Benjamin Johns

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2019Producer/ Director / Writer
Film (Docu)
The Medicine Buddha
Benjamin Johns
Seis Content and Premiere Picture
2015 - 2016Director / Producer
Film (Docu)
Wisdom Keepers : Uncle Max Dulumunmun of the Yuin Nation
Benjamin Johns
Orassy Media
2012 - 2013Producer / Director / Writer
Film (Short)
Lakeland Falls
Benjamin Johns
Eye Cue Films
2010 - 2013Director
Film (Feature)
Tribe
Benjamin Johns
Moving pictures media
2010 - 2012Director
Film (Docu)
Wresting with the heart
Benjamin Johns
Eye Cue Films
2010 - 2011Producer / Director
Film (Short)
The Poetry Party
Benjamin Johns
Eye Cue Films
2010 - 2011Producer /Director
Film (Short)
Old Harry
Benjamin Johns
Eye Cue Films
2010Sea Life Centre
Commercial
On line Advert
Mark Jay
Eye Cue Films
2010Lancrigg
Commercial
On line Advert
Benjamin Johns
Eye Cue Films
2010Taste London
Commercial
On line Advert
Benjamin Johns
Eye Cue Films
2008 - 2009Producer / Director
Film (Short)
Traffic Warden
Benjamin Johns
Eye Cue Films
2008 - 2009Producer / Director
Film (Docu)
Nuestro Abuelo
Benjamin Johns
Eye Cue Films
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2004Script DevelopmentArista Adept
    2001Script Writing and EditingNorth by Northwest
    1998BA Hons in Theatre and Communication ArtsHuddersfield Uni

    About me

    An Award-winning Bafta Nominated Producer/ Director/ Writer with 16 years of Industry experience.

    Hard working and committed individual who can effectively both lead a team or be a team player. An excellent communicator who demonstrates great attention to detail in what he does. Reliable and loyal and can always see the bigger picture.

    He Produces all of Eye-Cue Films output but is now being hired as a Director or Producer in feature and Docs. He is happy to have a Producing function if required and brings his wealth of Producing experience to the films he directs. He is an Actors Director and works very effectively with his DOP's with a strong visual eye and sense of visual look. His feature film Debut as Director TRAVELLER is a gritty British Drama about a young man who is half gypsy and needs to find out who is, shot on location in rural Dorset , the film UK Theatrical release followed by a successful Dvd and Vod release getting to number 10 in Tesco Dvd chart. The film has been released nationwide in USA on dvd and Vod something only 1% of uk feature debuts do. He has been packaging feature film the Mud Hut and attached Oscar nominated Taraji p Henson to play the lead and in talks with other A listers. He has attached a leading hollywood international sales agent as well as raising 50% of the budget. He is currently completing post production on major feature doc Wisdom Keepers about a revered Aboriginsl Elder will be released Autum 2016.

    Referees

    DAVID COOK - EXEC PRODUCER - TRAVELLER

    KONSTANTIN PAVLIDIS - EXEC PRODUCER

    Additional Information

    Benjamin started acting from the age of 5 and went onto graduate with a BA Hon's in Theatre Studies and Communication Arts at Huddersfield in 1996. In 1997 he set up his first production company. in 2003 Benjamin was nominated for a film BAFTA Award for CANDY BAR KID. The film screened at more than 100 festivals, including Edinburgh, Toronto, Venice and Tokyo. Benjamin's last 35 mm short film OLD HARRY starring Robert Hardy, DOP was Rex Maidment BSC and Edited by David Blackmore. The World Premiere was at Bafta on 2nd June 2009. In 2008 Benjamin Produced a very ambitious short SECOND CHANCE Directed by Clint Dyer starring Alison Steadman, Julian Sands, David Harwood & Susan Vidler . Benjamin has recently completed a successful three-year tenure as Senior Lecturer teaching film making to the next generation at Staffordshire University on the Award winning BA Hons in Media and Film Production where he was the youngest Senior Lecturer in the faculty. His comedy short TRAFFIC WARDEN has won best comedic short at HD fest 2008 and screened to acclaim at Cannes 2008. After its premiere at BAFTA, it has been making an impact at festivals. "The funniest short film I have seen in years", "Wonderful Direction - short film at its best".

    Documentary NUESTRO ABULEO had a record attendance of 6500 at its World premiere in Mexico, it was lauded with national critical acclaimed as, "The most important Mexican Film for 15 years" ,"An amazing powerful moving film that made me laugh and cry". It has also been selected for DOCS DF in Mexico, secured TV and DVD distribution deals in Mexico and is soon to be released in Spain for summer 09. Benjamin's doc, about a Californian Winery made an impact. Benjamin describes his style of Directing as "Beautiful images and highest production values bringing an edge of documentary into the drama with strong emotive truthful performances". The films he makes are based on a philosophy of "Entertainment that makes you think". IN BETWEEN THE WAVES will be his second feature film. In May 2010 he Produced and Directed a political film Poem Starring Hugh Bonneville which was TX on BBC 1 on May 4th 2010. Benjamin has been selected for the Prestigious Documentary in Europe Workshop held in Italy. Benjamin has completed his Directorial feature Film Debut TRAVELLER a gritty British drama about Gypsies due for release summer 2013. Benjamin has served on the board of the NPA and is an active member of BAFTA and BECTU. Benjamin has successfully completed the North by Northwest and Arista script development programmes. Benjamin is an active voting nominee member of BAFTA.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Documentary
    • Film (Feature)
    Experienced in
    • Commercials
    • Documentary
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Organization/Union Membership
    • BAFTA (UK)
    • BECTU (UK)
    • Shooting People (UK)