Ben Smith

Production designer

With four feature film credits as Production Designer to his name, not to mention dozens of commercials for brands such as Gucci, L’Oreal, Dove, Shell, Toyota and McDonalds, as well as Art Director credits on hit tv dramas ‘Vera’ and ‘Hollow Crown’, Ben’s experience in the art department can truly be said to be rounded. Well liked and well regarded by all who have worked with him, he’s now looking to expand his reach further by designing more features as well as episodic television.

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Selected credits

dateproductiondirector / producer / production company
feature films:
as production designer:
2016ANNATimur Bekmambetov / Rick Sobalvarro / Sapphire Films
2016DUSTY AND MEBetsan Morris Evans / Barry Filby, Alan Latham / GSP Studios
Cast: Luke Newberry, Genevieve Gaunt, Iain Glen, Ian Hart, Lesley Sharp
2016WAITING FOR YOUCharles Garrad / Simon Bosanquet, Chris Curling / Zephyr Films
Cast: Colin Morgan, Fanny Ardant, Audrey Bastien, Abdelkrim
2014HAMMER OF THE GODSFarren Blackburn / Rupert Preston, Huberta Von Liel / Vertigo Films
Cast: Charlie Bewley, Clive Standen, James Cosmo, Elliot Cowan
as supervising art director:
2013BELLEAmma Asante / Damian Jones, Albert Sharpe / DJ Films
2010MADE IN DAGENHAMNigel Cole / Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley / Audley Films
as art director:
2012QUARTETDustin Hoffman / Finola Dwyer, Stewart Mackinnon / Headline Pictures
2009AN EDUCATIONLone Scherfig / Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey / BBC Films
2008MY TALKS WITH DEAN SPANLEYToa Fraser / Alan Harris, Matthew Metcalfe / Atlantic Film Productions
2006THE QUEENStephen Frears / Andy Harries, Christine Langan, Tracey Seaward / PathŽ Pictures International
2005THESE FOOLISH THINGSJulia Taylor-Stanley / Paul Sarony / Micro Fusion 2004-4
television:
as art director:
2012THE HOLLOW CROWNThea Sharrock, Rupert Goold, Richard Eyre / Rupert Ryle-Hodges / Neal Street Productions
2011VERAPaul Whittington, Farren Blackburn, Peter Hoar / Elaine Collins / ITV
2010SPIRIT WARRIORSJon East, Matt King / Nick Pitt / BBC
2006ROCKET MANJames Strong, Jane Prowse, Jon East / Philip Leach / BBC
2004WHOSE BABY?Rebecca Frayn / Simon Passmore / Granada Television
2004KEEN EDDIELeslie Libman, Paul Shapiro, Bryan Spicer, Tony Bill, Michael Engler / Andi Bushell, Mark Cooper, Jib Polhemus / Frequency Films

References

‘Ben brings energy, passion and highly original creative thinking to every project he tackles. His focus is story and character and as a result the worlds he creates are rich with authenticity.’

Farren Blackburn. Director – Shut In, Hammer Of The Gods, Daredevil, Luther, The Fades

‘As a Director I have worked with Ben on numerous commercials and my recent feature film Dusty and Me. He is without doubt one of the most creative and imaginative Designers I have worked with. Whatever the budget he always delivers more than I expect. I cannot praise him enough.’

Betsan Morris Evans. Director