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Ben started his career producing world famous DJ’S Pete Tong and Trevor Nelson for BBC RADIO 1, winning a MOBO for best music radio show, and working with artists such as Beyonce, Eminem and Dr. Dre. 
Following this he directed commercials, represented by Park Village in London and founded the award winning production company HOOT. Specialising in putting character and narrative into advertising, Hoot garnered over a billion views for its content and the Independent described the founders as ‘the new broadcasters’. As a commercials director for Hoot, Ben helmed spots for Virgin Atlantic, Secret Escapes, First Direct, Sony Playstation, Giff Gaff and Diet Coke.

His feature film directorial debut, THE DRIFTERS, for the BFI, Creative England, Smuggler / Cove and Starcross Entertainment, premiered at the opening weekend of the Sao Paulo International Film Festival. Jonathan Ajayi was nominated for a British Independent film award for most promising newcomer and made a Screen Star of Tomorrow by Screen International. 
Ben has written for BAFTA winning TV drama series SKINS; the BAFTA nominated comedy DELTA FOREVER starring Daniel Kaluuya (Skins, Get Out, Queen and Slim); and the movie KILLING BONO starring Ben Barnes and Kirsten Ritter for Paramount Pictures. He is the creator and lead writer of WHISKY WARS, an original TV drama series with director Marc Forster (WORLD WAR Z) and Renee Wolfe at 2DUX2; writer of CHICANE, a HETV series about female motorsport with Noush Skaugen; and writer and director of upcoming feature films BIG MAN (2024) and BACKWARDS.

Ben acts as executive producer for Cornish film company, BOSENA, who work with visionary BAFTA winning director Mark Jenkin (BAIT, ENYS MEN and ROSE OF NEVADA). He is also co-founder of the independent production company Starcross Entertainment and executive producer on feature films THE HUNGRY starring Naseerudeen Shah and Tisca Chopra (TIFF 2017) and SAY YOUR PRAYERS starring Sir Derek Jacobi and Harry Melling. In addition Ben is one half of HEATSEEKER MEDIA with UK producer EVAN LEIGHTON-DAVIS which provides development finance for independent producers.
Ben's films have been screened at Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, London and Berlin and won numerous awards around the world including prizes at RHODE ISLAND, LA FILM FESTIVAL, AESTHETICA and THE FRIAR’S CLUB in New York. He is represented in the UK by Rowena Wallace at Peach House.

Ben was recently made a fellow of Bristol University in screen-writing for film and television. 

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