Ben Proudfoot

Ben Proudfoot

Founder & CEO

Award-winning director Ben Proudfoot founded Breakwater Studios in 2012. Once a world champion in sleight-of-hand magic, Proudfoot now brings that spirit of wonder to filmmaking. A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, he is the driving creative force behind Breakwater’s humanist storytelling across documentary, narrative, and branded mediums. In service of the latest Breakwater Original, or a complex international branded documentary series, Proudfoot leads a diverse team of dedicated artists, craftspeople, technologists and businesspeople across a variety of pre-, post-, and physical production spectrums at the studio and around the globe.

A graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Proudfoot is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions for his work including five coveted Vimeo Staff Picks.