ABOUT

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Ben S. Hyland is a comedy writer/director.

Ben's most recent short, BLEEP, stars Rebecca Shorrocks, Paul F. Taylor and Toby Williams. It's just begun its festival journey and will premiere at Frightfest

 

His film TALK RADIO stars the hilarious Julia Deakin, Pearce Quigley and Tim Key and has screened at multiple BAFTA and OSCAR qualifying festivals such as Show Me Shorts, EncountersAesthetica and LSFF before finding a home on YouTube channel, Omeleto.

 

Ben has an online sitcom called ANGRY QUIZ GUY that stars Nick Helm, Rachel Stubbings and Amit Shah.

 

His film QUIET CARRIAGE starring Amit Shah and Emma Sidi has played at BAFTA and OSCAR qualifying festivals such as LOCO, Aesthetica, Aspen, Rhode Island,  LA Shorts, Norwich, Encounters and LSFF before finding a home online on SHORT-OF-THE-WEEK.

Other notable achievements include:

  • long listed for Netflix Breakout 2022.

  • shortlisted for Channel 4 #4Stories 2022.

  • finalist in the ENTER THE PITCH 2019.

  • CHARITY FILM OF THE YEAR AWARDS with ROLE MODELS 2019

  • Winning the LaCie #PushPlay European filmmaking competition with ’88’ 2018

  • winning the 2017 Colchester Film Festival 60hr film challenge with JUNIOR 2017.

  • shortlisted (top 20) for the JAMESON’S FIRST SHOT from 2722 entries 2017.

When not making films he's testing out new material on his unsuspecting wife, children, cat and dog whilst also grieving for his dead hamster, Rhino. 

Ben is a member of DIRECTORS UK.

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