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I believe storytelling can unlock perspectives, improve lives, and inspire incredible change. Using my experience in film, visual effects, graphic design, and animation, I tell stories that entertain and provoke thought. Would you like to hear a story?

Ben Alpi is an award-winning film director/writer specializing in genre stories currently developing short films, features, television, and literary projects.

The drum beat...

There is a drum beating deep within us. It is a pull we all feel, a yearning we sense even if we canít identify it. What is this drum beat? Authenticity. Our world is now filled with amazing technological marvels from super gadgets to super computers which, with skilled engineers and artists, can modify and manufacture amazing visions never before possible. But for all the power and movie magic at our fingertips, audiences sense that something is missing. Whatís missing is simply authenticity.

With so many moving parts and so many millions of dollars at stake, it is little wonder that films are relying more on visual effects and advertising to ensure box office success. But audiences can feel the change and miss connecting with well thought out, heroic characters and journeying with them across these vast worlds. This is where I put my focus. Although I fashion many of my stories in the fantastic, I endeavor to explore what it means to be human, to create characters that an audience can bond with, and bring rewarding genre stories to the cinema. This is what audiences yearn for. This is the drum beat I follow.

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