In 1996, Ben joined Granada Television as a Runner in the busy newsroom working on news coverage of everything from that year’s IRA bombing of Manchester to the demise of Take That.
He went on to become a Producer in 1998 and headed up a wide variety of Network and satellite programmes such as “The Heaven & Earth Show” (BBC1) and “Revealing Secrets” (Channel 4), as well as various shows for Granada and MUTV. His work included Documentary, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Sports and Arts programming.
In 2002 he switched his talents to advertising, firstly with TBWA and then The Chase before being headhunted to PSAfilms as Executive Producer in 2004 where he was a company director and shareholder.
Ben joined Mercedes as partner at Mercedes Crescenti TV in 2009, helping grow the business which re-branded to Beautiful Productions in 2012.
The Last Showing
Film by Philm Company / Phil Hawkins Line Producer
Commercial by Madam Films / Nick Jones Line Producer
Film by Beautiful Productions / Phil Hawkins Producer
London Independent Film Festival - Best Film, Best Actor - BEING SOLD