Ben Hozie

Ben Hozie is an NYC independent filmmaker and leader of the art rock band Bodega. His erotic drama PVT Chat, which he wrote, directed, shot, and edited, stars Peter Vack, Julia Fox, Buddy Duress, and Keith Poulson and is out now on digital and on demand through Dark Star Pictures. His first film, Annunciation (2014), mixed documentary footage of Occupy Wall Street with three short narratives and was shot on 16mm by experimental filmmaker Simon Liu. He also directed The Lion’s Den (2017), a DV comedy of errors, “an attempt at theatre for the camera.” Bodega has released three critically acclaimed LPs on What’s Your Rupture records; Endless Scroll (2018), Witness Scroll (2019), and Shiny New Model (2019). Their next record will be released 2021. Ben sings and plays guitar in the band. For more on Ben’s production company Pretorious Picture, visit their Tumblr and Vimeo pages.


On the Virtues of Cinematic Failure

By Ben Hozie | February 22, 2021

On the Virtues of Cinematic Failure

PVT Chat's writer-director Ben Hozie on what he learned making his first two features, neither of which have ever seen the light of day.