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Ben Dowden (BD Films)

TV / Film / Video, Photography

Ben Dowden (BD) is a Bristol based filmmaker and cameraman.

With 15 years professional experience as a self employed film maker, he has worked extensively with musicians, models, actors, dancers, choreographers, designers, sound engineers, animators and fine artists, as well as brands and studios. His work has taken him all over the world.

BD has been commissioned to create work for a wide range of clients, from Aardman Animations to Sadlers Wells, and now teaches the skills he has learned as an independent film maker, as well as mentoring younger film makers.

His Youtube channel (link below) has received over 125 million views and attracted over 165,000 subscribers (being awarded the Silver Play Button).Recently he was invited to create video content for Getty Images. 

On completion of his first class degree in 2000 he was awarded the Roger Cranshaw Memorial prize for a student whose work 'most exhibits qualities of imagination and originality, and is least confined by orthodoxy' from the University of the West of England

Ben continues to create both personal and professional film, with his visual and editing style being applied to short films, fashion films, music videos, promos, and documentaries.



Clients include Aardman Animations, Sadler's Wells Theatre, BBC, Royal Mail, Braun, Duracell, Transpennine Express, Romaers & Seekers, Harvey Nichols, Swatch, Fuel Theatre, Fabulous Beast, Madamae Tussauds, the Airt school.


Key Skills

  • camera operator
  • director
  • editor
  • teacher

Key Clients

  • Sadlers Wells Theatre
  • Aardman Animations
  • Historic Royal Palaces
  • Fuel Theatre
  • Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre
  • David Cox

Work location

  • Can work from home
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Full UK driving licence

Further information

  • Daily rate: £400.00 - £500.00

  • Education level: Degree





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