Described by Boards Magazine as the “Soulful Surrealist”, Ben portrays experience through unexpected images that are both touching and unsettling. This balance between charm and discomfort, humanity and visual-wonder is the heart of his work.
Ben was featured as a Best New Director at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival as part of the Saatchi and Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase and named a Young Gun by the ADC. His promo for the band Beast was nominated for Best Music Video at the Grammys. He has been nominated for two Junno awards for best music video. His holiday Campaign for Samsung garnered a Cannes Lion. He has worked for clients such as Coca-Cola, Sprite, Google, Kellogg’s, Natrel, Unilever and Nintendo to name a few.
His most recent short Marco & Polo Go Round, produced as both an immersive VR experience and a traditional narrative film has been to over 40 festivals worldwide including, Cannes XR, Clermont-Ferrand, Tribeca, Annecy and has garnered top prizes at many of these.
Ben’s films contain personal ideas which take shape in unexpected visual worlds, populated by unforgettable characters.