Ben Hayflick
Writer and director Ben Hayflick recently graduated with an M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University. A native of Ridgewood, New Jersey, Ben’s first experiences with filmmaking date to his childhood, when he made use of a Ricoh camcorder and edited in-camera. Always fascinated with character, he earned a B.A. in social psychology and personality theory from the University of Pennsylvania. His interest in filmmaking took shape when he attended an intensive program at the New York Film Academy, where he shot 16mm films and cut on Steenbeck flatbeds. Hayflick’s feature screenplay The Haleman Limit won a Sloan grant and is being considered for the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Grant, a $100k award. His thesis film, Pedalfoot was Faculty Selects at the 2005 Columbia University Film Festival, and won the Tribeca Entertainment Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting Award. Pedalfoot, starring Tom Noonan and Karen Ziemba, is an Official Selection at the 2005 IFP Market and the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, and is currently being submitted to festivals around the world. Ben’s previous shorts, The Great Movers of Dust and Camille played at many international festivals, including Denver International Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Ohio Independent Film Festival, and Greenwich Film Festival. Camille won a Gold Remi at Houston International Film Festival and was a semi-finalist at the Angelus Awards. Ben has written coverage for the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab, New Line Cinema, and Creative Artists Agency. Ben Hayflick was awarded a Screenwriting grant at Columbia in 2005 for The Haleman Limit

Sloan-awarded films


2005