Benjamin Green

Director for television

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Biography

Benjamin Green is a BAFTA, RTS, NTA, and British Comedy Award nominated director of comedy and factual television programmes. With nearly a decade of television experience he has worked on scripted comedies, feature documentaries and everything in between. He is currently directing the new Carpool Karaoke for CBS and Apple Music.

Benjamin has worked across different genres producing factual programmes such as The Fight of My Life, The Real Hustle, Kill it Cook it Eat it. He has made hard hitting documentaries including filming and producing My Social Network Stalker for Channel 4's True Stories strand. However, his true passion is comedy. Early he on in his career he worked on Urban Legends, Splitting Cells, Freezing, Green Green Grass and Mark Dolan's The World and Me.

Benjamin is best known for his work directing and producing on all three series of Sky One's flagship show An Idiot Abroad, which was Sky One's highest rated show and has been sold worldwide to over 17 countries. An Idiot Abroad was nominated for BAFTA, RTS, NTA, and British Comedy award. Following on from its success, Benjamin series produced and directed The Moaning of Life, which saw Karl go solo without Ricky Gervais, and showed a more thoughtful side to his personality as he explored life's big issues - marriage, kids, happiness, vocation, and death.

Benjamin has since gone on to develop comedy formats with Me and You Producitons, which included directing a pilot of The In Laws, starring Robbie Williams. Ben storylined and directed Nick Helm's new comedy series Nick Helm - Heavy Entertainment, airing on BBC3 in early 2015. The series combines Nick's stand up and a backstage mockumentary detailing the stresses of making the series. 

Ben also oversaw five comedy shorts for Channel 4. The Complete History of YOLO, SEXTING and Legal Highs, with Rich Fulcher playing a professor trying unravel the history of modern phenomenon. Directors Cut saw Simon Balch recreate Die Hard in 3 minutes, cast from the streets of Tooting, And Bad dates: a real story of a bad date re-enacted by comedians.

In 2015, Ben teamed up with creators of BBC 3's BAFTA winning show The Revolution will be Televised to direct a one off mockumentary special: Revolution Presents Democracy Dealers. This was a narrative piece featuring two fictional members of the coalition trying to win over the youth vote.

Ben's Channel 4 pilot An Immigrants Guide to Britain was released in May 2015, followed by the popular Asian Provocateur on BBC3. As well as directing the second series of Asian Provocateur, Ben is developing a new comedy series with Nick Helm and Romesh Ranganathan, and has several other developments underway. He just directed Carpool Karaoke, the spin-off of James Corden's viral hit, for Fulwell 73/Apple Music.

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Director

Producer Jim Ziegler
 

Comedy spin-off

Fulwell 73 for Apple Music
 
Producer Rupert Majendie
Starring
  • Nick Helm
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    Comedy variety show

    BBC for BBC3
     
    Producer Rebecca Fleckney
    Starring
  • Heydon Prowse
  • Jolyon Rubinstein
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    Comedy

    Hat Trick Productions for BBC3
     
     

    Comedy shorts

    Rumpus Media for Channel 4
     
    The Chorus
    1 x 30'
    Producer Claire Broughton
    Starring
  • Amanda Abbington
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    Comedy pilot

    Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4
     
     

    Pilot

    Me and You Productions
     
    Producer Krishnendu Majumdar
    Director Krishnendu Majumdar
    Starring
  • Ricky Gervais
  • Stephen Merchant
  • Karl Pilkington
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    Comedy series

    Mentorn Media for Sky 1
     

    Director & Producer

    Starring
  • Romesh Ranganathan
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    Comedy series

    Rumpus Media for BBC3
     
    Starring
  • Romesh Ranganathan
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    Comedy

    Rumpus Media for BBC3
     
    Starring
  • Karl Pilkington
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    Comedy series

    Risk for Sky1
     
    Starring
  • Karl Pilkington
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    Comedy series

    Risk Productions for Sky 1
     
    Director Luke Campbell
     

    Documentary series

    Eyeworks for Sky 1
     

    Director & Series Producer

     

    Comedy

    Rumpus Media for Channel 4
     
    Producer Victoria Bennetts and Kevin Forde
    Starring
  • Karl Pilkington
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    Comedy

    Me and You Productions for Sky1
     

    Producer

    Director Luke Campbell
     

    Documentary

    Rize USA for Channel 4