Ben Lankester | UK


Ben is a London-based director, writer and photographer who has spent the last decade travelling worldwide — working within film, commercials, music and television.

In commercials Ben has worked on international campaigns for brands as diverse as Jaguar Land Rover, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and KitchenAid. His automotive and luxury product work includes ads for both TAG Heuer and Aston Martin, while his short drama for Network Rail – central to the award-winning campaign ‘You vs. Train’ – dramatised a real life case to create a moving depiction of the dangers faced by young people trespassing on the railway.

Most recently Ben’s auto-fiction short film ‘Who’s Counting?’ — made in partnership with UK pregnancy charity Tommy’s — saw him channel his own experiences with miscarriage into an advocacy drama telling the story of a couple who have to endure the emotional and physical trauma of successive losses before they can receive support. The film – winner of Best Video Campaign and the Chair Award at The Drum Awards for Social Purpose, Best Short Film at Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival, Best Drama at the Performance Short Film Competition, recipient of a Silver at CICLOPE International Festival of Craft and a finalist at the British Short Film Awards – led to Tommy’s creating the ‘Record of Loss’, the first attempt to count the number of miscarriages in the UK.