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About Neil

Award-winning Director

I am a BBC trained, BAFTA nominated Producer / Director with nearly 30 years working in Television and Video Production. I have also won awards from the Royal Television Society, Japan Education Television (twice) and received an FSB for the innovative way I help businesses use video. Read more about my story of how I got into TV.

I have directed programmes for the BBC, Sky, Channel 5, Discovery, Nickelodeon, CBeebies and Teachers TV.  Starting my career as an assistant producer at the BBC in the late 1980s, I have been described as "a safe pair of hands who could think outside the box". Who else would get Lili Savage to interview William Shakespeare and then get him to sing one of his Sonnets as a ZZ Top number?

Transforming creative ideas into compelling videos one of the things I love doing. Other of my favourite things include improvised comedy, poker and my two adorable kids.

Neil

P.S. Don't worry if you haven't heard of Neil before. Once you meet him, you'll find him difficult to forget! Neil is well known within the television industry (being a full member of BAFTA helps), he's just a little less known in business circles (although his video blog - neilben.tv is changing that). Nowadays, most of Neil's work comes from discreet recommendations, so please feel free to recommend him to friends and colleagues (quietly).

Reassuringly Different

Being different helps you stand out for your competitors

Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”. Although there's truly no proof that Einstein really put forth this expression; it's still an awesome quote

Purpose

Create authentic stories to help people who make a difference, make an even bigger difference.

The quickest way to change people's actions; help them learn new things or to get them to remember you is through their emotions. Video that tells a story touches the emotions like no other medium and Neil has been mastering the craft of telling stories through film and video since he started in television in 1989.

Vision

To be the No 1 award-winning, sought-after director creating children’s animations and training films that engage, inspire and make a difference to people who watch them, and the No 1 trainer helping people to make their own videos with passion, fun and authenticity.

Mission

To unlock the magic of storytelling to inspire people to learn and grow.

Safety First

Creating a safe space in order to create great performances and engaging videos

Need more convincing?

Please forgive this shameless bragging!

These are just a few of the companies I've worked for, awards I've won and skills I have:

Directing96%

Script Writing82%

Training90%

Editing94%

Video Marketing89%

Producing Animation95%

Enjoy more examples of my work

Video Blogs

Award-winning Animations

Training Films

Showreels

Charity Videos

Corporate Videos