Ben Fiore is a multiple award-winning, optioned and produced, New York-based screenwriter. Several of his short and feature-length screenplays have garnered major wins and high placement awards in mainstream screenwriting contests and film festivals. He is the co-writer of the action/thriller feature film, "PURSUIT", starring John Cusack and Emile Hirsch, which streams on Amazon Prime and Apple TV.
Ben is the security consultant and assistant for his friend, Shawn Klush, the world's premier Elvis Tribute Artist, and first to be recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises as the 'Ultimate Elvis'.
A retired NYC Police Officer, he served in both the NYC Transit Police (patrolling New York's subways) and the NYPD. Ben is a 9/11 'First Responder' and participated in the rescue and recovery mission during and after the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
He lives with his lovely wife, Marci, a Social Media Specialist and children's book author, and their sons, Stephen, an Interactive Designer for Marvel Entertainment, and Christopher, a Lee Strasberg Institute trained actor in New York.
"PUNCHER'S CHANCE", a short drama film, written by Ben, and directed by Cristina Acocella (Script Supervisor of CBS-TV All Access, "MacGyver"), is completed and will begin its run on the major film festival circuit. The film stars Gregory Alan Williams ("The Sopranos" "Law & Order", "Baywatch", etc.) and is the story of boxing's corrupt side. Ben is thrilled with the quality of the film and its top-notch acting. Look for it as it hits the big screen at the film festivals soon!
Ben's horror/thriller anthology script, "THE LAST GRAVE", has been optioned for development by respected Hollywood agent/producer Sherry Robb and her partner, award winning director/producer Marc Martinez, of THE ROBB SQUAD Film Company in Los Angeles. A possible TV series is also in the works for the script. Stay tuned for updates!
To contact Ben, email him at: NYBENNY@aol.com
Some Great Projects on the 'Front Burner':
--"Scene of the Crime"(crime drama) Ben's new TV series pilot about a disgraced ex-cop who discovers a GPS tracking device has been secretly installed in his car. So begins a bizarre, treacherous journey of deceit and murder when he sets out to find who put it there and why. (Pilot episode; "The Transponder".)
--"In the Quiet of the Evening", a multiple award winning, feature length thriller screenplay! A young woman embarks upon a harrowing journey when she sets out to prove that her neighbor had secretly murdered his wife. Co-written by Ben Fiore and Raymond Izaac.
--"A Million Dollars and a Machine Gun", Ben's award winning action thriller about a young man who is duped into delivering a satchel containing a million dollars cash and a loaded machine gun for an unknown criminal entity. They've kidnapped his girlfriend and every thug in creation is after the satchel. Let the thrill ride begin!
--"The Sunrise Man" Ben has teamed with European director Werner Schumann and Brazilian screenwriter and playwright, Altenir Silva, on this modern day Western, reminiscent of "No Country for Old Men". The script is currently being shopped to producers and A-list talent.
--"The Mamaluke" TV Show project is currently being shopped to networks and streaming TV outlets. All inquiries from agents, producers and financiers are welcome!
--"Murder by Deception" Feature screenplay about a prominent attorney, falsely accused of murdering his ex-wife, only to go on the lam and rely on a shady character from his past to help clear his name. Co-written by Ben and Raymond Izaac.
Ben's Screenplay Contests and Film Festival Accolades:
From 2001 to the present day, Ben has received multiple awards from over 50 mainstream screenplay contests and film festivals for his short and feature-length scripts. These awards include Winner, Finalist, Semifinalist, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Nominee, and Honorable Mention. These contests and festivals include:
FADE IN MAGAZINE SCREENPLAY CONTEST
AMERICAN GEM SCREENPLAY CONTEST
SUNDANCE CHANNEL TV LAB
AN ABBREVIATED SCREENPLAY CONTEST
GIMME CREDIT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
GUILD OF ITALIAN AMERICAN ACTORS FILM FESTIVAL
HOLLYWOOD HILLS SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
INDIE SUSPENSE HORROR SCI-FI FILM FEST
GENRE CELEBRATION AWARDS
TOP INDIE FILM AWARDS
BLOODSTAINED INDIE FILM FESTIVAL
ROME PRISMA INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
INDIE VISIONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS
CK FILM FESTIVAL LONG ISLAND
THE POE CONTEST
INDEPENDENT HORROR MOVIE AWARDS
NEAR NAZARETH FILM FESTIVAL
TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY CONTEST
MED FILM FESTIVAL
BOOMTOWN FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL
LOS ANGELES CINEFEST
INROADS SCREENWRITING FELLOWSHIP
LOS ANGELES TELEVISION, SCRIPT & FILM FESTIVAL
UNDERGROUND INDIE FILM FESTIVAL-HORROR CULT SCI-FI FANTASY
PAGE TURNER SCREENPLAY GENRE COMPETITION
INDEPENDENT SHORTS AWARDS
QUEEN PALM FILM FESTIVAL
MACOPROJECT FILM FESTIVAL
SICILY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
INDEPENDENT TALENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SHORT SCREEN AWARDS
HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD FILM FESTIVAL
NYC INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY AWARDS
HOLLYWOOD JUST 4 SHORTS FILM & SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
HOLLYWOOD GOLD AWARDS
WIKI SCREENPLAY CONTEST
DIABOLICAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
BEST SCRIPT AWARDS
QXACA FILMFEST PITCH FEST
NEW YORK MOVIE AWARDS
OVER 40 FILM FESTIVAL
SHORTFILMZ.COM FILM FESTIVAL
13HORROR.COM FILM FESTIVAL
SCRIPT & STORYBOARD SHOWCASE
FILMMATIC SCREENPLAY AWARDS COMPETITION
WILDSOUND WEEKLY FILM & SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL
BORODINO FILM FESTIVAL
THE $5 FILM FESTIVAL
SCRIPT AWARDS LOS ANGELES
BURNING LOVE SCREENPLAY CONTEST
MARINA del RAY FILM FESTIVAL
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