Benjamin Callis

Benjamin Callis

CD/ Art Director/ProducerUnited Kingdom
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Benjamin Callis

Benjamin Callis

CD/ Art Director/ProducerUnited Kingdom
About me
I am a Creative Director, Gamer, Data Nerd and Film Producer. A modern, multi-platform thinker, with an entrepreneurial approach to creativity matched with a passion to tell compelling stories. My work is crafted, visually appealing, easy to share and fun. Thanks to a unique combination of insanely talented people, incredible opportunities and ambitious brands. I have had the good fortune to work with: Live events, brand experiential VR, AR and MR, feature film production,TV format development, publishing, mobile and console gaming development, software product design and brand communications. Agencies, start-ups and brands including HBO, Samsung, Nike, Mastercard, Google, Credit Suisse, Land Rover, Ford, Cancer Research, Dove, BMW, Red Bull, McLaren Automotive, British Airways, Vodafone, Jaguar and Audi, These relationships have allowed me to create impactful, award winning and measurable experiences that engage and retain increasingly fragmented and ‘unreachable’ global audiences. I’m always interested in new projects and opportunities.
Projects
  • No time. No budget
    No time. No budgetNo time and next to no budget we needed to create some film and image assets for footlockers launch of the star player OVR shoe. Lo-Fi and direct, these were simple, authentic targeted films and images that would amuse, inspire and engage a hard to reach street savvy audience. We broke into a disused office and documented some mates wreaking after-hours havoc through hallways and offices and all the places bikes are probably not supposed to go. The Images and film we got were for use in-store, p
  • Designing a live event for a mobile audience.
    Designing a live event for a mobile audience.A multi-platform experiential data duet between a global pop star and the new jaguar I-PACE. Pace series, season one is a campaign to engage and drive awareness and consideration for the Jaguar brand with a younger 18-40 audience. Everything we did was thought through for the furthest point out from the live event - "what would the mobile audiences experience be....? The design, position and scale of the stage construction, the location, the unique visual language to help tell this music an
  • Flower and the Girl
    Flower and the GirlWe are 3 years into the development of the amazing stop-fame animation 'Flower and the Girl'. I hadn't really appreciated the sheer scale of the task, before we started, but it is a fascinating and hugely enjoyable journey and we are now nearing the finish line. 'Flower and the Girl' is being hand crafted by the staggeringly talented Robin Heap, a true artist in every sense of the word. His meticulous attention to detail is culminating into something very special. I cant wait to move into post
  • TAUNT - The Thickets
    TAUNT - The ThicketsBreakneck Films music video for the band "Thickets" and their new song TAUNT. Animated by the incredibly talented Alanna Freeman, produced by Sam&Ben Callis through Breakneck Films
  • VIKING
    VIKINGViking (short film). After twenty five years Cathy returns home to confront her abusive father; only she's too late and he’s already dead. Seeking justice she commits to a darkly comic revenge that, while failing to deliver the healing closure she craves, does give her the sweet childhood reunion she needs. A Film by Sam & Ben Callis
  • Whisper
    WhisperA young woman travels to a remote beachside cabin in an attempt to finally quit her heroin habit. While there she accidentally sets in motion a chain of sinister events. Hauntingly beautiful, Whisper is an unforgettable modern day ghost story that will keep you gripped from start to spine-chilling finish. Whisper was directed by Jo Lewis and produced by The Callis brothers - Ben & Sam. Whisper has screened at film festivals internationally, winning a number of awards and got long listed at the
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Projects credited in
  • McLaren P1. Designed By Air
    McLaren P1. Designed By AirAs you drive the P1, it’s body shifts to channel air flow for the best possible drive. The campaign kicked off with a film that teased the car before it’s launch. Giant LED boards, on motion control rigs, were used to create a long exposure animation of the wind passing over the car’s body, tracing it’s form and giving a glimpse of the beasts shape.
  • Sapientnitro Social Media Engineered Christmas Bauble of Friendship
    Sapientnitro Social Media Engineered Christmas Bauble of FriendshipWe gave people the opportunity to make their own Christmas decoration. Each one, a completely unique and personalised sculpture that pointed to all your friends around the world. - Epica. Bronze. - The Drum Awards Commendation
Work history
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    Creative Director & ProducerBreakneck Films
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Breakneck is a London based film production company that seeks to produce a broad range of output from short films and features to documentaries and animation. Our films have played at International Film Festivals all over the world including: The BFI London, Grimm Fest, Slamdance, Flickers Rhodes Island Film Festival, Arizona, Monster Fest, Edmonton, Monaco, London Short Film Festival, The International Children’s film festival Bangladesh, The Other Venice Film Festival, Charleston and The Julien Dubuque. The company currently has a full development slate across genre
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    Global Creative DirectorImagination
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Built and led a multidisciplinary creative team responsible for delivering a wealth of experiential projects. These vary from pioneering tech firsts, immersive brand experiences to cutting-edge events that are connected and measurable. - Responsible for all creative output for Jaguar, LandRover, Rolls Royce, Y4S and multiple new business pitches and wins in China, North America and Middle East. - Managing a large eclectic creative team comprised of Architects, Interior Designers, 3D visualisers, Digital creatives, Social Media, Script Writers, 2D Design, software developers, UX, Creative production, Live events and animators. - Established culture, vision and new more cost effective cross-functional working methodologies for better connected marketing experiences, Established multiple Agency Innovation projects to keep pace with the shifting audience engagement behaviours. - Specialised in connected mass experiential events, and brand building experience campaigns that drive reach, engagement, consideration, and sales.
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Skills
  • Advertising
  • Multi-platform Content
  • Design
  • Film Production
  • Storytelling
  • Brand Experiential
  • Art Direction
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Virtual Worlds
Education
    Graphic Design
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Hollywood Reel Independent film Festival - Best international ShortHollywood Reel Idependent Film Festival
    I produced a short film called Whisper. It's picking up quite a few nominations and getting played at some great film festivals world wide. Whats great about this award is it's an Oscar qualifier, so Whisper will be judged at the Oscars 2017! https://vimeo.com/139562686
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    Arizona Int Film Festival - Best Global ShortAZIFF
    I produced and directed a short film called Viking. https://vimeo.com/152012216
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