Hello there, I’m Ben.
I’m a film-maker and researcher, with a professional interest in the relationship between film and neurodiversity, particularly autism.
Most of my work explores the ways in which the process of film-making can empower, enrich and connect.
I have worked with arts and health organisations, academics and artists to document their projects in rich and insightful ways. I have also recently completed a PhD, investigating how film-making can support the development of autistic children’s social communication skills.
Information about previous projects and testimonials from past clients and collaborators can be found on my Film Projects page.
Examples of my ongoing creative exploration can be found on the Creative Projects page.
If you’d like to find out more about my research, then you can do so on my Research page.
If you are looking for a creative partner, film-maker or consultant, please get in touch with me, using the contact form below.
"Ben is an organised, professional and reassuring person to work with, and a supportive and knowledgeable member of our film-making community. His compassion for vulnerable and underserved audiences have helped to inform and influence our programming strategies."
Claire Vaughan, Chapter Cardiff
"Ben is a deeply considered and thoughtful creative who strives at all times to work with dignity and purpose to make the project a success. He values collaboration and inclusive discussion to aid all members of a group. He can be trusted to deliver."
Elen Bowman, Living Pictures
"Storyworks have worked with Ben on a number of storytelling projects with great joy and success. Ben manages to balance sensitivity, authenticity, professionalism and high quality work as a result we trust him to work with some of our most marginalised storytellers. We will undoubtedly work with Ben in the future."
Lisa Heledd Jones, Storyworks UK
Photograph by Warren Orchard