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Ben Freedman

Series Director PD (Self Shooting ) Edit Producer

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Europe

Louisville, USA

About Me

Strive to make compelling access-driven observational documentaries, and bring clear editorial judgement both to the edit and on location. Have been part of BAFTA winning/nominated programmes for Channel 4 and BBC as well as making diverse factual programmes for ITV, Sky and overseas broadcasters.

Experienced access working with secre... Read More

Strive to make compelling access-driven observational documentaries, and bring clear editorial judgement both to the edit and on location. Have been part of BAFTA winning/nominated programmes for Channel 4 and BBC as well as making diverse factual programmes for ITV, Sky and overseas broadcasters.

Experienced access working with secretive communities, private companies, and national institutions such as the NHS / police. I am skilled at spotting outstanding characters and following compelling story-lines, by nurturing solid relationships with contributors.

Pride myself on shot composition and visual flair even when filming sensitive situations. Have shot and directed interviews with high profile contributors and master interviews for primetime obs doc series (including rig-shows). Cameras include FS5/7, C300, XF305, 5D and others. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 17th Sep 2018

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Series Director / Nadiya's Asian Odyssey (working title) / BBC 1 / Wall to Wall / Jan 2018 to Jun 2018 / Jamie Balment
Series DirectorNadiya's Asian Odyssey (working title)BBC 1Wall to Wall Jan 18 - Jun 18Jamie Balment
PD (Self Shooting) / Would you take in a stranger? / Channel 4 / Drummer TV / Jan 2016 to Jan 2017 / Nasfim Haque
PD (Self Shooting)Would you take in a stranger?Channel 4Drummer TV Jan 16 - Jan 17Nasfim Haque
PD (Self Shooting) / Indian Summer School / Channel 4 / Naked / Sep 2017 to Dec 2017 / Sarah Lazenby
PD (Self Shooting)Indian Summer SchoolChannel 4Naked Sep 17 - Dec 17Sarah Lazenby
Producer/Director / Great British Bake off Series 6 / BBC 1 / Love Productions / Mar 2015 to Sep 2015 / Clare paterson
Producer/DirectorGreat British Bake off Series 6BBC 1Love Productions Mar 15 - Sep 15Clare paterson
Senior PD / Hairy Biker's Mediterrenean Adventure / BBC 2 / BBC / Mar 2018 to Aug 2018 / David Brindley
Senior PDHairy Biker's Mediterrenean AdventureBBC 2BBC Mar 18 - Aug 18David Brindley
Producer/Director / The Hotel series 4 / Channel 4 / Dragonfly Film & Television Productions / Aug 2014 to Feb 2015 / DAVID BRINDLEY
Producer/DirectorThe Hotel series 4Channel 4Dragonfly Film & Television Productions Aug 14 - Feb 15DAVID BRINDLEY
Story Producer / 999 What's Your Emergency? / Channel 4 / Blast! Films / May 2014 to Aug 2014 / Ralph Lee
Story Producer999 What's Your Emergency?Channel 4Blast! Films May 14 - Aug 14Ralph Lee
PD (Self Shooting) / CCTV: Caught on Camera / Channel 4 / Blast! Films / Sep 2014 to May 2015 / Emma Cooper
PD (Self Shooting)CCTV: Caught on CameraChannel 4Blast! Films Sep 14 - May 15Emma Cooper
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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Corporate Communications

    Mobile Content

    Short Film

    Web Creation

  • Locations I can work in:

    Africa

    Asia

    Australia

    East Anglia

    Eire

    Europe

    London

    Midlands

    North America

    North East

    North West

    Northern Ireland

    Scotland

    South America

    South East

    South West

    Wales

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Access Negotiation

    Driving Licence

    Casting

    Commentary Writing

    CRB Check

    Safeguarding Trust

    Script Writing

    Storytelling

  • Technical Skills:

    Canon 5D MKII

    Bullet Camera

    Canon EOS C300

    Canon XF305

    Data Wrangling

    Digibeta

    Digitising Rushes

    DSLR

    Sony DSR-450

    Final Cut Pro 7

    Fixed Rig Experience

    HDCAM

    Lighting

    Multicamera Directing

    Nanoflash

    Sony PDW-750

    Self Shooting

    Sony PDW-750

    Z1/5/7

  • Awards:

    BAFTA winner.
    BAFTA nominated x 2

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