Ben Leonberg is filmmaker and Creative Director for virtual reality. He has a habit for telling stories like you’ve never seen before. Despite living in NYC, Ben makes movies that feature exciting outdoor locations like caves, deserts, and distant lands.
He began his technical craft in New Zealand, then transitioned to working as an in-house director at Reebok LTD. There he shot over 20 commercial videos, including his first TV spot that premiered at the broadcast of the 2011 Stanley Cup and was featured in Adweek. Feeling technically fulfilled, but wanting to optimize his storytelling, Ben attended Columbia University’s prestigious Film program where he earned an MFA in Directing. As a result, Ben created several award-winning short films including Bears Discover Fire and The Fisherman’s Wife.
Currently, Ben works as the Creative Director for the virtual reality company YouVisit and was instrumental in growing its creative arm through the generation of YouVisit Studios. When he isn’t pushing the boundaries of storytelling in a new medium, Ben is making genre films enhanced by his affinity for special effects.