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Ben Sturgulewski


Director, Champions of the Golden Valley

Ben ‘Sturge’ Sturgulewski grew up on a rugged and remote island in Alaska’s Aleutian Chain, inspiring a life dedicated to exploring the world’s wild side, and the people who call it home. Ben has created a portfolio of award-winning short films that have appeared at festivals around the globe, taking home dozens of awards for cinematography, editing, creativity, and storytelling, as well as overall Grand Prizes and Audience Awards. He has directed, filmed, and edited acclaimed content for clients such as Patagonia, Arcteryx, YETI, Rivian, NFL Films, and Red Bull. Ben has produced a library of Vimeo Staff Picks, and his ski film Valhalla was recently named ‘The Greatest Ski Film of All Time’ by Outside Magazine. His collaborations with brands, agencies, production houses, and passion projects continue to take him on new and unexpected adventures. Champions of the Golden Valley is his first feature documentary.