Ben Garfield

Ben Garfield

Freelance Filmmaker

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Expert
  • Freelancer: Available

I’m a London-based writer / producer / director, making online promo films, shorts & docs. Sometimes I work with crews, sometimes I self-shoot & / or edit too.

My work has been kindly recognised by folks like Virgin Media Shorts, Sundance, the BFI, Dave’s Comedy Festival Leicester, The Guardian, Time Out, Grolsch Film Works, and my short film War and Cheese was longlisted for the 2017 BAFTA Short Film Award. Clients I’ve worked for include Google, Phillips, Hotel Chocolat & Lloyds TSB.

I’ve been freelancing since November 2012. Prior to that I worked in film locations for two years, where I gained a practical grounding in logistics, project management and an education on how the industry cogs spin. Before that I read Film Studies at Manchester University, which introduced me to the language of cinema and documentary theory.

What’s it all about? Sharing experiences, exploring new ways to tell stories and engaging with people’s unique passions & points of view.

Work History

Location Co-ordinator - Amazing Space

Mar 2011 - Dec 2012


Drama and Screen Studies - 2:1 BA (hons) - University of Manchester

Sep 2007 - Jun 2010


  • Directing
  • Film Editing
  • Filming
  • Producing