Iconochasm was founded in 2013 by Ben Dextraze with the intention of creating evocative films that tell engaging stories.
The company name attaches itself to the idea of an iconoclast – a breaker of images and an attacker of cherished, popular beliefs. While on the other, it identifies with the bewildering chasm created by memetic media.
Iconochasm is currently working on projects in Vancouver, BC that speak to audiences at a local level, but are understood thematically across borders, societies, and cultures.
At Iconochasm, we want stories to find an undefined audience–as we ourselves constantly rediscover our sense of humanity.
Ben Dextraze is a Canadian actor, writer, and director. He attended University in both Kamloops, BC and Edmonton, Alberta – continuing to write and act professionally while undergoing classical training at the University of Alberta’s prestigious Bachelor of Fine Arts acting program. He then worked as a journalist, and in theater, television, and film before founding his own new media production company Iconochasm in 2013. He currently lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.