Ben York Jones
|Born||February 11, 1984|
Englewood, New Jersey, United States
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film actor|
Ben York Jones (born February 11, 1984) is an American screenwriter and film actor best known for writing and co-starring in Like Crazy (2011) which won the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Early life and career
In 2010, the feature film Douchebag premiered in Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Jones starred in and co-wrote the film, though he was given an associate producer credit in lieu of a writing credit. Following the film's premiere, Jones and long time friend Drake Doremus began conceiving Like Crazy. Both he and Doremus had been through similar long-distance relationships, which served to inform the film's plot.
Following Like Crazy, Jones co-wrote the film Breathe In which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. In the summer of 2016, production wrapped on Jones' adapted screenplay entitled Ashes in the Snow. The film is based on Ruta Sepetys' New York Times Bestseller Between Shades of Gray. Jones changed the title to avoid any possible confusion with the vastly dissimilar Fifty Shades of Grey franchise.
|2010||Douchebag||Tom Nussbaum||Associate Producer|
|2011||Like Crazy||Ross||Written by|
|2012||The Beauty Inside||Alex #1|
|2013||Hollywood & Vines||Short|
|2013||Breathe In||Written by|
|2017||Ashes in the Snow||Screenplay by|
|2018||Everything Sucks!||Mr. Stargrove||Creator, writer, producer, actor|
- USA Today
- FrameSocietyLA (2013-11-12), Frame Society Presents: Ben York Jones, retrieved 2016-06-30
- Lee, Ashley (January 9, 2017). "Sundance Adds Donald Trump Doc, Drake Doremus' 'Newness' to Lineup". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
- "Newness". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved January 11, 2017.