Ben Quinn

Ben is an  award winning commercials director. He creates  beautiful films with natural and  evocative performances at their heart.

Ben began his career building sets for the soap opera Home and Away to fund his fledgling career in music.  In 1997, Ben arrived in the UK with his terrible band, a record deal and a suitcase full of heady dreams.  They broke up on arrival.

With no music to play he turned to his other great love, film and began working on documentaries for the BBC including Horizon and The Human Body. This experience has shaped Ben's style of film-making, the imagery often raw, the performances always powerfully real. 

 In 2008 he created a spot for humanitarian project The Elders' that on first screening drew a standing ovation from the room that included Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Jimmy Carter. A year later Ben worked with Nicholas Hoult, Michelle Ryan, Emilia Fox, Joanna Page and Goldie on the Samantha Morton’s "Help Give Them a Voice" campaign for the COI.

Throughout 2010/11 Ben worked with Ralph Fiennes on the actor and director's adaptation of Coriolanus. Ben assisted Fiennes in his development and realisation of the film and went on to direct the second unit in Serbia.   Fiennes said thank you with a recurring role - you can see Ben filming the news events throughout the film.

He has directed campaigns for Nike, Met Police , Fosters, Reebok, Mazda, Coke, Chevrolet, Subaru, Panera, Samsung and many other brands across the world.

Ben’s short film I Missed my Mother’s Funeral starring Brian Cox and shot by the great cinematographer Barry Ackroyd played to great acclaim in festivals across the world and was shortlisted for a BAFTA.

In 2017 Ben's film for Dicks Sporting goods about the Fifth Ward Saints, a youth football team in Houston Texas won many awards including and AICP and a Clio.  It's part of his ongoing commitment to use advertising as a powerful tool to make a difference.

Ben now lives in Venice, CA and is currently working with his friend and mentor Walter Campbell on a film set in Belfast in the 1970's.