriller Calibre, which was released on Netflix in 2018 and was nominated for 4 BAFTA's winning one for Best Actor - Jack Lowden.


His most recent production work was Castle in the Ground, starring Imogen Poots, Neve Campbell and Alex Wolff, Which premiered at TIFF and SXSW."


Ben Stranahan is not only an exception to the odds for making it in Hollywood (hint, they're almost impossible); he has managed to create a decorated career as an actor, producer, musician, and much more, earning acclaim and a stellar reputation.


Learn more about Ben's career at


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