Ben Saunders

Director

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsVideographer - Writer - Film Editor

About me

I'll keep this short and sweet! I have been working as a self shooting director/editor for about 6 years. During this time I have written, produced, directed, filmed and edited content for a wide variety of clients. My real passion is writing and directing commercials and I would like to specialise in comedy. I have won a few competitions for my commercials over the years and now I am ready to take my work to the next level. I am currently building a spec reel and hope to share it with agencies to get represantation as a director. I am also a qualified drone pilot with CAA approval.

Skills

  • Director
  • Freelance Videographer
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Aerial Filming
  • Self Shooter
  • Photography

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • BBC

    BBC

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  • MTV

    MTV

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    Thomson Reuters, PLC

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      Marie Claire

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      Work history

      Currently

      Founder

      Bird View

      Jun 2015
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Founder of Bird View - Specialists in Aerial Cinematography

      2017

      Director

      Volvic

      Apr 2017 - Apr 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Writer and Director of Volvic Commercial - 'Find your inner volcano' 2nd Place in MoFilm Competition Aired on Channel 4

      2017

      Director

      Three Mobie

      Mar 2017 - Mar 2017
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Co-Director of Three Mobile Campaign - 'Sharon's Coming'

      2017

      Drone Pilot

      Family Creative

      Mar 2017 - Mar 2017
      • Avoriaz, 74110 Morzine, France
      • Freelance
      • Camera Operator and Drone Pilot for Snowboxx Festival - Family Creative

      2015

      Director

      Nikon

      May 2015 - May 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Director - Nikon and Rudimental commercial

      2014

      Editor

      MTV

      Apr 2015 - Apr 2014
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelance Editor for MTV News

      2015

      Feb 2015 - Feb 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Editor of Jodie Kidd's presenting showreel

      2015

      Director

      Rudimental

      Jan 2015 - Jan 2015
      • Freelance
      • Director/Editor - Rudimental 2015 Tour Video

      2014

      Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Director of online content for The Law Society - Interviewing Cherie Blair

      2014

      DV Director

      BBC

      Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • DV Director for BBC Three and Two Four Productions - Our Shool

      2014

      Director

      Bobby Brown

      Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
      • Freelance
      • Director for Bobby Brown Event

      2014

      Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Director for internal films for Thomson Reuters PLC

      2014

      Director

      Digitalism

      Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Director for Digitalism event at XOYO

      2014

      Videographer

      Marie Claire

      May 2014 - May 2014
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Videgrapher for Vogue and Marie Claire

      2014

      Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Editor for Online Fashion Week

      2014

      Director

      Rudimental

      Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Director for Rudimental Tour Video

      2014

      Director

      Rudimental

      Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Director for Basement Jaxx Tour Video

      2013

      Writer

      Pepsi Max

      Mar 2013 - Mar 2013
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Writer - Winner of Online Product Idea Competition for Pepsi

      2013

      Director

      Cornetto's

      Feb 2013 - Feb 2013
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Writer and Director - Winner of Online Video Competition for Cornetto’s

      Education

      2009

      One Year Practical Film Making Course

      Metropolitan Film School

      Sep 2008 - Sep 2009
      • Ealing Studios, London W5 5EP, UK

      2006

      BA(Hons) Media Design

      University of Northumbria

      Sep 2003 - Sep 2006
      • Sutherland Building, 2 Ellison Pl, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK

      Awards

      2017

      Winner of online competition for Volvic - 'Inner Volcano'

      Volvic

      • Winner of online competition for Volvic - 'Inner Volcano' Mo Film - Aired on Channel 4

      2013

      Winner of Online video competition for Cornetto's

      Cornetto's

      • Winner of online video competition for Cornetto's

      2013

      Winner of online video competition for Listerine

      Listerine

      • Winner of online competition for Listerine

      2013

      Winner of online creative writing competition for Pepsi

      Pepsi Max

      • Winner of online creative writing competition for Pepsi

      2010

      Grand Prize Winner - Walkers Crips - Flavour World Cup

      Walkers

      • Writer and Director of 2 Grand Prize winning videos for Walkers Crisps. Winning a total of £23,000 in prize money