With over 100 film and TV credits, multiple award-winning actor/writer/director/producer Ben Ratner has starred in numerous feature films that have played at top international festivals, including Sundance, Berlin and Toronto, and has had series regular, recurring and guest starring roles on TV shows in both the US and Canada. Up next is a supporting role in Wonder, a feature film starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay.
As a writer-director, Ratner has helmed two award-winning, theatrically released feature films: Down River (9 wins and 12 nominations, including Best World Feature at the 2014 Soho International Film Festival, NYC) and Moving Malcolm (4 wins and 1 nomination, including Best Feature Film at the 2003 Washington D.C. Independent Film Festival). His latest film is Ganjy, a hard-hitting short drama, starring, written by, and directed by Ratner. Now being developed into a feature, Ganjy premiered at The 2016 Vancouver International Film festival and will next be seen at The Kerry International Film Festival in Ireland, and on CBC television in Canada.
A committed acting teacher for over 20 years, Ratner offers scene study classes to a great many of Canada’s top actors, as well as up-and-comers, at his Haven Studio in Vancouver.