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BEN GLUCK (Director) fell in love with filmmaking as a young boy growing up in St. Louis, Missouri. As a teenager, Gluck directed his first short film, Kimoc Koob, about a boy who reads a comic book and becomes trapped inside.

The film garner much attention for the young director after it aired on several local television networks. After high school, Gluck attended the prestigious California Institute of the Arts where he created Man's Best Friend; a satirical spoof on life and love in the Garden of Eden, which won both critical and audience acclaim and went on to win The Walter Lantz Award, ‘Best Short' at the New York Independent Film Festival, and the Bronze Award at The World Fest Charleston. Additionally the short aired in heavy rotation on MTV and several other networks.

Gluck's talent and efforts were next noticed by The Walt Disney Company which provided him a full scholarship to complete Cal Arts and hired him upon graduation. At Disney, Gluck worked on the features Dinosaur and Home on the Range. Gluck was quickly promoted to Supervisor of the script and story departments on Bambi 2, which won the ‘Annie Award.' Gluck's work quickly earned him his directorial debut on Disney's Brother Bear 2, his work on this film earned him a nominated for the coveted ‘Annie Award.'

After Brother Bear 2 Gluck took on the complex job of pre-visualizing the script and supervising the story on director Shane Acker's dark fantasy 9, which was executive produced by Tim Burton. During this time Gluck caught the eye of George Lucas, and earned the opportunity to direct Lucasfilm's first original animated feature film.

Since Alpha and Omega Gluck has continued working for major studios and has had the opportunity to work with Chuck Roven, the producer of The Dark Knight, on the revival of the anime Science Fiction Adventure Film Gatchaman, as well as being in development on several feature projects of his own.


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