Ben Kasulke is an award winning Director and Director of Photography based in Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York. Ben graduated from the North?eld-Mount Hermon School and received his BS in Cinema Production from Ithaca College following additional study at the Filmová a Televizní Fakulta Akadmie Muzickych Umní in Prague.
Ben’s professional experience includes employment as an Instructor at Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, a ?lm archivist with The Image Treasury, programmer with London’s Raindance Film Festival, and as a staff projectionist with the Olympia Film Society. While employed as the staff cinematographer for the Seattle based Film Company, he was fortunate enough to begin running collaborations with award winning ?lmmakers Guy Maddin and Lynn Shelton. Kasulke has also worked in music video and performance documentation with various acts including Einsteurzende Neubaten and Built To Spill.
In 2006, he received two awards for his Cinematography on Shelton’s WE GO WAY BACK from the Slamdance and Torun Film Festivals. The Seattle Stranger shortlisted Kasulke for it’s Genius Award in Film in 2007. In 2009 Ben was fortunate enough to lens the Sundance Special Jury Prize winning HUMPDAY which went on to win the John Cassavetes Award at the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards. He was honored to shoot Marie Losier’s THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE which was awarded both the Golden Teddy and Caligari Prize at the 2011 Berlinale. Also in 2011 Ben was invited by the Sundance Institute to join the Feature Film Director’s Lab as a Director of Photography. Kasulke’s work has been screened at multiple film festivals including the Toronto, Berlin, Sundance, and Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight. His feature film work has been released by IFC Films, Magnolia Pictures, and The Criterion Collection.