Ben is a London-based director, writer and photographer who has spent the last decade travelling worldwide working within music, film and commercials.
Ben has worked on international campaigns for brands as diverse as Jaguar Land Rover, LinkedIn and KitchenAid. His work with luxury products and cars includes two stunning ads for TAG Heuer – one for the brand’s debut in tennis, the other alongside Aston Martin – while his short drama for Network Rail & British Transport Police proved a moving depiction of the dangers faced by young people trespassing on the railway.
In music, Ben has directed a series of videos for unique British bands including Suede (Warner), The Magic Gang (Warner) & Hudson Taylor (Polydor), and acclaimed international acts such as Lang Lang (Decca) & Of Monsters And Men (Universal). His music documentary work includes content for Converse and Bushmills Whiskey, with two live music TV directing credits for Channel 4 (The Great Escape, RockCorps Presents NCS). He also co-directed the 2016 music documentary ‘A Divorce Before Marriage’ (Warsaw, Leeds, Open City & Doc ‘n Roll Film Festivals) and Second Unit on the 2012 documentary ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’.
Ben is currently focusing on long form storytelling, with a narrative short in production and a feature on the way.
You can follow him on Instagram and Clubhouse @ben.lankester