Ben is a Gloucester born filmmaker, raised in Gloucester, and Basingstoke.

His first foray into directing was the feature film ‘We are on the island.’ It has yet to prove popular. You can view the complete film below.

After graduating with a BA in Politics & International Relations from the University of Sussex he never actually made any more films.

His short film, ‘We are on the island’ has yet to be awarded although Ben has high hopes of being awarded the British Director of Tomorrow at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Ben’s next short is yet to be announced.

Ben is currently developing short films for Instagram.

His work is rarely described as poignant, hilarious, heartwarming or terrifying. He can otherwise be found squirreling away on other things.

His favorite chupa-chup is cola, like the other Ben Aston Director.

Ben Aston Feature Film

I know it’s probably not the kind of feature film you’re looking for, but I’ll be honest, this is really the best I’ve got.

It’s a short film about friends going hitchhiking on Texada island.

Other Films By Ben Aston

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Ben Aston Filmography

Other Ben Aston Film Directors

Ok, so there is this other film director called Ben Aston. Are you looking for him instead?

He describes himself as ‘Writer/Director of movie-films. Screen International star of 2015. Kind eyes. Awful juggler.’

Could we be the same person?

You can check him out here: http://benastondirector.com/

His films include:

He Took His Skin Off For Me

A domestic fairytale about a man who takes his skin off for his girlfriend, and why it probably wasn’t the best idea…

Initial release: June 20, 2014
Director: Ben Aston
Music composed by: Mark Sayfritz
Producer: Fiona Lamptey
Screenplay: Ben Aston, Maria Hummer

Russian Roulette

London seems a little less lonely when Lucy meets a cosmonaut on chat rouletteā€¦

Russian Roulette – WINNER Sundance London, Official Selection Sundance 2015 from Ben Aston on Vimeo.

Initial release: March 2014 (United Kingdom)
Director: Ben Aston
Screenplay: Oli Fenton
Music composed by: James Morris
Producer: Ryan Bennett
Cast: Oli Fenton, Darren Joe, Bec Hill, Stewart Lockwood

Dinner and a Movie

A heartwarming dramady about love, life and prison dating websites… Lovestruck Randy is thrilled when his prison pen pal Crystal is finally released and they can meet in person, but is woefully unprepared for the hard truths (among other things) she brings along with her to their date. A film by Ben Aston, written by Maria Hummer and Ben Aston. Made as a term 5 exercise for the London Film School. Filmed in London, UK.

Dinner and a Movie from Ben Aston on Vimeo.

Initial release: 2012 (United Kingdom)
Director: Ben Aston
Music composed by: James Morris
Producer: Tolulope Itegboje
Cast: Anne Wittman, Martin Ashley Jones, Nathan Hennenfent, Ricky Williams
Screenplay: Maria Hummer, Ben Aston

Ben Aston is such a legit director he’s on IMDB – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5042686/

And he’s on Vimeo too – https://vimeo.com/benaston

Ben clearly is good this stuff, so credit where it’s due – hire that Ben Aston.

For UK Film & TV contact

Nish Panchal:  nish@curtisbrown.co.uk

Sam Greenwood: sam@curtisbrown.co.uk


For USA Film & TV contact

Carolyn Sivitz:  SivitzC@unitedtalent.com

Ben Aston

Ben Aston

Ben Aston is a digital project manager and online entrepreneur. He's the founder of Black + White Zebra, an indie media company on a mission to help people and organizations succeed. Ben brings over 15 years of experience in both strategic thinking and tactical implementation from a career at top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, and DDB.

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