Award winning director Ben Stevenson studied filmmaking and design at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. His films have been screened at Cannes, the British Museum and BFI; his short documentary “The Third Column” screened at festivals internationally throughout 2017.
Ben has directed commercials for clients including Tesco, Mulberry, and Diageo; his film for Parker Dairies “Deliveries Before Dawn” won a Kinsale Shark and Silver British Arrow in 2016. His recent work for BBH and Tesco includes “The Bread Perfectionists” and “The Cheese Fortune Tellers” with more in the pipeline to come. His work mixes a very natural style with classic British humour and wit that he combines with beautiful images and enduing soundtracks.
Filming has taken Ben around the world from West Africa where he shot a documentary as he drove a vintage car from Dakar to Lagos through to Lebanon filming for a charity as they relocated 150 Syrian refugees to Poland and numerous other international locations.
Ben also has experience in startups, running a film based Augmented Reality software company from 2011-2013, during this time he was shortlisted in the Hospital Club's 'Hot 100' and was one of Founders Forum's 'Rising Stars USA’.
An Englishman's Guide To Modern Living
Tesco / Food Love Stories - Carrots
Tesco / Food Love Stories - Chocolate Eggs
Tesco / Food Love Stories - Bread
Cardhu / Supper Club
Lagavulin / Islay Time
Deliveries Before Dawn
Darius comes from a family of filmmakers and photographers and it only takes a moment to sense his innate skill as a director. His stripped down, documentary style of filmmaking and his ability to clearly tell a compelling story allows him to achieve real intimacy with his subjects, placing the viewer right inside the heads of his characters. The results speak for themselves.
After 3 years in a directing collective at RSA, Darius signed to Blink as a solo director. He went on to realise his visual tastes and aesthetics, and has since developed his own documentary style of filmmaking. Visually intriguing whilst narratively compelling. His latest documentary “Born A Believer” is currently touring the festival circuit and has picked up numerous awards.
Born A Believer (Trailer)
BBC / FA Cup
GE / Cure
McLaren / Jenson Button
Samsung / Visionaries
Volvo / The Other Way
GE / Aviation
Dave is a London based Director, DOP and Editor, working across a range of formats for TV, cinema and the web.
He graduated from The Northern Film School in Leeds (UK) with First Class Honours in 2005. Since then he’s continually worked between documentary and conceptual work (music video, drama, etc.), always striving to find new and innovative ways to visually communicate emotions and tell stories. Projects include; Al Jazeera’s award winning environmental show ‘earthrise’ (series 1-7), short film, ‘Cardboard Andy’ a documentary on the craft of acting featuring Al Pacino and Helen Mirren and most recently a new branded online documentary for Canon.
Documentary Reel 2017
Canon / Gali Tibbon
Debbie received a master’s from the Royal College of Art in London where she specialised in photography and film. She is an award-winning director and has made work across different genres: documentary films, commercials, content and docu-dramas, covering a variety of subjects.
She was named outstanding new talent to look out for by Shots magazine, with pick of the weeks in Campaign magazine, and has won several awards for her COI Anti-knife Crime campaign ‘It Doesn’t Have to Happen,’ two short docu-dramas based on real testimonies.
Her acclaimed documentary ‘Ordinary Magic’, with music composed by Michael Nyman, screened at a number of festivals worldwide.
Debbie has since made work for Channel 4, BBC, Samsung, Bacardi, COI, Samaritans, Aviva, Boots No7, Christies, Tate, Sky Arts and many more.
Her work is characterised by exquisite attention for detail and her ability to create beautiful imagery while connecting with her contributors and actors she works with, drawing out the humanity from each performance.
Boots No7 / Make-Up Inspirations
My Home Is My Shoes (Cut Down)
Samsung / 100 Days Of Families - Brewer Family
Bacardi / Master Blender
Triumph / Illustrator
Anti-Knife Crime / It Doesn’t Have to Happen
Huawei / Lucia
Samaritans / Lisa's Story
Jenny makes dramas, documentaries and commercials all over the world. She makes films with strong narratives. Her work is known for its authentic storytelling and emotional power.
Jenny’s most recent TV work stars John Hurt as Siegfried Sassoon in ‘Forbidden Love’ a factual drama about WW1 poets and Sassoon’s love affair with Wilfred Owen - which is airing in November on ITV . Her commercials work includes a ground-breaking campaign for the P&G brand ‘Always’ shot on location in Senegal. Jenny learnt the local language, Wolof, and spent ten days in a remote village in Senegal with no electricity or water, working with young girls to help them deliver the script in French. None of them were natural French speakers.
Jenny also shot a series of powerful films which were shown on C4 on Remembrance Sunday. Each featured a well known reading celebrated war poetry that emerged from the muddy trenches. Jenny drew superb performances from well known faces such as Sean Bean, Gemma Arterton, Stephen Graham and Sophie Okonedo. John Hay - commissioning editor for Channel 4 gave it the thumbs up saying "Jenny more than delivered, the shorts are subtle, modern, beautiful and powerful. They've got us all excited again about what short content can do.”
Recent branded content work includes films for Virgin Atlantic and Google - shot in Greece and Nigeria.
Jenny's film ‘America the Story of US’ about slavery and the American Civil War was introduced by Barack Obama and nominated for 4 Emmys.
Jenny has made comedy dramas, high-brow political films, historical docs and a film about Dolly Parton - "I don’t mind what the subject is, there just has to be a strong human narrative at the heart”.
Jenny speaks fluent French, German and Spanish and has dual US citizenship.
Always / Senegal
Depend / Real Fit
Google / Greece
More4 / Remembrance
Google / Nigeria
Virgin Atlantic / Anniversary
Jess Scott-Hunter is an award winning London based director specialising in brand documentaries and comedy performance.
His branded documentary work has taken him across the world to film in a host of countries including Brazil, Canada, France, Bangladesh, Africa and Singapore.
His Lucozade Conditions Zone films helped land a Silver Lion at Cannes for best experiential advertising.
Jess has a keen understanding of how to balance the objectives of companies looking to hero their brand with the desire to make genuinely engaging online content. He prides himself on his ability to immediately create good rapport with his subjects and quickly immerse himself in their worlds.
He's worked with many major brands both direct to client and in close collaboration with creative agencies. Aside from documentary work, his other love is comedy and his first short film ‘Crush 472’ has screened internationally at over 20 festivals worldwide.
Haeckels / Made Of Margate
One Last Push / Let's End Polio
Miller / DJ Hardwell
Jaguar XE / Aluminium
Remington / Danny Macaskill vs San Francisco
Barclays / Lending Clinic
Remington / David Belle - The Art Of Precision
Jaguar XE / Marginal Gains
Rank & File
Over recent years, the directors of RANK-AND-FILE have been crafting some of the best documentaries on British TV. They’re weighed down with awards: 14 BAFTA nominations, they’ve been Oscar long-listed, have 7 Broadcast Award Nominations, 4 Royal Television Society Nominations, 2 Foreign Press Association Nominations, 2 Emmys, and 9 Grierson Nominations, the UK documentary-Emmys, which they’ve won 5 times… Now they’ve come together in a creative collective, to make the kind of films you don’t see in a safe and predictable landscape … Films that look real, and are real. Bringing across the spirit of the best TV docs - un-predictable, intimate, funny, surprising. Definitely what you didn’t expect to see…
With vast experience in casting and coaxing performances from non-professionals … and working with the documentary’s leading researchers, producers and crew, RANK-AND-FILE films break through the cliché-barrier –forcing our audiences to think in new ways about the stories they thought they knew.