BEN A. WILLIAMS
Ben was BAFTA nominated for his first Feature “The Pass” in 2017. The Pass was the Gala Opening Film at the BFI Flare Festival and it opened the New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival and closed the LA Film Festival.
Since "The Pass", Ben has spent big chunks of his time directing Channel 4's "Humans", and directing "Bagdad Central", a new high-end thriller on location in Morocco. Most recently Ben has been helming "War of the Worlds" Series II, shot in Cardiff using layers of post during 2020's lockdown easing in the summer and autumn.
Ben graduated from the University of Bristol in 2005, where he co-founded the UK’s National Student Film Festival, Screentest. He was assistant to BAFTA-winning producer Duncan Kenworthy 2006-2012 and for Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald 2009-2011.
In 2012 Ben created the award-winning webseries TUBE TUBE which organisers of Virgin Media Shorts described as ‘masterclass in short filmmaking’ by ‘the UK’s most exciting new film maker’. Short film credits include SELFIE starring Jasmine Brienburg, POST JUMP starring Thomas Turgoose, and 2010’s THE FAN.
For commercial and corporate clients, Ben has worked for Legal and General, Penguin Books, The Guardian, Johnnie Walker, Chestertons, The British Science Association, The Royal Institute, The National Film and Television School, Dovetail Games and Universities UK. His work has featured on The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Buzzfeed, MSN and the Huffington Post.