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2014 Young Memphian: Ben Rednour, Running Pony

The following is a profile from our summer issue of Memphis Crossroads Magazine: 2014 Young Memphis. Click here to view the entire magazine with profiles from our other nine Young Memphians.

As a key member of the largest full-service production and post-production company in Memphis, Rednour gets to see firsthand how Memphis companies are increasingly using advanced visual technology to tell their stories. 

His daily responsibilities include serving as a liaison between Running Pony’s creative team and its clients and strategizing with Memphis businesses about how best to visually share their messages through video and social media outlets.
“In almost every project, I love seeing the camaraderie and dedication in these companies, from the business owner to the employees — they’re all passionate about their jobs and really want to make things work. It’s the kind of hustle that makes Memphis great, because we’re all working together to be better Memphians.”

With a background in film production and a heavy involvement in the Indie Memphis film scene, Rednour’s own passion for the visual arts shines throughout his career history. As a former freelancer, he’s worked in various production capacities for prominent companies such as Paramount Pictures and Sony Corporation. To name just a few brushes with fame, he’s met Morgan Freeman, delivered per diem checks to Samuel L. Jackson, shuttled models around for the show “America’s Next Top Model” and played basketball with Justin Timberlake. 

“He really is a good basketball player, but I got a little distracted when his then-girlfriend Cameron Diaz showed up to watch,” he said.

Rednour says he loves Memphis because there’s never a loss for something fun to do, whether it’s a concert, a theater performance or a community event. He’s also appreciative of the city’s support for its artists.

“We’re so vibrant and rich with culture, and there are so many ways for people to reach out and make an impact. It’s not like some cities, where their art scenes are kind of encased in glass in a museum. Here in Memphis, it’s very much interactive and alive,” he said. “The biggest thing that inspires me is seeing how hard our artists are working to raise their games to the next level — and challenging me to do the same.”

Story by: Erinn Figg
Photograph by: Troy Glasgow
Posted: 11/11/2014 7:30:00 AM | with 0 comments
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