• James Cotterill designs HOBSON'S CHOICE at the Oldham Coliseum
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for MARTINE at the Finborough Theatre
  • Blanche McIntyre directs TONIGHT AT 8:30 for the Nuffield / ETT
  • Gregory Clarke designs sound for TONIGHT AT 8:30 (Nuffield / ETT)
  • Douglas Dunn has won Queen Gold Medal for Poetry 2014
  • Read Louise Levene's THE FOLLOWING GIRLS, out now in hardback
  • See Les Dennis starring in THE PERFECT MURDER, on tour
  • Anya Reiss' new adaptation of SPRING AWAKENING tours with Headlong
  • Gregory Clarke designs sound for A STEADY RAIN at the Ustinov Studio
  • See Deborah McAndrew's AN AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY LARK
  • Buy Felicity Cloake's mouth-watering PERFECT TOO, out now
  • Tom Wainwright's THE ROOM IN THE ELEPHANT tours the UK
  • Read Joanna Trollope's BALANCING ACT, out now in harback and on kindle
  • Buy Julian Barnes' exquisite LEVELS OF LIFE, out now in paperback
  • See Sue Kelvin as Madam Morrible in WICKED West End
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for JULIE MADLY DEEPLY
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for THE NOTORIOUS MRS EBBSMITH
  • Gregory Clarke designs sound for TWO INTO ONE at the Menier
  • Read Robert Lautner's ROAD TO RECKONING out now in hardback and kindle
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD (touring)
  • Buy THURSDAY'S CHILDREN by Nicci French, out now in hardback
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for THE ONLY WAY IS DOWNTON
  • Abbey Smith directs THE NOTORIOUS MRS EBBMITH at Jermyn Street Theatre

Client details

Ben Winston

Ben Winston

Director

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Agent
Michelle Archer
Assistant: Charlotte Fleming
020 3214 0946
About

Ben has produced and directed many television shows and films including “James Corden’s World Cup Live,” “This is Justin Bieber” (ITV1), "A Very JLS Christmas" "When Robbie Met James" (Sky 1). Last year Ben travelled across the world with Gary Barlow, after being requested by the Palace to make the official song for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The two men travelled across four continents finding musicians who could play on the song. Ben exec produced and directed the film "Gary Barlow: On Her Majesty's Service" while Gary wrote and produced the song. Both were a hit. The documentary was the most watched single documentary of the year, while the song "Sing" captured the hearts of the nation and remained at number 1 in the charts for three weeks.

Ben has also co-produced the Brits Awards for the last three years. For Comic Relief he has worked alongside James Corden creating, writing and directing many memorable Smithy sketches working with everyone from George Michael to Paul Macartney, David Beckham to Gordon Brown.

As a commercials and promo director his 2010 his advert for “A League Of There Own” won the gold award at Berlin Pro Max Awards. He also and also directed the 2011 Christmas Campaign and idents for BBC One, “Consider Yourself One Of Us,” and the award winning campaign for the Sport Relief mile. He has directed music videos for JLS, Gary Barlow and One Direction, winning an MTV VMA Moonman for his One Direction video "Best Song Ever."

He recently produced the blockbuster hit One Direction movie "This Is Us" which broke records around the globe. He also directed the 3D documentary movie, “JLS: Eyes Wide Open” which opened on over 400 screens across the UK. At the time it was the biggest grossing music UK cinema release of all time. His first film “In the Hands of the Gods” (Lionsgate) which he produced. The film became the widest release of a UK cinema documentary of all time. 

He is a partner at Fulwell 73, a production company he and three friends launched in 2007.

Film
ProductionCompanyNotes
JLS THE 3D MOVIE: EYES WIDE OPEN
(2011)
Fulwell 73/ Bikini FilmsDocumentary Feature.
Director.
Limited Release.
Took £500,000 on its first day.
ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US
(2013)
Fulwell 73 Documentary Feature
Producer
IN THE HANDS OF THE GODS
(2007)
Fulwell 73/ Greenwolf Films/ LionsgateBiggest release ever of a UK documentary.
Opened on 80 screens.
Producer.
Television
ProductionCompanyNotes
THIS IS JUSTIN BIEBER
(2013)
ITV1Producer
SMELLS LIKE FRIDAY NIGHT
(2013)
Fulwell 73/Channel 4Producer
ROBBIE WILLIAMS, ONE NIGHT AT THE PALLADIUM
(2013)
Fulwell 73/BBC1Producer
A VERY JLS CHRISTMAS
(2013)
Fulwell 73/Sky OneDirector

GARY BARLOW: ON HER MAJESTY'S SERVICE
(2012)
Fulwell 73/BBC1Director/Executive Producer
Documentary following Gary Barlow's tour of the Commonwealth on his mission to create a song for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee .
WHEN ROBBIE MET JAMES
(2012)
Fulwell 73/Sky OneDirector and Executive Producer
SMITHY SAVES COMIC RELIEF
(2011)
Fulwell 73/ BBC 1Sketch for Comic Relief.
Director and Co-writer.
With James Corden, George Michael, Keira Knightley, Paul McCartney and Gordon Brown, amongst others.
TAKE THAT: "FAKE THAT" BEHIND THE SCENES
(2011)
Fulwell 73/ Itunes/ BBC 1Sketch for Comic Relief.
Director.
With James Corden.
JAMES CORDEN'S WORLD CUP LIVE
(2010)
Fulwell 73/ ITV 1Exec Producer and VT Director.
SMITHY WINS COACH OF THE YEAR
(2010)
Fulwell 73/ BBC 1Sketch for Comic Relief.
Director and Co-writer.
With James Corden.
THIS IS JLS
(2010)
Fulwell 73/ ITV 1Producer and VT Director.
SMITHY MEETS THE ENGLAND TEAM
(2009)
Fulwell 73/ BBC 1Sketch for Comic Relief.
Director and Co-writer.
With James Corden, David Beckham and Frank Lampard, amongst others.
ONE DIRECTION: A YEAR IN THE MAKING
(2011)
Fulwell 73/ITV1Director
Documentary following One Direction during the 12 months between the X Factor finals of 2010 and the release of their debut album, Up All Night, at the end of 2011.
Promos
ProductionCompanyNotes
'LET ME GO' - GARY BARLOW
(2013)
Fulwell 73Director
'STORY OF MY LIFE' - ONE DIRECTION
(2013)
Fulwell 73Director

'BEST SONG EVER' - ONE DIRECTION
(2013)
Fulwell 73Director
* Winner of MTV Music Award, 2013
* Winner of Best British Video at the 2014 Brit Awards
'SING' - GARY BARLOW
(2012)
Fulwell 73Director
'ONE WAY OR ANOTHER' - ONE DIRECTON
(2013)
Fulwell 73Director
'PROUD' - JLS
(2012)
Fulwell 73Director
Commercials
ProductionCompanyNotes
BBC ONE CHRISTMAS
(2013)
BBC"Consider yourself one of us"
Director
BBC SPORT RELIEF
(2012)
BBC"Run the sport Relief Mile"
Director
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
(2010)
Sky OneWriter and Director.
* Winner: Gold Medal at ProMax Awards, Berlin, 2011
Other
ProductionCompanyNotes
LAUREUS SPORTS AWARDS
(2011)
Done and DustedWriter, Creative Producer and VT Director.
Sketches with Kevin Spacey.
MICHAEL MCINTYRE, "ONE MINUTE TO SHOW TIME"
(2013)
Tour films
TEACHERS: BEHIND THE SCENES
(2000)
Tiger Aspect/ C4Director.
For C4 DVDs.
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