Ben Marshall

Ben Marshall

Freelance DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Ben Marshall

Ben Marshall

Freelance DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Ben has always used the camera on his shoulder to get stuck in and tell stories across the globe. He has lived amongst tribes in the Amazon Rainforest, followed Japanese musicians perform in Iceland and shot with world class beatboxers in Taiwan. His experience working as a self-shooting documentary director has shaped the aesthetic of his commercials, which balance a handheld, character focussed style with cinematic visuals. Regardless of being freelance without representation he has won campaigns with agencies such as BBH and The & Partnership to direct films for well known brands such as Next, Lexus and Ovo Energy. Combining his background in writing, directing, cinematography and love for eccentric characters, Ben conceived, shot and edited a short black comedy during lockdown. The film is currently being showcased by the BFI as a part of their 'SHORT IT OUT' initiative and is being entered into festivals worldwide.
Projects
  • STOCKHOLM SYNDROME
    STOCKHOLM SYNDROMEStockholm Syndrome is a snappy black comedy in which a seemingly innocent phone call between a young woman stuck in London's lockdown, and her Swedish mother, slowly reveals chilling secrets that don't bode well for her Tech-Deck obsessed partner. The director's girlfriend Molly, in her first ever acting role, embraced the murderous character with such worrying conviction he now sleeps with one eye open! Written, shot safely with members of the same household, and edited over the space of 2 we
  • OVO Energy - What We Can do
    OVO Energy - What We Can doI directed a series of campaigns for Ovo featuring a number of genuine customers having honest conversations about making a positive impact on the environment and world around you. We shot on two Arri Alexa Mini’s; one on sticks, and the other set to Super-16mm mode with Super 16mm Zoom Lenses. The 16mm B cam roamed the studio throughout and allowed the subject to feel relaxed in his conversatioon with me while the DP captured engaging and dynamic images. This epsidode features Travis and disc
  • LEXUS - Make Time For Summer
    LEXUS - Make Time For SummerI won this summer campaign for Lexus based on my pitch to follow a day in the life of genuine kite boarders along the south coast of Spain, hopefully inspiring the audience to jump in the car and explore their own coastlines. The film captures the excitement of searching for those hidden beach spots in the last dwindling hours of the day through our use of documentary inspired cinematography, whilst maintaining a luxury aesthetic in keeping with the brand.
  • Next - My Denim
    Next - My Denim
  • Floating In Space
    Floating In Space
  • Solomon Grey - Twilight
    Solomon Grey - Twilight
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Skills
  • Film
  • Digital Content
  • Music Videos
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Commercials
  • Directing
  • Documentaries
  • Short Films
  • Final Cut Pro
Education
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    Film and TelevisionUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom