Putting The Man In Manipulation.

Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

When the quest for realism turns into an abusive relationship…

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Patriarchy Of The Page.

Posted Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Why men think they can’t write women and why women think they can’t write at all.

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The Stink.

Posted Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

I’ve been on a break from this blog and in my absence our industry has been struck by a long over due realisation of a deep running stink.

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The Artist, His Mother And The Run Down Seaside Town…

Posted Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Trends in British filmmaking as suggested by a look at all the films submitted to the BIFA Best Debut Screenwriter Award 2018… In short – you hate your mum and live by the sea…

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Ben’s Blog: There Is No God.

Posted Friday, August 4th, 2017

“Script is King” is the only faith I’ve ever followed, but I’m losing my religion…

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Ben’s Blog: Post Horror Pillow Fights.

Posted Monday, July 24th, 2017

Genre is what happens when a stranger carrying two pillows throws you one and then hits you round the head with the other.

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Ben’s Blog: On Going Business.

Posted Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

The language of finance is full of tricks, the smartest being played when it’s telling you an honest truth you just don’t want to see.

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Ben’s Blog: New Rules.

Posted Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

A lack of imagination holds back many micro-budget filmmakers. Not a lack on screen, but in how you imagine you’ll make the film in the first place…

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Ben’s Blog: Rethink Your Reshoots.

Posted Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

A good director doesn’t need reshoots, a good director just gets it right. On time and on budget. Right?

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Ben’s Blog: Dig Deep

Posted Monday, June 26th, 2017

As a filmmaker it is good for your soul to support your peers. As a patron of the arts it is preferable to support good art. Look no further…

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