Ben Rekhi

Ben Rekhi is an award-winning filmmaker of mixed Indian and American descent. After working with the Coen bros. in the camera department of O Brother, Where Art Thou? Rekhi was hired by George Clooney to shoot the behind the scenes for Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Rekhi went on to produce the Spirit Award-nominated feature film Bomb the System, direct the SXSW Audience Award winner Waterborne, and write the English Dialogues for Sir Ben Kingsley and Amitabh Bachchan in the Bollywood film Teen Patti. In 2010, Rekhi joined international sales and film finance company IM Global and spent five years at the company during its rapid expansion. There, he was a producer on Plush for director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) and producer Jason Blum (Get Out, Paranormal Activity, The Purge) and went on to serve as the Vice President of Acquisitions for Apsara Distribution, a joint venture between IM Global and Reliance Entertainment. Rekhi left the company in 2014 to run Jason Blum’s Hindi-language film slate in Mumbai, India and partnered with Lunchbox producer Guneet Monga in her company Sikhya Entertainment. Rekhi’s second feature as director entitled The Ashram stars Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo, Kal Penn, and Sam Keeley which was released by The Orchard in 2018. That same year he directed and produced a documentary series for PBS which profiles minority voters called The Hidden Vote. He is currently in post-production on his third feature film Maria, a crime thriller set against the drug wars in the Philippines, co-financed by Bron Studios (Leave No Trace, Fences, Birth of a Nation) and executive produced by XYZ Films (The Raid Redemption).


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