Benjamin Wiessner

Producer, Thunder Road

Benjamin Wiessner lives in Durham, North Carolina. He was named to Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Indie Film in 2012 as part of the small collective ornana films. He has produced over a dozen short films in both hand drawn animation and live action, with awards including SXSW and Sundance. He has also worked on ten features, including producing Thunder Road (2018 SxSw Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize) and has been praised for his wily producer’s finesse with fire extinguishers.

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