neil@neilben.com
07956 376239

Neil Ben

Award-winning Writer and Director

Who is Neil?

Neil is a BBC trained, BAFTA-nominated Producer / Director with over 30 years working in Television and Video Production. He has won awards from the Royal Television Society, Japan Education Television (twice) and received an FSB for the innovative way he helps businesses use video. He now uses his expertise to help business owners master the craft of making videos - Roll over the images below to learn more about Neil's journey

Neil Ben's Talent Manager Profile

1966

At three I was always happy, always smiling, always entertaining

1974

The first time I was in a TV studio watching Crackerjack, I was 11. That day I decided I wanted to work in TV

1987

Thirteen years later I started working at the BBC. Not in television, but in their IT department. But it was a start

1989

My first break came when I got to write one of Blue Peter's Christmas Pantomimes. Oh no I didn't... Oh yes I did!

1990

With half my degree being in maths I finally got the job I wanted and moved to BBC Schools television making maths programmes

1995

I left the BBC to go freelance and directed everything from Poker Programmes to Teletubbies

2009

I was honoured to receive a BAFTA nomination for the BBC animation series "Just so Darwin"

2011

And then I became a single dad, I had to fold up my TV director's chair, and step away from the industry I loved to raise my children

10 years of Neil Ben Films

While I was bringing up my two wonderful children I was unable to work the long hours that TV production demanded, so I borrowed a camera and while the kids were in school I shot business and training films which I would edit in the evening when the kids were in bed.

Over the last 10 years I have written and directed training films to teach care workers how to look after vulnerable people and salespeople how to sell better, I've helped charities raise tens of thousands of pounds through promotion and information videos, and I have taught hundreds of business owners how to use their mobile phones to produce their own video content. I've even won an FSB Award for business innovation.

10 years of Neil Ben Films

I am now back in the industry I love

I am now back in the industry I love

Although much in broadcast has changed over recent years, the role of the director remains the same... to make sure the talent feel safe and confident enough to give their best performance, and to use the grammar of TV to tell the story you want to tell. I learned my craft directing at the BBC and was lucky enough to get some amazing training. I have seen programmes all the way through from the initial concept, into scripting, casting, shooting, and through the edit to delivery. So go on, get in touch, and let's see how my solid track record can help you deliver the perfect programme.

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9, Kestrel Close, 
Watford. 
Hertfordshire 
WD25 9AL
07956 376239

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