Ben Hillman is a film maker, writer, designer and illustrator who loves exploding galaxies and Betty Boop.
As well as creating a four-book science book series for Scholastic (How Big Is It?, How Strong Is It?, How Fast Is It?, How Weird Is It?), Ben has written and illustrated several picture books including "The Devil Ate My Blintzes" (Waterfront Press) and "That Pesky Toaster" (The Walt Disney Company).
His most recent independent film is a musical short called "Little Red Jiving Hood" -- a swinging tale of mystery, destiny, redemption and sukiyaki. Ms. Hood has been screened in dozens of film festivals and won awards in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Hillman's animated short "Nietzsche Pops" has been screened on Bravo and the Independent Film Channel and was aired on MTV's Liquid Television, PBS, La Sept Arte and Kanal 4. Featured in film festivals around the world, "Nietzsche Pops" has won numerous awards including the Cine Golden Eagle in Washington DC, and First Prize in the Philadelphia International Film Festival and the New Orleans Film Festival.
After obsessing for years about the evils of mass manipulation, Ben decided to do it himself by forming Ben Hillman & Company -- realizing his boyhood dream of messing with the minds of the general public (as well as making films and writing and illustrating books). He has won awards for print, film and video including the Art Directors Club, International Advertising Festival and Clio nominations. Clients include Alex Toys, PBS, Pfizer, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.
Ben lives with his wife Amy and daughter Maizy in beautiful Berkshire County, Massachusetts.