Ella Bennett

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Associate Agent: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Ella Bennett is an Afro-Caribbean British director based in London. She is a graduate of Ravensbourne and The Brit School for Performing Arts and Technology.

Her crowd-funded graduation short, LAST LEG won ‘Best Short’ at the London Independent Film Festival 2016 and broadcasted on London Live twice, in partnership with the BFI. SORE THUMB, STICK OUT, her first commissioned short, premiered on Channel 4’s Random Acts Channel and toured around the UK with Playback Festival in 2017. Her music based short, THE COMPOSER, premiered at Google UK during the ‘Black Googler’s Network’, in 2017. Ella recently directed DUST, made as part of a Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, NFTS, Screen Skills and EON Productions initiative (NFTS DIRECTORS DIVERSITY WORKSHOP) which is currently touring the film festival circuit. She is a recipient of the John Brabourne Award 2019.

Ella is currently developing her feature debut, BLUE MARBLE (BENEATH THE MIND), a psychological Thriller, which was shortlisted for the Film London Microwave Scheme in 2016 and later won the Junior European Talent Slate Award sponsored by WEP Films.

You can view Ella's showreel here

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BENEATH THE MIND

Feature film, developed through Film London

Short Films

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DUST

2019

NFTS

Short commissioned through the NFTS Directors Workshop Scheme Initiative.

2015

Ravensbourne

*Winner of Best Short at Latimer Talks Competition, 2015 (London)
*Winner of Best Short at London Independent Film Festival, 2016
Broadcasted on London Live in association with the Future Film Festival 2016
The Smalls Film Festival 2016 - NOMINATED - Best Drama Shorts
Crystal Palace International Film Festival London UK 2016
BFI Future Film Festival - Human Condition Programme 2016
Berlin Film Festival - Best European Talent Screening 2016
Victoria Film Festival - ConVerge for Youth 2016
‘New Directors, New Films Festival FEST 2015’, student programme, as part of the Ravensbourne student showcase. 2015
SCREENED NIGHTS, 2016 (London)
Rapport Film Festival - Random Shorts Programme
WOMEN OF THE LENS Festival, 2017

SORE THUMB, STICK OUT

Arts Council, Screen South, Fly Film

Playback Film Festival 2016 – 17
Commissioned by Arts Council in partnership with Screen South and Fly Film.
Premiered on Random Acts, Channel 4’s short film strand