Speaker Ben Turner
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Director, Producer and Founding Partner of Fulwell 73 Productions
Ben is a writer-director specialising in comedy, sport and music. He started in the industry as an editor at TVC, before his first short ‘Letting Go’ played at film festivals around the world and was featured on the South Bank Show. He came to public attention after directing ‘In The Hands of the Gods’ with his brother Gabe. The film, edited in Ben's bedroom, was released nationwide in cinemas by Lionsgate to great critical acclaim. Other films have included the hit feature doc ‘Class of ’92’ (Universal) the award winning ‘First Among Equals’ (ITV) about Laurie Cunningham, the first black footballer to play for England, I Am Bolt (Universal) and most recently ‘Hitsville, the Making of Motown'; (Showtime).
Ben has directed music videos for a range of bands, including One Direction, Olly Murs, Demi Lovato, Little Mix and 5 Seconds of Summer, as well as commercials for brands such as Honda, Coca Cola, Rimmel, Sainsbury's, Evans Cycles and Jessops.
He has written and directed a wealth of comedy with David Walliams, Danny Devito, James Corden, Richard Ayoade and Keith Lemon, and worked with stars like Daniel Craig, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hugh Grant, Kate Moss, Andy Murray and Michael Sheen.
Ben has won a number of awards, including a Brit award for One Direction’s video;Drag Me Down, which has now hit over one billion youtube views and an NAACP Award for Outstanding Documentary. Recently he has started to Exec Produce shows, including the Netflix hit 'Sunderland Til I Die’ currently in post-production on its second season.
Speaking on: Master Class: Disney and Fulwell 73’s Among the Stars; Meet a Showrunner + Director