Ben and Oliver are US/Canadian dual citizen filmmakers who started in genre, making the asylum scare WATCH ME, the zombie flick EYES OF THE DEAD with a PA state tax credit (Opening Night Film, Shriekfest), and Ben directed Robert Englund in a supernatural thriller for Jamie Kennedy Entertainment.
They recently wrapped the dramatic Civil War short ATTILA, adapted from a one-act play Ben wrote that premiered at Playwrights Horizons in Manhattan as part of the Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival. Their current feature script was an Austin Film Festival Second Rounder and Final Draft Big Break Quarterfinalist.
Ben is an accomplished UPM and recently wrapped the $3m cop thriller BENEATH THE LEAVES starring Mira and Paul Sorvino, Chris Masterson, and Doug Jones. He also edited the children’s sci-fi adventure A WORLD AWAY starring GIRL MEETS WORLD’s Rowan Blanchard, Disney’s Landry Bender, David DeLuise, and 24’s Mary Lynn Rajskub.
Oliver’s directorial debut, the short drama HUNTERS, is coming to Comcast OnDemand and won Best Emerging Narrative at the Bucks Fever Film Fest. Currently, they are in pre-production on a feature doc and a dramatic urban short, with a gritty crime thriller lensing in the late Fall.
Natives of Bucks County, Ben attended Tufts University and Oliver went to the University of Vermont. They have been making movies together ever since they picked up a VHS camera as kids. They are proud to film in the Greater Philadelphia Area. More information can be found at: Facebook.com/thesamuelsbrothers and Instagram.com/samuelsbrothers
Their Kickstarter for finishing funds for ATTILA was fully funded in just four days and a video introducing the Samuels Brothers and their work can be seen at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1042812363/attila-powerful-civil-war-short-about-our-world-to