Ben is a London-based BAFTA nominated short film director specialising in animation. Since joining Blue-Zoo Productions ten years ago he's worked in many roles, from writing and visual development to animation and directing.
After having cut his teeth in children's TV working as both a Lead Animator and Animation Director, Ben went on to create numerous adverts and promotions in the Blue-Zoo Commercials department, writing and directing projects for clients such as Nickelodeon, The British Heart Foundation and Pokemon.
Keen to contribute to the industry as a whole, he's lectured at events such as SIGGRAPH London, CGFX and BFX Festivals as well as Bournemouth University and Norwich University of Arts. More recently, Ben has been helping students on the BFX animation course.
Having written and directed several short films for Blue-Zoo, his most recent, Mamoon, won two British Animation Awards and was nominated for a BAFTA.
After the completion of two mini-series for the Playmobil brand, he's currently co-writing a feature screenplay for Blue-Zoo and will be writing and directing an upcoming VR project in February.
Throughout the rest of 2020, Ben will be co-directing a children's series for Netflix which is currently in pre-production.