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Ben Bouvier-Farrell

Production Assistant, Producer, Writer

Current Work Details

What I do

Production Assistant, Short Film Writer, Short Film Director

Company

Freelance

Technical Skills

Data Wrangling, Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro, Operating Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera, Sony A7S, Managing RAW workflow in DaVinci Resolve

Resources / Expertise

Own BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera/Rig

Training

2013-2016

University of Technology, Sydney,
Communications: Media Arts and Production, Bachelors (Distinction Average)

2016-2017

Laugh Masters Academy, Belvoir Theatre Sydney,
Improv and Sketch Comedy, Level 1 and 2

Shooters Q&A

Films I wish I had made

Seven Psychopaths, Foot Fist Way, Anchorman, Pineapple Express, Being John Malkovich, Her, Burn After Reading, Thank You For Smoking, Borat, Get Out, Step Brothers, Swingers, Boogie Nights, Moonlight, Caddyshack, Blazing Saddles, Apocalypse Now, Seven, Hell or High Water

I cried watching

Lion, The Shawshank Redemption, I am Sam, Forrest Gump, E.T., Schindler's List, Into The Wild, The Kite Runner, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

I left the cinema during

Have never left a cinema during a film!

Directors I love

Judd Apatow, Adam McKay, Martin McDonagh, Mel Brooks, Harold Ramis, Ron Howard, Danny Boyle, Spike Jonze, Woody Allen, Joel and Ethan Coen, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Darren Aronofosky, Richard Linklater, Curtis Hanson

Actors I admire

Michael Keaton, Judi Dench, Will Ferrell, John C. Reily, Christopher Walken, Cate Blanchett, Amy Poeller, Tina Fey, Robert Downey Jr., Danny McBride, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, Samuel L Jackson, Jesse Eisenberg, Peter Sellers, James Dean, Helena Bonham Carter, Sasha Baron-Cohen

Writers I respect

Aaron Sorkin, Edgar Wright, Adam McKay, Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Quentin Tarantino, Mel Brooks, Simon Pegg, David Wain, The Farrelly Brothers, Kevin Smith, Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld, Mitch Hurwitz, Charlie Kaufman, Terry Jones, Taylor Sheridan, Wes Anderson

My desert island discs

AM (Arctic Monkeys), A Funk Odyssey (Jamiroquai), Californication (The Red Hot Chili Peppers), The Best Of (Blur), Dare (Gorrilaz), Nevermind (Nirvana), The Best Of Gang Starr (Gang Starr), In Colour (Jamie xx), To Pimp a Butterfly (Kendrick Lamar), 99.9% (Kaytranada), The Boat That Rocked Official Soundtrack, Melon and Colline's Infinite Sadness (The Smashing Pumpkins), The Greatest Hits (The Stone Roses), The Greatest Hits (The Cure), The Greatest Hits (The Smiths)

Books I have given my friends

Catcher in the Rye, A Curious Mind, Tuesdays with Maurie, The Snowman, Two Brothers, A Clockwork Orange, Catcher In the Rye

My death row meal

Beef Ragu Gnocchi - Always thought it would be funny to do a sketch about a fine dining Chef who has dedicated his career to cooking death row meals only for the inmates to request a ham sandwich

The best thing I own

A large collection of colourful socks

My Work & Credits

  • play

    If It's Not On

    My role: Writer

    Production company
    Crowdfunded
    Category
    Short
    • Script Name: If It's Not On Draft: 10 More...
  • Film default

    Sleepless in Santa Monica

    My role: Writer

    Production company
    Crowdfunding
    Category
    Short
  • TV default

    Hit The Ground, Running

    My role: Writer

    Production company
    Crowdfunding