Actor with over 20 years experience on set. Have assistant directed short films and music videos and looking to increase my experience as an AD...
Name: Ben Ridgwell
Lives in: Melbourne, Australia
Occupation: Actor and Assistant Director
Film (short) by James Lee (Action, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Actor When a bumbling Hit Man's legs are replaced with robotic limbs, he discovers they can elevate his skills to the professional level, but he must choose whether being the best hit man is more important than his humanity.
Film (short) by Nicholas Colla (Comedy and Romance) Actor A lonely man obsessed with symmetry is forced to reveal a peculiar imperfection when he falls in love with the seemingly perfect woman.
Upper Middle Bogan
Television by Wayne Hope (Comedy) Actor The story of two families living at opposite ends of the freeway. Bess Denyar is a doctor with a posh mother, Margaret, an architect husband, Danny Bright, and twin 13-year-olds at a private school, Oscar and Edwina. When Bess finds out that she is adopted, she is stunned, but even more so when she meets her birth parents, Wayne and Julie Wheeler. She also discovers that she has three siblings: Amber, Kayne and Brianna. The 'bogan' Wheelers head up a drag racing team in the outer suburbs and are thrilled to discover the daughter they thought they had lost. Written by anonymous
Paper Giants: Magazine Wars
Television (Drama) Actor Mini-Series about the golden years of the glossy women's magazines and the battle to have the number one selling publication in Australia.
Film (short) by Topher Field (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Actor Enter the world of the Pool Hustler, where the stakes are high and your wallet keeps the score.
Film by William Goldwyn (Romance and Sci-Fi) Actor Anonymous Set in outer space, on the planet Akoh, The elder Zeav Keela tells his last story to a group of students. Recalling his younger years, Zeav and Alexandra are madly in love and plan to elope. Alex's father Jake is a Professor of Geology working on a mining moon near the edge of the galaxy. Unbeknown to Zeav and Alexandra, he has made a significant discovery and is keeping a dark secret from his daughter. Soon, it all starts to unravel, as members of Jake's team awaken Henton, an Ancient and evil Vampire trapped by a curse for thousands of years. Things spiral out of control when Henton is released and spreads his vampirism throughout the mining Colony. Sadly, Alexandra with her lover, must confront her dying father's dark secrets and meet their own destiny. This is an Epic Tale about betrayal, unrequited love and timeless tragedy. Written by William Goldwyn
Television by John Edwards (Comedy and Drama) Actor The story of the impossible loves of 30-something obstetrician Nina Proudman and her fabulously messy family.
Dit is ek
Film (short) by Lori Young (Crime and Drama) Actor South Africa homicide detective Tarryn Langton is investigating a 'corrective rape' epidemic. Along with her partner Detective Mass, the two hit a brick wall with their boss Sargent Kinney, never allowing them the warrants they need to arrest Leland Valance and his pack of minions. By day they plot and plan and by night the execute. Tarryn is so close to getting Leland, that he taunts her and her girlfriend, Stacey. The battle between good and evil turns ugly, with Tarryn and Stacey being attacked and raped, by the pack. Leaving the girls with nothing. Written by Young Film Productions
Film (short) by Robert Smellin (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Actor For his 21st birthday party Derrek and some friends escape for the weekend to an isolated cabin in the middle of the woods. Derrek's brother, Ethan gatecrashes the party and after a malevolent prank goes wrong resulting in the death of Derrek's girlfriend. Reactions vary from calling the police to disposing of the body, sides are taken and they question what they would do to survive. Written by Anonymous
Television (Action, Adventure, Drama, History and 1 More) Actor The Pacific follows the lives of a U.S Marine Corps squad during the campaign within the Pacific against the Japanese Empire during WW2. Made by the creators of Band of Brothers, it follows a similar line of thought to outline the hardships of the common man during war. the Pacific is in parts a fast paced war series that can be enjoyed by action lovers whilst containing a more sensitive side when projecting the relationships (brotherhood) of Marines on the battlefield. where the Pacific takes a new direction from its "older brother" is in its depiction of the lives of soldiers who were picked to return home to increase the sales of war bonds, in doing this it also depicts the life cycle of returned soldiers from initial joy to the eventual feeling of regret and to a certain extent shame felt by soldiers wanting to return to the war in service of either their comrades or nation. Written by TgRegensse
Small World: Part One
Film (short) by Jimmy Southgate (Drama) Actor Falling in love is like buying a meat pie from a servo.
The Bastards of à la Carte
Film (short) by James Thompson (Comedy, Drama and Music) Actor A seemingly normal evening at a small boutique restaurant goes pear-shaped upon the arrival of Harold Winter, notorious food critic. Quirky guests, manic restaurateurs and the bizarre chain of events that follow make this short silent film a frivolous brush with vaudevillian shock horror and Western standoff. Written by Anonymous
Carla Cametti PD
Television by Samantha Winston (Crime) Actor
Film (short) by Dustin Feneley (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A young man with a disability experiences intimacy for the first time.
Film (short) by Dustin Feneley (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A travelling salesman searches for connection.
Television by John Edwards (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actor Rush follows the lives of members of the prestigious Tactical Response team (TR), which is based on the real life Victoria Police Critical Incident Response Team, a highly mobile unit that fills the operational gap between general duties police and the SWAT-like Special Operations Group. The team is seen responding to violent incidents such as carjackings, suicides and armed offences. Rush focuses on the TR officers, their intelligence officer, Leon Broznic and Superindendent Kerry Vincent, head of the TR administration. It explores both the working and personal lives of the team. Written by Chazzy B
Please Kill Trevor Dowset
Film (short) by Ben Plazzer (Comedy) Actor As a successful paparazzo, Trace's world starts to crumble around him when a mysterious photographer starts stealing his work.
Film (short) by Stephen Carroll (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department
Television by John Rapsey (Drama and Sport) Actor Drama series about the students at an Australian school for the athletically-gifted.