Landmark's Mayan Theatre, Denver, CO
Wednesday, October 5
Director and photographer Ben Clark has scaled landscapes and their stories to the big screen and across millions of devices worldwide-imprinting heartfelt results in the realm of adventure sports.
In a genre known for extreme characters and locations, Clark’s work reflects an embedded point-of-view of culture, exploration, and a shared connection to landscapes. Focusing on positive influences and destinations rich for a longform story, his audiences are led by extraordinary characters in contemporary settings. The approach to aspirational outcomes within landscapes is often daunting and the assignment—seeking to humanize both in an original way—a must. That means Clark has to be ready for whatever his subject may be doing at any time-and filming.
The wide, theatrical release of the iTunes bestseller The Snowman Trek (2018), followed by The Line Between Good and Evil (2019),The Gongga Trail (2020), and the running travel series “Run Around The World” (2021) have provided viewers critical insight into landscapes and personal quests few adventurers ever access. Those widespread stories offer a range of Clark’s longer original work and time spent within adventure communities across the globe.
Clark’s work also includes commercial directing and photography for agencies and brands. A journalist and documentarian at heart, his editorial work has also appeared in publications such as National Geographic, The New York Times, Men’s Journal, and other outdoor media.
Look for his next film at a theater near you in 2024.