Ben Loeterman

Writer/Director

Ben Loeterman is an accomplished producer of historical and current affairs documentaries. His work appeared on PBS/Frontline during its first 18 seasons starting in 1982. Loeterman focused on criminal justice, the film industry, investigative reporting and international affairs. Major credits include What Jennifer Saw, Inside the Terror Network, and The Triumph of Evil.

Loeterman has also produced for the PBS/American Experience. Major credits include Golden Gate Bridge, Public Enemy #1, about desperado John Dillinger, and Rescue at Sea, about a 1909 spectacular use of wireless three years before the Titanic disaster. Loeterman has received Amnesty International’s Media Spotlight Award, two national Emmy’s and two duPont-Columbia journalism awards. In 2009, he wrote and directed The People v Leo Frank, a dramatized documentary set in Atlanta and broadcast nationally on PBS about one of the most fascinating criminal cases in US history.

Handcranked Productions

Handcranked Productions contributed time-lapse photography and graphic animations.

Formed in 2004 and located just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, HANDCRANKED PRODUCTIONS, LLC is known for visually rich, highly textured mixed-media motion design that blends diverse techniques such as stop-motion animation, affected live action, miniature sets, motion control, digital compositing, and time-lapse photography.