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In Memory of a great Producer
Ben Strout of MastersWork Media
CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) - A local documentary filmmaker, whose work made the national and international stage, has died. Ben Strout died Saturday morning, a week after suffering a heart attack.
Strout, of Carmel, directed "Fire and Ice," a film about the war between Finland and the Soviet Union in 1939. It was featured at the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis a couple of years ago and went on to win a regional Emmy Award and a special award from the government of Finland.
Strout also produced documentaries for Discovery, TLC and other networks with long-time collaborator and friend, Tom Cochrun--WISH-TV's former news director.
Strout collected dozens of honors in his almost 30-year career in Indiana. The 63 year old had a master's from Indiana University.
He leaves behind his wife, Yelena, two daughters and one grandchild.
|A personal note from Marshall Kregel.
In the last few years, I have gotten to know Ben Strout and I very much respected his work. He and I had a lot of fun traveling around the country doing shows for Fire and Ice, one of Ben's last documentaries. His passing is a great shock to me and to all of his friends around the world. My prayers are with his wife and family at this difficult time.
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