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.
He kicked off his professional career in the world of music videos, honing his visual skills with pop luminaries ranging from McFly to Pete Doherty. During this time he also began working with Nicholas Hytner, designing and shooting films for National Theatre stage productions, most notably for the multi-award winning show The History Boys.
Since 2008, Ben has found his home in comedy circles. His continued collaborations with sketch group The Idiots of Ants led to a 2008 Funny Cut for E4 and a sitcom taster, Grippenschaaft, for the BBC in 2009.
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.
Ben recently directed BBC comedy series Cuckoo starring Andy Samberg and Greg Davis for Rough Cut/BBC3, comedy pilot 30 and Counting for Bwark/Sky Living and is currently directing Bad Management, a US pilot for ABC written by and starring Sharon Horgan.