Hi, I’m Ben Pender-Cudlip.

I make documentary films. My recent film Dawnland aired on PBS Independent Lens in 2018.

I freelance as a non-fiction cinematographer & DP, and strive to work ethically and responsibly. Film participants let me film them because I work carefully and respectfully. Clients work with me because I shoot like an editor, and am comfortable in unpredictable, fast-paced vérité environments. 

I’ve worked on projects for FRONTLINE, the New York Times, Human Rights Watch, the PBS NewsHour, and many independent documentaries. I live in Boston, MA and am happy to travel.