Benjamin Wiessner (Vanishing Angle)

Filmmaker POV presented with IFP


Benjamin Wiessner is a producer and distributor, serving as Vanishing Angle's VP of Sales and Distribution. He was named to Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Indie Film in 2012 as part of ornana films, where he began producing and self-distributing shorts and features with broadcast partners across the world, including Canal+ and PBS. He has produced over a dozen short films in both hand-drawn animation and live action, with awards at festivals including SxSw and Sundance. He has also worked on a dozen features, including producing THUNDER ROAD (SxSw 2018 Grand Jury Prize). He consults, mentors, and consoles numerous early career filmmakers. Raised by educators, he frequently speaks about creation, distribution, and film marketing at film schools, festivals, and conferences. In 2018, he co-founded the Short to Feature Filmmaking Lab.