Ben Shackleford began his film and television career in his late teens by creating the cable television program ‘The Director’s Chair’.
After producing and directing various other productions, Ben accepted a role as a commercial director with Channel Nine. It was during this time that Ben wrote and directed the short film ‘eleVATE’. During its international festival run, Ben was presented with the opportunity to write and direct his first feature film. The result was the million dollar science fiction / film noir / drama titled ‘Ektopos’.
Ben’s second feature film, the romantic comedy ‘Centre Place’, received an international release in 2012 and features ‘Animal Kingdom’ star Sullivan Stapleton, along with Alison Whyte, John Waters and a talented cast of new faces.
Ben is also well versed in TV and Web series, with a host of credits to his name including ‘Immigration Nation’, ‘Trishna & Krisna’, ‘Sudden Impact’, ‘Kapow’, ‘Football Superstar’, and ‘Good Game’. Ben is a long form branded content expert who knows how to attract and keep an audience.