Ben Mills

Ben Mills

Theatre / Film Director

London/Basingstoke

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I'm a theatre and film director working in London and the South of England, with a focus on new writing and transmedia storytelling. I run Creative Garage (creativegarage.info) - a development and performance space in Hampshire - and am Associate Artistic Director (UK) of transmedia collective LoNyLa. I was the 2014 JMK Assistant Director at the Salisbury Playhouse and in 2015 was Experiment Associate Producer at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton.

I develop collaborative projects as Explosionist (exposionist.com) exploring the intersection between performance and emerging technology. Recent work has included BOAT, an audio experience created to be experienced in a boat, and DREAM SEQUENCE, a storytelling project fusing video installation and performance art for a solo performer and a raft of video monitors.

My work as a filmmaker includes WRESTLING YETIS, which was described by Alice Jones in the Independent as "funny, heart-warming... a sweet comedy short" and has been screened at venues including the BFI, the House of Commons, the Olympic Park and the Roundhouse. Other films have screened at venues including Channel 4 HQ, Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles and on BBC Big Screens around the country in 2012.

My other hats include having a hardcore interest in water efficiency (including speaking at events/summits around the world) and being a "Global Theme Park Expert", according to the Discovery Channel and Sky News (among others). Still can't decide which gets me more nerd points.

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I'm a theatre and film director working in London and the South of England, with a focus on new writing and transmedia storytelling. I run Creative Garage (creativegarage.info) - a development and performance space in Hampshire - and am Associate Artistic Director (UK) of transmedia collective LoNyLa. I was the 2014 JMK Assistant Director at the Salisbury Playhouse and in 2015 was Experiment Associate Producer at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton.

I develop collaborative projects as Explosionist (exposionist.com) exploring the intersection between performance and emerging technology. Recent work has included BOAT, an audio experience created to be experienced in a boat, and DREAM SEQUENCE, a storytelling project fusing video installation and performance art for a solo performer and a raft of video monitors.

My work as a filmmaker includes WRESTLING YETIS, which was described by Alice Jones in the Independent as "funny, heart-warming... a sweet comedy short" and has been screened at venues including the BFI, the House of Commons, the Olympic Park and the Roundhouse. Other films have screened at venues including Channel 4 HQ, Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles and on BBC Big Screens around the country in 2012.

My other hats include having a hardcore interest in water efficiency (including speaking at events/summits around the world) and being a "Global Theme Park Expert", according to the Discovery Channel and Sky News (among others). Still can't decide which gets me more nerd points.

Industries
Digital, Film, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
My skills
Scriptwriting, Camera, Director, Dramaturgy, Theatre, Transmedia
Job Roles
Creative Director, Director, Dramaturg, Producer

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Work history

Mar 2015 - Present

Associate Artistic Director (UK)
LoNyLa

Mar 2015 - Present

Runner / Director
Creative Garage

Jan 2015 - Present

Associate Producer / Curator
Nuffield Theatre

Jan 2014 - Jan 2015

JMK Assistant Director
Salisbury Playhouse

Education

Sep 2007 - Jun 2010

Film & Television Production - BA (Hons)
University of Westminster

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Anthony Rothe
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Assistant Director
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Becci Sharrock
Writer and Creative Producer
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co Artistic Director ('Owdyado Theatre), Actor
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Director/Assistant Director and Playwright. Currently Resident Assistant Director at the New Vic Theatre, and Assistant Director on the UK Tour of Around the World in 80 Days - @80DaysLive / @NewVicTheatre
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