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Ben Blaine

Director, Writer

The Blaine Brothers

(works with Chris Blaine)

Award winning writer-director duo. Short films & sketches for FILM4 and the BBC, BIFA Nominated, BAFTA shortlisted, Guiding Lights mentees, Retrospectivised at the ICA, Screen International “Stars of Tomorrow” sometime before yesterday.

TV

APPLECROSS (Calamity Films) Current
Treatment for an original series

GORILLA WITH WINGS (Sundance TV) Current
Treatment for an original series

FILM

THE PAINTER (Cassandra Sigsgaard) Current
Original Screenplay

NINA FOREVER (98’, prod: Cassandra Sigsgaard) 2015
World Premiere SXSW 2015
Stars Fiona O’Saughnessy (Utopia), Cian Barry (Our Boys), Abigail Hardingham, DavidTroughton, Elizabeth Elvin, Sean Verey.

LE CORSAIRE (101’. prod: Emily Beecher & Ben Blaine) 2014
English National Ballet’s hit show starring Alina Cojocaru, Vadim Muntagirov & Yonah Acosta. Made for cinema, VOD and BluRay.

0507 (2’, devised with cast from an idea by Cariad Lloyd) 2011
Stars Cariad Lloyd & Fraser Millward.
Nominated: Best Short Film, British Independent Film Awards 2011
Winner: CrankCookie Award, CrankCookie Short Film Festival, Germany 2011
Nominated: Christopher Wetzel Award, Just For Laughs, USA 2011

HALLO PANDA (30’, prod: Quinny Sacks & Barrington Paul Robinson) 2006
Made with the support of Film4 and the UK Film Council through Cinema Extreme. Stars Benedict Wong
Winner: Best Dramatic Short Film, International Sweet Onion Film Festival 2007
Winner: Best Short Film, Film-makers International Film Festival 2008
Nominated: Best Film Under 30mins, International Film Festival South Africa 2008
Nominated: Best Film Under 35mins, Swansea Life Film Festival 2008
Nominated: Best Actor Benedict Wong and Best Supporting Actor, Film-Makers International Film Festival 2008

DEATH OF THE REVOLUTION (6’, prod: Quinny Sacks & Barrington Paul Robinson) 2005
Made with the kind support of Wandsworth Film Office, Film London, Jonathan Ross, Anthony Horowitz, Jill Green, Simon Callow and Alan Rickman.
Nominated: Best British Short Edinburgh International Film Festival 2006
Nominated: European Prix UIP 2006, BOBs Film London Awards 2007

FREE SPEECH (5’ prod: Barrington Paul Robinson) 2004-5
Starring Danny Dyer and Jacqueline Oceane
Winner: Best Actress at the Shooting People Shoot Out Awards 2005
Nominated: BBC New Film-Makers Award 2007
Nominated: Best Film, Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival 2004
Shortlisted: Best Short Film TCM Classic Shorts 2004, ‘Best Of The Fest’ KinoFilm Festival Manchester 2005, ‘Best of UK Shorts’ Leeds International Film Festival 2004,‘Top 25 Shorts’ Times Online, ‘One To Watch’ Total Film

EARLY SHORT FILMS

POUR UN TEMPS (5’, prod: Emily Beecher) 2004
Part-funded by Richard Curtis, screened at Halloween Film Festival.
Shortlisted: top six in Paris 48Hr Filmmaking Challenge
Runner Up: Best Short Film Wood Green Film Festival 2005

MAKING JUICE: The Making of Juice (10’, prod: Emily Beecher) 2002
Screened at Halloween Film Festival.
Top 10 in first ever 48hr Filmmaking Challenge

OLD MAN DIES (10’) 2002
Supported by the British Council, screened at California Independent, Fargo International, Halloween and Mikrokino Film Festivals.

BURNT BERNARD (10’) 2001
Screened Sutton, Kent, Wood Green, Halloween, Northampton Film Festivals and Papa New Guinea British Films Tour.

RUSSELL SQUARE (17’) 2000
Supported by British Council. Commended York Film Festival, screened at Dresden, Kino, Play!, Halloween, Wood Green Film Festivals and Papa New Guinea British Films Tour.

CROWD SCENE FOR EXISTENTIALISTS (7’) 1998
Screened at Edinburgh International.

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