November 10th 2019 10:00 PM - November 10th 2019 11:30 PM

Viewer Direction Advised - Hamilton Film Festival

27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Viewer Direction Advised - Hamilton Film Festival


Viewer Direction Advised, Ben Kaplan, 85m, Documentary, Canada

Director Ben Kaplan and Producer Marshall Jay Kaplan will be in attendance for a Q&A

Twenty-one year old Ben is on a journey - to follow his TV-obsessed Dad and explore how television consumption has evolved from one generation to the next. Where we once had appointment viewing, we now have total independence. We watch what we want, when we want, where we want and how often we want. At one time, television had the power to bring together an entire nation. Today, it can barely bring together a household. Has the individualization of how we watch television fragmented us as a culture?


Ben Kaplan is a graduate of Media Studies from Ryerson University. He won 'Best Pitch' for an original series, a web series development with a major broadcaster, and wrote/directed/edited a 22-minute mockumentary pilot.

During his final year, Ben earned a LA-based internship on the IFC series, Comedy Bang Bang. He also took writing courses at the renowned, Upright Citizen’s Brigade. He currently works at VICE Media as an editor for VICELAND. Shows include Dead Set on Life, Vice Essentials Canada, Mr. Tachyon, Tattoo Age, and It's Suppertime.



Hamilton Film Festival

The 14th annual Hamilton Film Festival is Hamilton's largest and longest running film festivals with roots that go back 20 years! ​ We have screened over 1000 films, 700 of them Canadian Films! Filmmakers, travel to our event, from all over the world. We connect filmmakers and give them another voice. ​We celebrate the art of movie making from concept to completion. From the budding filmmaker to the pro, we are always working to move the film industry in Hamilton a little further each year! The event is a leader in the local film community, bringing industry development and quality networking opportunities throughout the year. The Canadian Film Market, Lights Camera Hamilton, Southern Ontario Film Festival Group and Kids Can Film are all initiatives of the Hamilton Film Festival.

Ticket Information

Please note that your tickets will be email to you and attached as a PDF upon successfully registering for this event. In the event that you have either not received your confirmation email, cannot find the confirmation email, or used an incorrect email address, please contact the organizer.

All ticket holders will receive an email notification reminder 24-48 hours prior to the event's start date (this does not imply particular sessions, just the event). Your tickets will also be attached to this email.

It's encouraged to save your tickets to your phone by downloading them or taking a screenshot, however you may also print your tickets before arriving to the event.