Ben Bond

Writer and director for television and film.
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Biography

Ben started his professional career as a music radio producer, hitting success with his work on a number of award-winning Radio 1 shows, including Trevor Nelson’s Rhythm Nation and Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, picking up a MOBO for best music radio show along the way. 

He now writes and directs comedy and drama for film and TV. He wrote the Bafta nominated comedy Delta Forever for BBC3 and an episode of Skins (Season 6) for E4. Ben was screenwriter (credited re-write) on the comedy feature film Killing Bono which was picked up by Paramount starring Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan, Krysten Ritter and Pete Postlethwaite. Pete chose to use Ben’s lines in the moving final chapter of his autobiography: “Remember only this: the measure of a man is what’s left when fame falls away. Oh... and get as much sex as you can.”

Ben is founder of production company and agency Hoot. The first short-film he produced for Hoot, Tooty's Wedding, won a place at Sundance and also at the inaugural UK Sundance, as well as several comedy awards at festivals
around the world including BFI Loco, LA Film Festival and The Friar's Club in New York. Hoot’s online comedy content amassed in excess of a billion views last year and they were recently described as ‘the new broadcasters’ by The Independent. In 2016 they won the top Lovie award for their work promoting the Dave channel for UKTV. In addition Ben has directed over a 100 commercials, including: Asos, Coke Zero, Virgin Atlantic, giff gaff, Philips, and Secret Escapes. 

Ben runs Hoot’s new film venture, Bad Owl Films. In 2014, Ben was picked as one of the UK’s emerging film makers by the BFI for the inaugural London Film Festival network. In 2015, Ben directed the short film Koffee & Diamonds, with funding from Creative England and the BFI. He is currently working on his first feature as writer/director, The Drifters (producer Elinor
Day) for Cove Pictures and Creative England, as well as several other films.


CV

TV

Writer

ProducerPaula Cuddy/Jill Green
 

A drama during the 1930’s set at Britain’s first aerodrome

Eleventh Hour for ITV1
 
ProducerIona Sweeney
 

Original period drama set against the highlands and London in 1880.

HOOT Entertainment
 
ProducerHilary Bevan Jones
 

Thriller series. 

Endor Productions
 
Metal
6 x 60'
ProducerPaula Cuddy
 
Original drama, a family saga set against the London Metal Exchange
Eleventh Hour Films
In development
 
CreatorJamie Brittain/Brain Elsley
ProducerMatt Stevens
DirectorBenjamin Caron
Starring
  • Alexander Arnold
  • Antonia Clarke
  • Sebastian De Souza
  • Sam Jackson
  •  
    Series 6 of the BAFTA award-winning series.
    Company Pictures for E4
     
    ProducerKelly McGolpin/ John O'Callaghan
    DirectorMisha 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'
    ProducerKenton Allen
    Starring
  • Bill Bailey
  •  
    Original sit com about a taxi driver. 
    Big Talk
    In development
     

    Creator & Executive Producer

    ProducerIona Sweeney
    Starring
  • Usain Bolt
  •  

    Children's animated action adventure series starring Usain Bolt

    HOOT Entertainment
     

    Film

    Writer & Director

    ProducerAndy Brunskill
     

    A provocative black comedy about a giant and his agent.

    Bad Owl Films
     
    ProducerElinor Day
     

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

    Cove Pictures/Creative England
     
     

    Produced by Elinor Day for Smuggler / Cove Pictures.

    Cove Pictures
     

    Writer

    ProducerDeborah Sathe & Andy Brunskill
     

    A period horror movie set in Southern India adapted from a short story by Joseph Conrad.

    Cinestaan and Bad Owl Films
     
    ProducerMark Huffam
    DirectorNick 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
     
    ProducerFred Casella, Ben Willbond
    DirectorFred Casella
    Starring
  • Mathew Baynton
  • Daisy Haggard
  • Laura Solon
  •  

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


    Short Film
     

    Executive Producer

    DirectorBornila Chatterjee
    WriterBornila Chatterjee
     

    Feature Film

    Film London & CINESTAAN
    Bad Owl Films