Original and Adapted Film and TV Work by Benjamin Percy

Black Gold

Starz is developing a series created by Ben called Black Gold, a crime drama about the North Dakota oil boom — with Fremantle producing and James Ponsoldt is attached to direct the pilot. Read more about it here.


Ben is currently adapting Red Moon as a series with Oscar-winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, I am Legend, Winter’s Tale) and producer Ilene Staple.


Ben is currently adapting his novel The Wilding into a screenplay for director Tanya Wexler (Hysteria).

Refresh, Refresh

  • Adapted by writer/director James Ponsoldt (“Off the Black”)
  • One of five screenplays workshopped at the invite-only Sundance Institute’s Screenwriter’s Lab, 2007
  • Winner, Lynn Auerbach Award, 2007
  • One of twelve finalists for the Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award, with the winner to be announced at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival
  • Filmmaker James Ponsoldt is working to put together a team for the filming of “Refresh, Refresh” on-site in Central Oregon.