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Overview (4)

Born in Lansing, Michigan, USA
Birth NameBenjamin Daniel Isaac
Nicknames Benny
Louie
Benny and the Jets
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Michigan, Ben's passion for fantasy and sci-fi classics emerged at an early age with his exposure to Star Wars, Harryhausen films, and beloved B-flicks like Flash Gordon. Raised on a healthy diet of 80s geek and Marvel comics, Ben realized he wanted to somehow work in the movie realm upon seeing Batman at age 12.

Ben left Michigan in 1997 to pursue film and music, having founded the independent film outfit, Thaumus Films. Over the years Ben has leveraged his talents for use in a feature length documentary for Metal Blade records that he scored, produced, edited and directed; a short film on GED funding for the state of Michigan and music for the upcoming film Hellboy 2: The Golden Army.

Ben is currently working on several scripts, and continuing to pursue soundtrack work in both the film and video game worlds.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Nuada

Spouse (2)

Kristin (2 September 2007 - present)
Kristin (2 September 2007 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Driving, melodic compositions and dark, moody visuals
Sci-Fi/Pulp Roots Pop culture-geek-heavy dialogue

Trivia (12)

Wrote, directed, scored, produced and acted in the short film: Castlevania - Prelude to War. The Playstation 2 Game, Castlevania - Curse of Darkness, is said to have named the villain, Isaac, in honor of Ben's devotion to the franchise.
Worked with Guillermo Del Toro on music for Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. Ben sent some material to Guillermo for consideration, and Del Toro hand-picked the instrumental "Noir" for use in the film.
Once wrote for a major newspaper, reviewing video games.
Appeared in a scene with childhood hero Robert Loggia in the film American Virgin. Esai Morales is featured in the scene as well. Ben was a huge fan of the film La Bamba as a grade schooler, and was featured with two of his favorite actors in one scene.
Is friends with Gerard Marino, composer of Sony's God of War video game series.
As an extra, can be seen in Sam Raimi's Spiderman during Peter Parker's fight with Bonesaw McGraw.
Recording EP for new music project, Divinity Theorem. In pre-production on independent film project. Penning currently untitled first novel. [December 2006]
Released "Soldier" album for Red Is For Fire [April 2010]
Working on soundtrack material for film and other media. Finishing EP for Alt/Rock band Red is for Fire. [June 2007]
Shooting the next video for the Truck Stop Commandos, "Sleepy Hollow". In Pre-Production on Untitled Horror/Action/Comedy. [June 2006]
Red is for Fire track "Noir" featured in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army; released July 11th, 2008. [May 2008]
Released Debut EP for Red is for Fire, "Embers Deep". [February 2008]

Personal Quotes (3)

Life is supposed to be good, with a few bad moments here and there, not the other way around.
Great books are wasted that stay on the shelf.
It all begins with a feeling. And art should serve that feeling, and vice versa. To me, artistic creation, whether musical, visual, or written, is a sacred thing, and I believe, in line with that, you should be in it for the right reasons. Success would be nice for all of us, but if your in it only to gloat over your face on a billboard, that's not what it's about. It should to me, at least, be about illuminating some shared truth we all understand or leading to some new truth. Film, music, etc, can and should work on at least an escapist level, but hopefully there is something in your work that can inspire or even fill some empty place in the viewer with something powerful, even if only temporary. Music and film, books, etc, should instill joy and passion, and in the best cases, remind you of who you really are, and what you want to be in life.

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