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Basil is an award-winning Producer and Camera Operator whose documentary and narrative film credits include the Academy Award nominated 'Iraq In Fragments', and the Emmy winning 'Girls On The Wall'. He produced Live@Sundance, a daily one-hour live episodic series that brought audiences the official voice of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. He also co-authored 'Screenwriter's Toolkit: 101 Writing Exercises’. Previous projects have taken him through Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America, and South America. Basil holds an MA in Mental Health Counseling and a propensity for adventure. Ask him about open-water winter swimming or freight-train hopping in the United States.

Cinematographer Ben Kasulke

A profile piece on cinematographer Ben Kasulke. Produced for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Live@Sundance – Episode 4 of 8

8 episode daily 1-hour recap show for the Sundance Institute. Live from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Climbing PoeTree Music Video

Song: Heart Led Rebellion

LifeWise ‘You Got This’ Commercial

Client: LifeWise. Agency: Weber Shandwick Seattle

Bed: A Place Called Home

Distributor: Cinelan. Short Documentary

Iraq In Fragments

Academy Award Nominated Documentary

How to Pan-Fry Wild Salmon

Client: Allrecipes. Series: Behind The Recipe

Jousting, Windows Azure Style

Client: Microsoft. Agency: Rational

Modeling The World

Client: Microsoft. International Web Series

TV -

  • 2014 “Live@Sundance” with Sundance Institute (8 Episodes) – Producer
Music Video -

  • “Climbing PoeTree: Heart Led Rebellion” – Director, Camera, Editor
  • “Orbe Orbe: Let Me In” – Camera
Corporate -

  • “Traylor: University Link Light Rail” – Producer / Camera / Editor – Winner of 5 Awards
  • “Inrix: A History of Innovation” – Producer / Camera
  • “Genentech: Spit for the Cure” – Producer
  • “Refugee Women’s Alliance: It Takes A Village” – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “Bedlam Bedlam: Fashion Show” – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “Kinkisharyo: On Time & On Budget – A Seattle Light Rail Success Story” – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “Institute For Systems Biology: A Portrait of Dr. Lee Hood” – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • Over 100+ Corporate and Non-Profit promotional and web videos through 10+ years of client work.
Commercial -

  • “You Got This” – 3 Broadcast Spots – LifeWise – Producer
  • “Take Back Your Lunch Hour” – 3 Web Spots – Microsoft – Producer
  • “Is It Low S (Scalability)?” – 1 Web Spot – Microsoft – Producer
  • “Dear Azure” – 3 Web Spots – Microsoft – Producer
Fiction Films -

  • Feature: “R/EVOLVE” – Producer / Writer
  • Feature: “Heart Breaks Open” – Producer / Writer
  • Short: “Put A Rainbow on It” – Gaffer / 2nd Camera
  • Short: Tying The Knot – Cinematographer
  • Short: “To Be A Heart” – Producer / Co-Director
Documentary -

  • Various – Camera Operator – I’ve traveled to 27 states and 15 countries as a documentary camera operator for various projects
  • “Drag Becomes Him” – Producer
  • “Toquei Todas As Suas Coisas (I Touched All Your Stuff)” – Co-Director of Photography
  • “Homesick” – Producer
  • “Iraq In Fragments” – Post Coordinator – Academy Award Nominated. Premiered at Sundance.
  • “Battle In Seattle: Behind The Scenes” – Camera / Seattle Production Manager
  • “Austin Unbound” – Editor / Director
  • “This Is Reteaching Gender & Sexuality” – Camera
  • “Put This On The Map” – Cinematographer
  • “Impossibility Now” – Camera / Editor
  • “University District Museum Without Walls Oral History” – Camera
  • “Overseas” – Cinematographer – Brazilian Documentary Production
  • “Walk Right In” – Camera
  • “Bed: A Place Called Home” – Distributed by Cinelan, Premiered on Hulu. – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “Girls On The Wall” – Camera Operator / Sound – Emmy Winning
  • “Rachel” – US Line Producer – Premiered at Tribeca & Berlinale
  • “$100 & A T-Shirt” – Producer / Writer
Web Series -

  • “GM: Good Taste Tour” (2 Videos) – NW Segment Producer / Camera
  • “Army Strong Network Video Series” (51 Videos) – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “AllRecipes: Behind The Recipe” (26 Episodes) – Producer
  • “Fierce Bodies: FierceCast” (5 Episodes) – Producer / Editor
  • “Seattle Fashion TV: Seattle Designer Profiles” (5 Epsiodes) – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “City of Bellevue: Fit & Active” (6 Episodes) – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “AllRecipes: Home Baking” (10 Episodes) – Producer
  • “AllRecipes: Home Canning” (20 Episodes) – Producer
  • “The People Speak @ Sundance: Readings From ‘A People’s History of the US” (5 Episodes) – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “Microsoft: Modeling The World” – (26 videos) – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “Microsoft: Tuesday’s With Corey” – (12 Episodes) – Producer / Editor
  • “Drunk.Naked.Love” (12 Episodes) – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “The Wyoming Channel” (2 years, 20+ Videos) – Producer / Camera
  • “Sundance: Spotlight” (3 years, 25 Episodes) – Distributed by MovieMaker Magazine – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “ColorsNW Magazine Features” (6 Episodes) – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “LogoTV New Now Next” – Camera Operator (6 Videos) – Cinematographer
  • “Kill Rock Stars Music” (2 years, 52 Episodes) – Producer / Camera / Editor
Books -

  • “Screenwriter’s Toolkit: 101 Writing Exercises” – Writer
  • “On The Road To Healing” – Anthology Editor
2003 - 2014

9 Elephants, Allrecipes.com, Al Jazeera, Alliance for People With Disabilities, Arab Film Distribution, AVYCI, BizNik, CinĂ© Sud Productions, Climbing PoeTree, Citi Financial, City of Bellevue, Community Acupuncture Project of Columbia City, Country Music Television, Colors NW, Cornell University, Docs In Progress, Dual Power Productions, The Economist, First Television, Ford Model Agency, Group Health Cooperative, Herrera Environmental Consulting, Institute for Systems Biology, Kalmar Industries, Kill Rock Stars, Kinkisharyo International, KLIC Productions, Kotter International, Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, Logo, McGraw Hill, Microsoft, MovieMaker Magazine, NW Network, Philanthropy NW, Post Oak Bluff, Rachel Corrie Foundation, Rational, Redwood Palms Pictures, Refugee Women’s Alliance, Reteaching Gender & Sexuality, Seattle University, Senior Services, Social Venture Partners, Stand For Children, Sundance Institute, The Evergreen State College, The Wyoming Channel, TEDx, Typecast Releasing, U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, United States Navy, University of California – San Francisco, University of Washington, Washington Women’s Foundation, WOVIE, YouTube

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