Ben Alpi

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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Film Director
Location Los Angeles, CA, United States
Introduction Ben Alpi is a Los Angeles-based director and producer. His work has been on the big screen in Burbank, CA, in New York's capitol, on television and the Web. Most recently, Ben was co-executive producer on the children's adventure series 'eScape v1.0.'

After a limited theatrical release, his directorial debut 'Silver Lining' was signed into broadcast on PBS and Movieola, the Short Film Channel and into distribution with Ouat Media (Toronto.) In 2006, he was brought onto the award-winning 'Star Trek: Phase II' and became a producer and second unit director for "Blood and Fire" Part 1 and Part 2 with legendary "Trouble With Tribbles" scribe David Gerrold directing, "Enemy: Starfleet," and "The Child" under the direction of 'Total Recall' writer and 'Sliders' producer John Povill. Ben was also second unit director for the forth-coming feature-length documentary 'American General: Benedict Arnold.'

A character actor, Ben stars as the "adorably incompetent" alien starship captain "Zerks" in the sci-fi comedy Web series 'Zerks Log.' He is also developing more Zerks with fellow writer-producer Carlos Pedraza and the team at Storyforge Labs.
Interests film, philosophy, writing, visual effects, comic books, oceans, volleyball, racquetball, video gaming
Favorite Movies Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Highlander, Superman, Army of Darkness, Yojimbo, Spiderman 2, 300, Incredibles, Clerks, Perfect Blue, Braveheart, The Muppet Movie, Tron, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, The Three Amigos, Goonies, Fletch, Help!, Conan the Barbarian, Strange Brew, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Flash Gordon, The Last Dragon
Favorite Music Rush, U2, Led Zepplin, Dead Can Dance, Jimmy Buffet, Sting, Bjork, Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, Tool, Gorillaz
Favorite Books Mastery of Love, Wizards First Rule, No Remorse, Tao of Pooh, The Hobbit, Tao Te Ching, Starship Troopers, Ender's Game, The Crystal Shard, If Chins Could Kill, Princess of Mars