about the author
Ben loves to travel, but he loves other things, too. I mean, that's fair, right? He's a film editor based in LA who's made feature films, documentaries, music videos, commercials, reality shows, and all that stuff in between. His passion lies in screenwriting and creative storytelling. Here are a few things he likes in music: Latin stuff, alt R&B, lo-fi indie rock, synthpop, afrobeat, British rap, hand claps and horns. His weaknesses: cereal addiction, overfilling his 16GB phone with apps so that he can't take one damn photo, and news bloopers. His strengths: baking tilapia, having fair enough arm muscles without ever using his arms. Ben was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal for his creative writing in the literary magazine Pen & Image.
Ben's an award-winning screenwriter who loves throwing down a good story over the course of days held up in a coffee shop somewhere. He is currently unrepresented. His website, www.bencaro.com/about/screenplays, has a list of loglines, so feel free to request one if something piques your interest.
Ben has written for a few publications, including LA Weekly, California Literary Review and Guest of a Guest LA. Check out his writing clips.
After editing for the long-running show “America’s Most Wanted” for nearly four years, Ben moved to Los Angeles to pursue film. Since, he’s had the privilege to work with inspiring talent like actors Harold Perrineau Jr. (Lost, Zero Dark Thirty), Rutina Wesley (True Blood), Larry Gilliard Jr. (The Wire) and Linden Ashby (Mortal Kombat). He feels honored to have edited films with extremely talented directors who trust his creative direction and collaborative approach.
“Best of Fest” (2013) – Grape – Alexandria Film Festival
“Best Short Film” (2013) – The Championship Rounds – World Music and Independent Film Festival (WMIFF)
“Best Short” (2013) – The Championship Rounds – Shadow Box Film Festival
In addition to writing and editing, sometimes Ben likes to perform, either for friends' projects or for storytelling events, such as The Moth StorySLAM.