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Ben Steinbauer

Ben Steinbauer grew up wanting to be an author and astounded his preschool teacher when he made a book at age four. In college at KU (Rock Chalk!), a gruff creative writing professor told him to pursue film classes and there’s been no looking back. Since then, he has become an award-winning film, television, and commercial director. His feature documentary, Winnebago Man, Michael Moore called, “One of the funniest documentaries ever made!” and Roger Ebert named it one of his favorite films. His most recent documentary feature, Chop & Steele, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and stars David Cross, Reggie Watts, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Howie Mandel. Most recently, he show-ran and directed the hit comedy workplace doc series, High Hopes, with Jimmy Kimmel as Executive Producer. He has directed commercials for Capital One, Yeti, Crate & Barrel, Shiner, Whole Foods, LinkedIn, Popeyes and Indeed.