Ben Dextraze

Vancouver, BC, Canada


I'm an actor first, director/producer second, and Grip overall. I grew up in the small, blue collar city of Kamloops, BC and taught myself filmmaking from reading and self-producing documentary shorts while I was paying off my student loans busting my balls as a laborer in the Alberta oil fields. Yes, I'm an idiot--one that has two Arts Degrees and three kids. But now that I live in Vancouver, I have escaped oil an gas and found my way into the film industry by working through IATSE, as an actor, and a gorilla filmmaker. I want to tell stories that represent that dual nature that I lived by being an educated Actor, but also a redneck Motorhand.