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Ben Proudfoot


B: October 29, 1990 in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ben Proudfoot is an Emmy-winning filmmaker. His short film A Concerto is a Conversation was executive produced by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay. It tells the story of virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer Kris Bowers as he tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. A Concerto is a Conversation had its festival debut at the all-virtual 2021 Sundance Film Festival and in mid-March 2021 was nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 93rd Academy Awards®. He was quoted in an August 2020 interview by Karina Michel Feld, Executive Producer of Tallulah Films and published on the website Thrive Global saying, “I am hyper focused on creating an economy around short documentary — which I think is the most efficient way not only to tell important stories at scale but also create an on-ramp for storytellers who wouldn’t otherwise be invited into the film industry.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Dinner with Fred (2011, short)
ink&paper (2012, short, documentary)
A Day in the Life of Ramon Miramontes (TV-2012, documentary)
The Ox (2015, short, documentary)
Stone (2015, short, documentary)
Turns (2015, short, documentary)
Made with Unity: Thomas (VR-2015, short)
Made with Unity: The Northways (2015, short)
Made with Unity: Friend & Foe (2015, short)
Rust (2015, short, documentary)
Mother Earth (2015, short, documentary)
Ladybug (2015, short, documentary)
Fibre & Wood (2015, short, documentary)
Lovers Conquered All (TV-2015, Haven: Origins Series)
Why This Road: Dan Portelance (2016, short)
Rwanda & Juliet (2016, documentary)
Flying High: Keith Roudebush (2017, short, documentary)
Why Not Now: John Henry (2017, short, documentary)
Why Not Now: Susan Kurtik (2017, short, documentary)
Lost at Sea (2017, short)
Kunstglaser (2017, short)
A Love Letter to Lisbon (2017, short)
Still Here (2018, short)
The Catalyte Story (2018, short)
George (2018, short)
H. Salt (2019, short, documentary)
Beautifully Savage (2019, short)
That’s My Jazz (2019, short, documentary)
Kim I Am (TV-2019, Almost Famous Series)
The Other Fab Four (TV-2019, Almost Famous Series)
The Lost Astronaut (TV-2019, Almost Famous Series)

A Concerto Is a Conversation (2020, short, documentary)

TV Series:
Inside Haven (2013)
Haven: Darkside Seekers (2013, mini-series)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Dinner with Fred (2011, short)
Rwanda & Juliet (2016, documentary)
A Concerto Is a Conversation (2020, short, documentary)

TV Series:
Haven: Darkside Seekers (2013, mini-series)

A Concerto is a Conversation, movie, poster,