Filmmakers

Benjamin Rutkowski

| August 22, 2016

NYU

Ben 300x300Benjamin Rutkowski is a Los Angeles-based director and cinematographer.

He has shot for clients such as Facebook, Red Bull, Sony, Maybelleine, GQ, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His cinematography has been recognized with award nominations from Kodak and ARRI and has appeared at Sundance, SXSW, TriBeCa, LA Film Festival, Cannes Lions, Austin Film Festival, Raindance, Hamptons International Film Festival, BAMCinemaFest and many more national and international festivals.

As a director, his short film Glory Days was nominated for the Spike Lee Award in Filmmaking at the 2012 Starz Denver Film Festival.

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Glory Days

Glory Days

Jack, a recovering alcoholic and divorced father-of-two, has to look after his kids on New Years weekend. A short film by Benjamin Rutkowski.

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