Ben Nabors is an East Coast-based filmmaker. His debut feature documentary “WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL”, about windmill inventor William Kamkwamba, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival. He co-wrote and produced the short film “Palimpsest”, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (2013) where it won a Special Jury Prize. In 2014, he produced “BROOKLYN FARMER” (World Premiere at DOC NYC), which screened in the Culinary Zinema program at the San Sebastian Film Festival in conjunction with the Berlinale. In 2015, he wrote and produced “Actor Seeks Role”, starring Alex Karpovsky and Dylan Baker, which won the Grand Jury Prize at IFFBoston and had its online premiere with The New Yorker. In 2016, he co-directed and produced “The Happy Film”, a feature-length documentary about the iconic graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister and his deeply personal 6-year, world-spanning pursuit of happiness (World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival). He co-wrote and produced the feature film THE SOUND OF SILENCE which made its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Filmmaker Magazine named Ben amongst the 25 New Faces of Independent Film, GOOD Magazine recognized him as a GOOD 100, and the US State Department tapped him as a “Film Envoy” within the American Film Showcase cultural diplomacy program.