I am a sound designer, music producer and sound recordist from Bristol in the UK.
I have a wide range of skills and experience covering all aspects of audio post-production including location and studio recording, dialogue and sound effects editing, effects design, foley artistry, sound restoration, mixing, and mastering.
To date, I have been mainly involved in creating sound and music for stage and theatre before moving into Film, Television and Animation.
Recent work includes sound design and mixing for feature film, high-end commercials and sound design for new mobile gaming projects.
I am always keen to meet new creative people and find exciting new projects to collaborate on so please get in touch if I can help with your sound requirements. I'd love to hear from you!
Name: Ben Hensor
Lives in: Bristol, United Kingdom
Occupation: Sound Editor, Sound Mixer and Sound Designer
Film by Tony Britten (Comedy) Sound department ChickLit is a comedy drama about four guys trying to save their local pub from closing down. They group write a chick lit, or more specifically a 'mummy porn' novel in the style of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and it gets snapped up. The only snag is that the publisher insists that the young woman 'author' does press and publicity. The guys have to keep their involvement a secret and so engage an out of work actress to 'role play' the part of the author. This leads to her becoming the star in the film of the book, the tables are turned on the guys and she is in control - leaving them with the awful prospect of having to secretly churn out sex novels for the foreseeable future. Written by Production
Film (short) by Ani Laurie (Drama and Thriller) Sound department In the city of London, Alex Powell is a successful 30-something banker running away from his past. When an injured young woman arrives at his front door his world spirals out of control.
Film by Lyttanya Shannon (Documentary) Sound department Esta Vida (This Life) is a vivid portrait depicting the lives of a group of young girls, who have experienced a lifetime of loss, rejection and abuse. From a small Brazilian town, where they've been sexually exploited, their only beacon of hope is Meninadanca. It's a safe haven and social project where they can dance, be free and feel empowered. It's run by Rita, a child advocate who fights the system to rescue the girls from a life on the streets, while the girls themselves fight for survival with courage and optimism.
The River Animation
Film (short) by Heeseon Kim (Drama) Sound department, Composer Two characters became victims of circumstance at a border as a boy looks after his traumatised father. Individuals in this film are manipulated by the political powers that lead characters to extreme.
Film (short) by B. Welby-Delimere (Comedy and Drama) Sound department Bodies is about the friendship between two funeral directors who are struggling to stay connected to life. Ronan is still stuck in the grief of losing his wife, Edith, while Conor is constantly running from the pressure of taking over his family's funeral directing business. The friendship between these two men and co workers has the potential to keep them both connected to the land of the living. Written by anonymous
Film (short) by Gillian Park (Adventure, Comedy and Drama) Sound department Flotsam is a dark comedy following two estranged half sisters on a disastrous hill walk to scatter their late Father's ashes.
Film (short) by Thordur Palsson (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Sound department On his last night in town, a charming but down-on-his luck rent boy finds love in an unexpected place.
Film (short) by Shady El-Hamus (Drama) Sound department A story about growing older and the loneliness of losing people around you.
La Petite Maison
Film (short) by Isaac Holland (Animation, Comedy and Romance) Sound department A young man can't help but see his girlfriend as various objects - including a french tart. Perception, misunderstanding and indifference are explored in this darkly funny animation about the foibles of romance.
Fact or Fiction: The Life and Times of a Ping Pong Hustler
Film by Leo Leigh (Documentary, Biography and History) Sound department Fact or Fiction: The Life and Times of a Ping Pong Hustler is a chronicle of the final three years of Marty Reisman's life, a former international table tennis champion-turned-money player. Pursuing notoriety through his idiosyncratic lifestyle and motivated by his love of fame and Ping Pong, he inadvertently has to face his biggest fear: mortality. Shot over three years, the film follows Marty - a complex mix of childlike excitement, eccentric narcissism and constant charm - as he negotiates between pride, the denial of old age, past defeats and the decline of his fame and fortune, as well as his devoted wife Yoshiko's health, all while clinging onto the hope that his own life and career are just beginning to blossom. The film's observational style, combined with rare archive footage and interviews with key New York and London society characters such Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson and eminent psychotherapist George Weinberg, work to tell the story of one of America's greatest ... Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Anthony Melton (Sci-Fi) Sound department
Film (short) by Yann Gorriz (Drama and Family) Sound department Glyn is a 10 year-old Welsh boy who lives in an isolated area and dreams to become an astronaut. He finds refuge in a caravan adjacent to his house to escape from his authoritarian dad. Glyn's friend Rhodri is moving from the area and soon Glyn will be alone again. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Rose Hendry (Drama) Sound department A man, his TV and a potato.
Film (short) by Kaur Kokk (Drama) Sound department Olga, a lonely parking lot guard, sweeps up the snow, that won't cease falling, and waits for her daughter, who keeps her car there. Little by little, the snowdrifts grow above Olga's head. When a twist of fate stops her from meeting her daughter again, all she can do is to see hope where it almost never was before. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Roberto Oliveri (Drama) Sound department An old woman confronts the man who's just broken into her home. When they sit down to discuss their respective stories, it transpires that they have something in common: sorrow.
Waiting for Ships
Film by Eleanor Mortimer (Documentary) Sound department In a coastal town where not much happens residents pass the time on slot machines and wonder about the flow of container ships and what they might be carrying. It is the biggest container port in Britain... See full synopsis »
University of the West of England
Bath Spa University
National Film and Television School (Beaconsfield, UK)