Ben Nissen wears many hats––some of them made of tin foil. He has been writing and directing videos since he was a teenager. In 2005, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a film degree. Since then, he has written, directed, filmed, and edited a number of short films, music videos, and commercials. Nowhere Mind is his first feature film.
Emerging Feature Filmmaker
Nowhere Mind
Geneva Film Festival
Geneva, IL
2018
Official Selection
Nowhere Mind
Ibiza Cine Fest
Ibiza
2018
Best Low Budget Feature
Nowhere Mind
Author's Film Festival (FICAUTOR)
Guadalajara
2017
Official Selection
Nowhere Mind
Blow Up Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival
Chicago, IL
Platinum Award: Best Cinematography
Nowhere Mind
Mindfield Film Festival Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Platinum Award: Best Feature
Nowhere Mind
Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque
Albuquerque
Best Drama Feature
Nowhere Mind
Bloodstained Indie Film Festival
Shanghai
Semi-Finalist: Best Horror Feature
Nowhere Mind
Irish International Film Festival
Gorey, County Wexford
College
Columbia College Chicago
Cinematography / Documentary
20012005
Current City
Oak Park, IL
Hometown
Geneva, IL
Zodiac Sign
Sagittarius