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Neil Ben

Writer and Director of Narrative Comedy/Drama

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Watford

London

About Me

Neil is a BBC trained, BAFTA-nominated creative, with over 30-years of experience working in television and video production. Neil has directed, produced, and written for many different broadcasters and production companies, including BBC Children’s, Nickelodeon, Amazon Prime, Discovery Kids, Teachers TV, Channel 4, Channel 5, CBeebies, BBC L... Read More

Neil is a BBC trained, BAFTA-nominated creative, with over 30-years of experience working in television and video production. Neil has directed, produced, and written for many different broadcasters and production companies, including BBC Children’s, Nickelodeon, Amazon Prime, Discovery Kids, Teachers TV, Channel 4, Channel 5, CBeebies, BBC Learning, the DfES, Ladybird Television, Contender Entertainment, Pearson and Signature Entertainment. Neil is also the Vice-Chair of Directors UK Disability Working Group and specialises in working with disabled talent. Read Less

Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
Inspire 2022 Mentoring for Directors / Directors UK / 2022
Inspire 2022 Mentoring for DirectorsDirectors UK2022
AVID Editing / National Film and TV School / 1997
AVID EditingNational Film and TV School1997
Workingwith Actors / BBC Training / 1994
Workingwith ActorsBBC Training 1994
Studio Direction / BBC Training / 1992
Studio DirectionBBC Training1992
Introduction to Directing / BBC Training / 1990
Introduction to DirectingBBC Training1990

Neil is a talented and creative director who I have had the pleasure to work with on Murder They Hope series 2. He is also an accomplished writer and perhaps most important of all he has a full grasp of the intricacies required for making television comedy, a rare and wonderful thing.

Ed Bye

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  • Media I Work In:

    Animation

    Broadcast Television

    Corporate Communications

    Non Broadcast

    Online Content

    Video on demand

    Theatre

  • Locations I can work in:

    Work Anywhere

  • Skills/Permits:

    Driving Licence

    Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

    Script Writing

    Edit Producing

    Storytelling

  • Technical Skills:

    Adobe Premiere

    Avid

    Single Camera Directing

    Multicamera Directing

  • Awards:

    Children's BAFTA nominee 2009 - Just So Darwin, Animation series for the BBC

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