Ben S. Hyland is a writer/director raised in Nottingham but now based in London. He creates “poignant, harrowing and important” films.
In 2019 Ben was a finalist in the ENTER THE PITCH competition.
In the same year his short film ROLE MODELS won the charity film of the year.
In 2018 he was awarded funding from the Talkies Film Fund for his short comedy Quiet Carriage starring Amit Shah and Emma Sidi.
Also in 2017 he won the Colchester Film Festival 60hr film challenge with his film JUNIOR. In the same year he was shortlisted (top 20) for the JAMESON’S FIRST SHOT from 2722 entries.
Ben worked closely with charities including The Mankind Initiative, TENUK and Unseen for his films PADLOCK and SAFE SPACE. Films that explored male domestic abuse and human trafficking respectively. Both films were successful on the festival circuit playing at BIFA and BAFTA qualifying festivals.
Ben is a member of DIRECTORS UK and he is also part of BAFTA crew 2018/19.