Ben Mathews

Ben Mathews – Film Masterclass




Ben Mathews is a multi-award winning director, actor and AWGIE nominated writer. His short film, Emily, won over 20 awards around the world, screened at the Cannes Film Festival and was the first Australian film nominated for the Student Academy Awards in Los Angeles. A graduate of the Atlantic Theater Company New York, and AFTRS, Ben was the recipient of both the Kenneth Myer Award for Exceptional Talent and Foxtel Scholarship for Exceptional New Talent. 

In 2012, Ben directed, co-wrote, and co-produced Deadbeat Dads, a drama pilot for MTV Australia, after winning the MTV/Optus ONE80PROJECT. The series is currently in development with Essential Media and Free at Last for the UK. He is also the director and co-creator of BedHead, a web series made for ABC iView, for which he has been nominated for several awards at the 2016 LA Web Fest. Last year he directed and co-wrote a half hour television pilot version of BedHead, also for the ABC. As an actor Ben has appeared in over 30 plays, including shows for the Sydney Theatre Company and Belvoir Street and on television shows such as Love My Way. 

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