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BEN REID - Writer & Director

Ben works in the fields of drama, documentary and commercials. Over the last decade his work has received Grierson, RTS and BAFTA nominations and awards. Broadcasters of his films include BBC, Channel 4, Sky, National Geographic, Discovery, NBC and NETFLIX. A supporter of inclusion in the arts, Ben was inspired by his brother with Down syndrome, to make the 2019 crime thriller INNOCENCE. It stars Tommy Jessop, the first ever actor with Down Syndrome to be selected for BAFTA Elevate, and is currently playing in film festivals around the world. innocencethefilm.com

  1. INNOCENCE

    When a worker falls to his death at a care home, it appears to be a terrible accident. But when a detective questions a young man with Down syndrome spotted at the scene, they uncover a crime more shocking than anyone imagined.

    BAFTA long-listed and winner of six awards including Best Film, Best Actor and the prestigious Don Quixote award at the OSCAR qualifying 60th Krakow Film Festival.

    Directed by Ben Reid
    Written by Ben Reid and Owen Gower
    Produced by Tibo Travers and Ken Ross

    Starring: Tommy Jessop, Alice Lowe, Laurence Spellman, Richard Glover

  2. DOPE: CHICAGO

    Put forth by NETFLIX for 2018 Emmy Consideration for Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Picture Editing and Outstanding Cinematography. Filmed over one month, DOPE: CHICAGO tells the story of the city’s drug industry; following gun traffickers, drug dealers and the police as they prepare for the city’s most violent time of year – Memorial day weekend.

    Filmed & Directed
    Wall To Wall Television

  3. CARIBBEAN COKE KING

    Michael Singh loses his job in recruitment and gets a divorce. He falls deep into depression until Andre, an old acquaintance, offers him a job smuggling cocaine. Michael builds a solid friendship with Andre, regaining a sense of purpose in his life. But when Michael takes on a bigger job as a favour for Andre, he is caught smuggling cocaine and their friendship is put to the test.

    Part of the EMMY nominated series LOCKED UP ABROAD.

    Written & Directed by Ben Reid
    Produced by Tibo Travers

    Starring: Nathan Clough, Leo Ihenacho

  4. GET IN GO FAR

    Series of branded content films, inspiring young people to consider apprenticeships as a route to a career.

    fcbinferno.com/work/case-studies/yec-get-in-go-far

    Written and Directed by Ben Reid
    Produced by Francesca Boyce

  5. DESERTION

    Sins from the past come back to haunt a couple, as a soldier armed only with a mysterious red box visits the woman he left the day he went to war.

    Written & Directed by Ben Reid
    Produced by Ben Reid & Magnus Dennison

    Starring: Heather Carroll, Jonny Clarke

  6. DEMENTIA UNCOVERED

    When Hat’s mum Laura started behaving differently, her family put it down to depression. But as her symptoms got worse, Laura was diagnosed with posterior cortical atrophy – a rare form of Alzheimer’s. Hat explains how the disease has impacted the whole family.

    Directed by Ben Reid
    Produced by Ash Barker

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