Ben Aston


Ben is a 27-year-old, London born filmmaker, raised in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Australia and Bath. His first stab at directing was a puppet show at the age of 11 that lasted so long as to require an intermission. It had dinosaurs. 

After graduating with a BA in Philosophy from Kings College London he spent a year freelancing, resulting in a nationally broadcast commercial that paid for his first term at the London Film School.

His mid-course film Dinner and a Movie was selected for Palm Springs, LSFF and Edinburgh Film Festival 2013, which named him a 'British Director of Tomorrow'.

His graduation film He Took His Skin Off For Me was awarded after premiering at the 2014 Palm Springs Shortfest and has been selected for the BFI LFF, FantasticFest and others. His online short Russian Roulette recently won the Jury Prize at Sundance London.


Ben Aston

MA Filmmaking
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United Kingdom

Graduation film

He Took His Skin Off For Me

The story of a man who takes his skin off for his girlfriend and why it probably wasn't the best idea…
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LFS Filmography

He Took His Skin Off For Me, CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR, Alexa, 11m, LFS, 2014
Russian Roulette, CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 5m, PaperEpic, 2014
Dinner and a Movie, CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR, Alexa, 14m, LFS, 2013
Formalities, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 4m, LFS, 2011
Whisper, CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD, 5m, PaperEpic, 2011