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In his 13 years as a cinematographer on Australian and International production Ben has dramatically enhanced his gift as director of photography. His early development in commercials, short films and music videos improved Ben’s willingness to experiment which were rewarded with numerous national awards for cinematography; culminating in a nomination at the American Society of Cinematographers annual awards and Australian Cinematographer of the Year for the Stephen King mini series ‘Salem’s Lot’.

The move to drama was logical for Ben and he discovered a love for narrative driven photography in the short film genre. The opportunity to develop his creative spirit and time/people management skills were further developed through the weekly rigours that cable television offered.

Ben has shot over 80 hours of drama, more recently completing work on ‘The Company’ a 6-hour miniseries for Producers Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and John Calley and directed by Mikael Salomon.

THE COMPANY (Mini-Series) – TNT /Scott Free Television
Director: Mikael Salomon – Executive Producers: Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, John Calley, Cary Brokaw,
David Zucker – Producer: Robert Bernacchi

NIGHTMARES AND DREAMSCAPES: From the Stories of Stephen King (Mini-Series)
Coote Hayes Productions / TNT – Directors: Mike Robe & Various –
Exec. Producers: Mike Robe, Jeffrey Hayes, John McMahon

SEE NO EVIL – WWE Films / Lions Gate Entertainment
Director: Gregory Dark – Producers: Joel Simon, Jed Blaugrund

SALEM’S LOT – Warner Bros. Television / TNT
Director: Mikael Salomon – Executive Producers: Mark Wolper, Jeffrey M. Hayes – Producer: Brett Popplewell
*ASC Award Nominee 2004 – Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for Cable Miniseries

NEWTON (Pilot) – Silver Pictures / Warner Bros. Television / CBS
Director: Lesli Linka-Glatter – Executive Producer: Joel Silver

THE GREAT RAID (Visual FX DP) – Miramax Films
Director: John Dahl – Producers: Lawrence Bender, Marty Katz
Visual Effects Supervisor: Chris Godfrey – Director of Photography: Peter Menzies Jr.

THE LOST WORLD III – Coote Hayes Productions / New Line Television
Directors: Various – Executive Producers: Greg Coote, Jeffrey Hayes – Producer: Sharon Miller

THE OUTSIDER – Coote Hayes Productions / Phoenix Pictures / Hallmark Entertainment / Showtime
Director: Randa Haines – Executive Producers: Greg Coote, Jeffrey Hayes, Mike Medavoy, Diane Sokolow
Producer: Darryl Sheen

COUNTERSTRIKE – Lions Gate Television / TBS Superstation
Director: Jerry London – Producer: Darryl Sheen

THE LOST WORLD II – Coote Hayes Productions / New Line Television
Directors: Various – Executive Producers: Greg Coote, Jeffrey Hayes

CURSE OF THE TALISMAN – United Paramount Network
Director: Colin Budds – Darryl Sheen

CODE RED: THE RUBICON CONSPIRACY – Coote Hayes Productions / Paramount Television
Director: Ian Gilmour – Executive Producers: Greg Coote, Jeffrey Hayes, Chip Hayes – Producer: Darryl Sheen

THE VIRTUAL NIGHTMARE – Coote Hayes Productions / United Paramount Network
Director: Michael Pattinson – Executive Producers: Greg Coote, Jeffrey Hayes – Producer: Darryl Sheen

MAX NIGHT: ULTRA SPY – Coote Hayes Productions / United Paramount Network
Director: Colin Budds – Executive Producers: Greg Coote, Jeffrey Hayes – Producer: Darryl Sheen

THE LOST WORLD – Coote Hayes Productions / New Line Television
Directors: Various – Executive Producers: Greg Coote, Jeffrey Hayes

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