Ben Proudfoot, Spirit of Windrider – Sponsored by Moriah Group

Ben Proudfoot, Spirit of Windrider – Sponsored by Moriah Group

Ben Proudfoot uses short documentary-style filmmaking as a medium to frame stories and elevate the dignity of the individuals within them. Ben captures and shares the complexities of human experience, delivering hopeful messages that are healing for our times. Ultimately, Ben’s films help us unite in our shared humanity.

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Ben Proudfoot, Spirit of Windrider – Sponsored by Moriah Group
  • The Last Repair Shop

    Movie

    Academy Award® Winner. In a nondescript warehouse in the heart of Los Angeles, a dwindling handful of devoted craftspeople maintain over 80,000 student musical instruments, the largest remaining workshop in America of its kind. Meet four unforgettable characters whose broken-and-repaired lives ha...

  • The Queen of Basketball

    Movie

    Academy Award® Winner. Lusia "Lucy" Harris Stewart is a pioneer in women's basketball, leading a rural Mississippi college to three national titles, scoring the first basket in women's Olympic history in 1976, being the first and only woman to be drafted into the NBA.

  • A Concerto is a Conversation

    Movie + 2 extras

    Academy Award® Nominated. A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

  • That's My Jazz
    Movie + 2 extras

    That's My Jazz

    Movie + 2 extras

    This film is a portrait of Milt Abel II, the son of Kansas City jazz legend Milt Abel Sr. Milt II became a head pastry chef at The French Laundry and Per Se, and sous pastry chef at two-Michelins star restaurant, Noma. As his career was rising, his father’s was coming to an end. Finding himself a...

  • The Best Chef in the World

    Movie + 1 extra

    The French Laundry, run by legendary chef Thomas Keller, has often been recognized as the best restaurant in the world, but few know the story of its original founder, Sally Schmitt. In an emotional final interview before her passing in March 2022, Sally tells her own story as a pioneering chef o...

  • MINK!

    Movie

    Told by her daughter Wendy, MINK! chronicles the remarkable Patsy Takemoto Mink, a Japanese American from Hawaii who became the first woman of color elected to the U.S. Congress, on her harrowing mission to co-author and defend Title IX, the law that transformed athletics for generations in Ameri...

  • Kim I Am
    Movie + 2 extras

    Kim I Am

    Movie + 2 extras

    Kim Hill was the vocalist for the emerging hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. Until she quit.

  • The Lost Astronaut
    Movie + 2 extras

    The Lost Astronaut

    Movie + 2 extras

    His footprints aren’t on the moon. But his fingerprints are on statues across the United States.

  • The Ox
    Movie + 2 extras

    The Ox

    Movie + 2 extras

    The Ox is a portrait of master woodworker Eric Hollenbeck, highlighting his skilled work and the lives of young people who are being transformed and impacted by his art form.

  • Golden Age
    Movie + 2 extras

    Golden Age

    Movie + 2 extras

    Golden Age follows the life and journey to healing of Bolivian-born industrial engineer Abe Camacho, who finds new life after re-entering the workforce following retirement.

  • Ben Proudfoot, 2022 Spirit of Windrider

    Sponsored by the Moriah Group, Dale Brown presents the Spirit of Windrider Award to Ben Proudfoot and his two most recent films: A Concerto is a Conversation and The Queen of Basketball.

  • Ben Proudfoot on Short Film

    Ben Proudfoot talks about the art of short film & the value of a discerning and thoughtful audience.

  • Ben Proudfoot at the Windrider Summit

    Ben Proudfoot joined us at the Windrider Forum at Sundance in 2020 with his film, That's My Jazz. Here is what he has to say about Windrider!