With a formal education in history and a career background in game design, Ben is an award winning director and screenwriter. His father a photographer, author and professional sailor, his mother a teacher, Ben spent his early childhood travelling the world with his family cultivating an interest in storytelling as an extension of culture.
After years of designing games for US companies such as Palladium, Pinnacle and Warner Bros. Ben's foray into screenwriting saw him win the prestigious What IF? Award for his screenplay All Flesh Must be Eaten.
Ben's debut feature film Wasted on the Young, starring Oliver Ackland, Alex Russell and Adelaide Clemens, premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and went to screen in competition at Busan, SxSW, Torino and the Sydney Film Festival. Wasted was released by Paramount Pictures in Australia, Momentum Pictures in the UK and Indomina in the US before being acquired by Netflix.
In 2017 Ben directed for television alongside Kate Woods on the Foxtel original series Fighting Season starring Jay Ryan, Ewen Leslie and Kate Mulvany, released October 2018 and has gone on to direct series and network drama.
Ben is currently attached to direct several feature projects with partners in the US, UK and Australia.
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