Ben Garchar is a director and editor based in NYC.
He started his editorial career on the HBO broadcast and Oscar nominated film, The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant. Since then he’s been fortunate enough to have worked with many of today’s top filmmakers, including Oscar winners Alex Gibney (Sinatra: All or Nothing at All) and Laura Poitras (Field of Vision). Other credits include films that have premiered at Sundance (Kombit), Tribeca (This Time Next Year / Radium Girls), Full Frame (Remote Area Medical), BAMcinemaFest (Feast of the Epiphany) and Camden International Film Festival (Nobody Loves Me).
As a director Ben’s work has been called “beautiful and sad and remarkably personal” and has played at festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand, Raindance, and DC Shorts. Recent work includes Jake (Fear No Film Festival / NewFilmmakers NY), “one of the most emotionally complex, deeply penetrating narratives to deal with the aspects of the duality of character and persona”, Fathers and Sons, a short documentary which traces Ben’s love of cinema back through the life experiences of his father and grandfather, and Neighborhood, an impression of a neighborhood in Brooklyn and three lives intertwined with its past and undetermined future.
Currently, there are several feature length fiction and documentary projects rolling around in his head.