Ben began shooting films as a Media Arts Film student at RMIT in the early 1990’s. After completing his Bachelor of Arts Degree he worked as a camera assistant in film and television on programs including “The Jimeoin Show”, “Full Frontal” and later “Survivor Africa”.
Ben has now been working professionally as a freelance Cinematographer for the past 17 years. Ben has worked on several music documentaries for artists such as “Missy Higgins”, “The Living End”, “The Grates”, “The Meanies” and “Eskimo Joe”, as well as the feature length documentary “The Dirty Three” which was filmed in Melbourne and Tokyo and premiered at The Melbourne International Film Festival in 2007. He was also a contributing DOP on the television program “John Safran’s Music Jambouree”.
Ben’s body of work also encompasses over thirty short films, dozens of music clips and corporate video’s, TV commercials, fashion cinematography, live music performance and documentaries. Ben was also the DOP and an associate Producer of the independent feature film “Bigger Than Tina”, which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 1998 and achieved an Australia wide theatrical release through Palace Films in 1999, while in 2001 he was the DOP on “The Sticks”, another independent feature.
More recently Ben worked for Snapper Screen Productions as a Cinematographer for The Melbourne Fashion Festival from 2003-2006, shot and edited the travel documentary “Chewing Tar”, the Educational Film “Life’s a Giggle”, as well as shooting and editing corporate programs for The Department of Human Services, The Department of Justice, Worksafe and the TAC.
Ben is also a partner in the film company ‘Monster Pictures’ which produces and distributes a varied range of alternative film content and is currently developing a slate of feature film projects.