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Have fun. Travel. Make movies. Meet people.
Hey! I'm Ben Wellington. I grew up in New York City. NYC will always be home to me, but I love to travel around the world. I spend most of my summers in Paris visiting my family. I make student films, films for my self, work on productions, do film editing, and do videography work for events. Over the past year I've been working and studying in London and Rome.
I want to spend my life making movies and meeting people from all over the world. Life should be spent having a good time and working hard to reach your personal goals--whatever they may be.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I want to help people discover New York City the way I see it by touring them around its best spots. Hopefully I will stay with people around the world who share this same goal. I look forward to being a regular host when I settle down one day.
So far I have only surfed three times. This being said, my hosts have shown me the true meaning of CouchSurfing, and while I am new to it, I am already hooked.
Making films, Rollerblading, Watching movies, Muay Thai, listening to music, partying, meeting new people, good wine and beer, new foods
Music, Movies, and Books
La Dolce Vita, Breathless, Goodfellas, Full Metal Jacket, From Russia with Love, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Goldfinger, Shaun of the Dead, Near Dark, Yojimbo, Snatch, The Samurai Trilogy, 40 Year Old Virgin, Hardboiled, The Professional (Leon), Ran, Office Space, Ghost Dog, Taxi Driver, Alien, Aliens, The Thing, The Killer, City of God, Superbad, Batman, Die Hard, Battle Royal, Sexy Beast, The Matrix (the first one ONLY), True Romance, Ong Bak, Sin City, Seven Samurai, Blade Runner, Batman, The Dark Knight, Lone Wolf and Cub series, Zatoichi series, Gladiator, The Great Escape, Reservoir Dogs, City Of God, City of Men,
Chinatown, The Crow, Big Trouble in Little China, Mad Max, A Fish Called Wanda, Dirty Harry, Friday, Raging Bull, A Better Tomorrow (one and two), Princess Mononoke, Fist of Legend, Terminator I, Terminator II, The Godfather, Robocop, Enter the Dragon, Black Hawk Down, Fifth Element, Sandlot, You Kill Me, The Goonies, Banlieue 13, Ghost Dog, Blade, No Country for Old Men, Boondock Saints, Heart Of Darkness, Apocalypse Now, Le Samourai, In Bruges, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Night of the Comet, My Best Friend is a Vampire, A Bout de Souffle (Breathless), Wasabi, Gangster No. 1, Croupier
Massive Attack, DJ Krush, Lovage, Santana, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Wu Tang Clan, Jamiroquai, The Animals, Art of Noise, Beatles, Bob Marley, The Clash, Cypress Hill, David Bowie, Gogol Bordello Duran Duran, Gang Starr, Devo, Yarbrough and Peoples, Groove Armada, House of Pain, Jimi Hendrix, N.E.R.D., The Doors, Nasty Nas, Nirvana, Orishas, Pink Floyd, Propellerheads, Rick James BITCH, Seu Jorge, Steely Dan, Sting, all that pure funk stuff, Iggy Pop, Tito & Tarantula, St. Germain, Johnny Rotten, Buena Vista Social Club, Mirwais, Portishead, DJ Shadow, Nouvelle Vague
Breaking Bad, LOST, BSG, The Office (British Version + American Version), Rome, The Wire, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Watching the Detectives, Freaks And Geeks, Mad Men
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I worked on a NYC Detective TV Show
I recently stayed at Clos Luce Chateau in the Loire--the last place Leonardo Da Vinci lived.
Teach, Learn, Share
I could help you get started in filming and editing. I have been doing film related work for many years now.
I like learning a bit of everything! Right now I'm trying to learn how to say cheers in every language :D. Curse words are always fun too. More importantly, though if you have recommendations for films or music from your country I would love both.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Italy, United Kingdom, United States