Ben Bond

Writer and director for television and film.
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Biography

Ben Bond is a writer and director working in film and TV. He is currently developing his first feature film as writer / director, The Drifters (2015), with the support of Creative England and the BFI. He is also writing The Giant with development funding from Northern Ireland Screen and Greenroom Entertainment. 

He produced the short film, Tooty's Wedding (2011), which won several awards for best comedy at festivals around the world, including the LA Comedy Festival and the Friars Club Comedy festival in New York, and a place at Sundance in 2012. In 2010 Ben carried out a rewrite on the feature Killing Bono which was picked up by Paramount Pictures and stars Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan and Pete Postlethwaite.

For TV, Ben wrote the Bafta nominated comedy Delta Forever for BBC3 and an episode of Skins: Season 6 (2012). He currently has original drama series in development with Endor and Eleventh Hour Films.


Ben is also Creative Director and co-founder of multi-award winning comedy production company Hoot. He has directed many well known commercials including spots for Emirates, Asos, Coke, Virgin Atlantic and Secret Escapes.

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Film

Writer

Producer Mark Huffam
Director Nick Hamm
Starring
  • Ben Barnes
  • Charlie Cox
  • Kirsten Ritter
  • Pete Postlethwaite
  •  
    Comedy about two brothers failing to make it in music while old friends U2 become hugely successful
    Paramount Pictures
    Salt/Greenroom Entertainment
    rewrite of screenplay
     
     

    Original spec script about a young man trying to make the dangerous journey to Europe from Africa as an illegal immigrant.

    Divine Productions
    In development
     
    Producer Fred Casella, Ben Willbond
    Director Fred Casella
     

    A young couple's marriage hilariously hits the rocks during a weekend wedding in the country.


    Short Film
     

    Writer & Director

    Producer Smuggler Entertainment
     

    'Treasure Island' - A simple story about love on the run and a romantic snap shot of the lives of two immigrants in the UK.

    Smuggler Entertainment
    In development
     

    TV

    Writer

    Producer Jill Green, Paula Cuddy
     

    Drama series set in the 1930's.

    Eleventh Hour for ITV
     
    Producer Hilary Bevan Jones
     

    Thriller series. 

    Endor Productions
     
    Creator Jamie Brittain/Brain Elsley
    Producer Matt Stevens
    Starring
  • Alexander Arnold
  • Antonia Clarke
  • Sebastian De Souza
  • Sam Jackson
  •  
    Series 6 of the BAFTA award-winning series.
    Company Pictures for E4
     
    Metal
    6 x 60'
    Producer Paula Cuddy
     
    Original drama, a family saga set against the London Metal Exchange
    Eleventh Hour Films
    In development
     
     
    Talkback Thames
     
     
    Greenroom Entertainment for BBC
     
    Producer Kelly McGolpin/ John O'Callaghan
    Director Misha Manson-Smith
    Starring
  • Samantha Blakely
  • Antonia Campbell-Smith
  • Ophelia Lovibond
  •  

    Comedy pilot based around the obsessive online fans of a series of novels about teen-hero Delta. 

    Angel Eye Media for BBC3
     
    Driver
    6 x 30'
    Producer Kenton Allen
    Starring
  • Bill Bailey
  •  
    Original sit com about a taxi driver. 
    Big Talk
    In development
     
     
    Company Pictures for Sky1
    In development
     
    Ghosts
    2 x 90'
     
    Original comedy drama
    Carnilval Film and Television Ltd for Channel 5