Ben Shackleford began his film and television career in his late teens by creating the cable television program ‘The Director’s Chair’.
The show gained much attention and Ben was soon producing and directing various productions for Whyte House Productions before moving into a management role with Lifestyle Media where he oversaw a small but talented team of producers and directors.
After working with the company for three years, Ben was offered a role working 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 offered the opportunity to write and direct his first feature film. The result was the million dollar science fiction / film noir / drama titled ‘Ektopos’.
This lead to other directing opportunities and Ben has recently completed production of his second feature film, the romantic comedy ‘Centre Place’. The film, due for release early in 2010, stars Alison Whyte and John Waters, along with a talented cast of new faces.
Ben has also recently completed work on the TV programs Sudden Impact and Football Superstar.