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Ben Stassen Net Worth

Ben Stassen Net Worth is
$250,000

Ben Stassen Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Ben Stassen is a Belgian film producer and director. He founded nWave Pictures in 1994, producing highly successful CGI ride films including the groundbreaking Devils Mine. Starting in 1997, Ben Stassen began focusing on large format films usually screened at IMAX theaters, and made some of the most successful large format films to date, including Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun and Alien Adventure. Contrary to most large format films, which mix education with spectacular visuals, most of Stassen's films are aimed exclusively at the entertainment market. As IMAX theaters around the world increasingly became capable of screening stereoscopic (3-D) films in the late nineties, Stassen quickly embraced this new technology, and directed a succession of popular 3-D large format films, such as Encounter in the Third Dimension and Haunted Castle. Upon screening "Haunted Castle", Imax corporation sent a fax to all the exhibitors warning them about the content of the film. Imax went as far as labeling "Haunted Castle" as degrading to the brand. This triggered a strong reaction from both the exhibitors and the press. The film was marketed as "The film Imax corporation does not want you to see". It went on the become a huge success worldwide.In 2004, Stassen produced and directed "Wild Safari", the first 3D wildlife film for the giant screen (Imax).nWave is also the leading producer and distributor of 3D ride films and 4D attraction films with over 30 titles in their library. Over 200,000 people a day see one of nWave's films in theme parks, science centers, zoo, aquaria and musea around the world.Ben Stassen's first feature length animated film, Fly Me to the Moon, was released in North America on 15 August 2008 on both regular size and IMAX screens, exclusively in 3-D. According to nWave, Fly Me to the Moon was the first animated film to be designed, created, and released solely in 3-D. The film was originally announced for the spring or summer of 2007. The delay is believed to be the result of the slow roll-out of 3-D projection technology.On 7 May 2008, nWave announced that its next feature length animated film would be titled Around the World in 50 Years and that it too would be directed by Ben Stassen. It was released in 2010 titled Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage.Stassen was also involved in the production of several movies directed by famed Croatian film director Krsto Papi?, most notably "My Uncle's Legacy" (Život sa stricem), the film was nominated for a Golden Globe (Best Foreign Film category) in 1990.Stassen is widely quoted as a leading pioneer of 3D cinema, considering 3D as the 2nd revolution in the history of cinema, second only to the transition from silent film to the talkies. He mostly refers to American 3D film as 2.5 D cinema. In his opinion most filmmakers do not make any effort to use 3D as a new language of cinema. They simply shoot their 2D films with two cameras creating a little depth behind the screen with t
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Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wild Life2016producer
Wild Cats 3D with Kevin Richardson2015Documentary short producer
Thunder and the House of Magic2013producer
A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise2012producer
Sammy's avonturen: De geheime doorgang2010producer
Fly Me to the Moon 3D2008co-executive producer
African Adventure: Safari in the Okavango2007Documentary short producer
Wild Safari 3D2005Documentary short producer
Misadventures in 3D2003Short executive producer
Infekcija2003producer
S.O.S. Planet2002Documentary short executive producer
Haunted Castle2001Short executive producer
Alien Adventure1999Short executive producer
Encounter in the Third Dimension1999Short executive producer
Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun1997Documentary short executive producer
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen1996Short documentary producer: New Wave International
Devil's Mine1991Short producer
Zivot sa stricem1988executive producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Son of Bigfoot2017post-production
The Wild Life2016
Wild Cats 3D with Kevin Richardson2015Documentary short
Thunder and the House of Magic2013
African Safari2013Documentary
A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise2012
Sammy's avonturen: De geheime doorgang2010
Fly Me to the Moon 3D2008
African Adventure: Safari in the Okavango2007Documentary short
Wild Safari 3D2005Documentary short
Misadventures in 3D2003Short
S.O.S. Planet2002Documentary short
Haunted Castle2001Short
Alien Adventure1999Short
Encounter in the Third Dimension1999Short
Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun1997Documentary short

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wild Cats 3D with Kevin Richardson2015Documentary short
Thunder and the House of Magic2013screenplay / story
African Safari2013Documentary script by / story by
Sammy's avonturen: De geheime doorgang2010story
African Adventure: Safari in the Okavango2007Documentary short
Wild Safari 3D2005Documentary short
Misadventures in 3D2003Short writer
S.O.S. Planet2002Documentary short written by
Haunted Castle2001Short
Alien Adventure1999Short written by
Encounter in the Third Dimension1999Short story
Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun1997Documentary short
Devil's Mine1991Short

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Son of Bigfoot2017post-production
Alien Adventure1999Short

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Human Body2001Documentary short CGI producer
Mysteries of Egypt1998Documentary computer graphic imaging: nWave Pictures

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Haunted Castle2001Short

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014Films4Families Youth Jury AwardSeattle International Film FestivalThe House of Magic (2013)
2010European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean Animated Feature FilmSammy's avonturen: De geheime doorgang (2010)
2009Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsFly Me to the Moon (2008)

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