Ben Nurick - President
A California native with New York roots, Benjamin Nurick brings over a decade of experience from a multitude of disciplines within the entertainment industry, where he is now the President of Bodega Pictures.
After studying directing and acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York City, Nurick began his career as an actor, appearing in the studio features I Heart Huckabees and The Lords of Dogtown and a role in the Broadway play The Lion in Winter at the Roundabout Theater as well as various television shows and commercials. With sights set on getting behind the lens Nurick cut his teeth directing and producing on MTV’s award winning television documentary series True Life. Nurick then went on to produce Curl Girls for MTV’s sister network LOGO with long time collaborator and fellow NYU alum Josh Ackerman.
The two formed Bodega Pictures in 2007 with a focus on creating original alternative television and commercial projects. Under the Bodega Pictures banner, Nurick has produced and directed commercials for Target, Grey Advertising, Oribe Hair Care, Oyster.com, Biogen Idec and original television projects for GSN, Vh1 and truTV. In his spare time, Nurick fronts Los Angeles based rock band The Fringes whose songs have been licensed in the independent features Waiting for Forever and Conception. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, three kids and their dog Jack.