Ben gained a degree in Film from Staffordshire University, graduating with an ambitious graduation film, Tango 51, which went on to win Best British Video at the BBC Short Film Festival in 2000.
After honing his skills in the world of music videos and commercials he found his home in scripted comedy. Ben directed the first series of Spy, a six part original comedy for Hat Trick Productions/Sky followed by Cardinal Burns for Leftbank Pictures/Channel 4, which picked up the Best Sketch Show award at the 2012 British Comedy Awards and a BAFTA nomination for Best Comedy.
In the last year Ben has directed BBC comedy series Cuckoo starring Andy Samberg and Greg Davis for Rough Cut/BBC3, comedy pilot 30 & Counting for Bwark/Sky Living and Bad Management, a US pilot for ABC written by and starring Sharon Horgan. Having finished the second series of Cardinal Burns, Ben is currently directing Cockroaches by Freddy Syborn.