Ben Pluimer is an Emmy nominated director and writer in Los Angeles.
He was born and raised in South Dakota where he cut his teeth shooting everything he could on his family’s beat up VHS camcorder. These videos mostly ended up being him and his friends tearing around town to Beastie Boys songs. More recently, he’s been working as a director & writer in TV and commercials.
Ben has directed projects for Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Amazon, Funny or Die, ABC, Fox, Dow, Mattel, Syfy, Fullscreen, Red Hour Films, Channel 101, Go90, Hello Labs, Ford, Taco Bell, Mars Inc, Mattel, Subaru, AT&T, Black & Decker, Harley Davidson, Jenn-Air, VisitCA, and literally every other brand in the world.
He also loves racing F1 cars, wrestling bears, drinking all the LaCroix’s, and bounty hunting in the jungles of Guatemala.
Press & Awards / Nominations
Prime Time Emmy Nominee - Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action - “Sarah Silverman Program Nuggets”
Shorty Award Winner - Best Branded Series - “Guilty Party”
Streamy Award Nominee - Best Branded Content Series - “Guilty Party”
Amazon Studios - Best Trailer Competition Winner - “Red Rain”
Winner Best Director - 2019 Channy Awards
Winner of Best Show 2014 Channy Awards - “Skateboard Cop”
Winner of 2017 IAWTV Award for Best Branded Series - “Taco Tales”
Grand Prize $25,000 Winner - E! Cybersmack Contest - Variety (Link)
Taco Tales - AdAge (Link)
Uber “Unhappy Hour” - Ad Week (Link)
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