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Ben Chanan

Director

Credits

CURRENT
Production (role):
THE CAPTURE (Writer & Director)
Company:
Heyday/BBC1
Project details:
6x 60'
TELEVISION
Production (role):
THE MISSING (Series 2)
Company:
New Pictures / Starz / BBC 2
Project details:
Director of 8 x 60' series

Production (role):
THE LAST KINGDOM
Company:
NBC Carnival / BBC 2 / BBC America
Project details:
2 x 60' episodes
Production (role):
CYBERBULLY (Director / Co-Writer)
Company:
Raw / Channel 4 (TV Movie)
Project details:
Starring Maisie Williams

“5 stars: A cyber-thriller Hitchcock would have loved” The Times

“I couldn't, daren’t pull myself away from the screen” The Observer

“Fantastically menacing” The Guardian
Production (role):
OUR WORLD WAR
Company:
Hardy Films / BBC 3
Project details:
1 x 60' episode

Winner of the 2015 RTS award for History

Nominated for a 2015 BAFTA for Best Mini-Series
Production (role):
BLACKOUT (Director & Co-Writer)
Company:
Raw / Channel 4 (TV Movie)
Project details:
90' counter-factual drama

“Blackout is superb – one of the most original, powerful and convincing dramas in years” The Times

“Blackout is great fun…put together with gleeful, rapacious relish” Time Out
Production (role):
LOCKED UP ABROAD: THE REAL MIDNIGHT EXPRESS
Company:
Raw TV / National Geographic
Project details:
50' special
Production (role):
BANGED UP ABROAD
Company:
Raw TV / Five / National Geographic (3 Episodes)
Project details:
3 x 50’ drama-documentary
DOCUMENTARY
Production (role):
THE PLOT TO BRING DOWN BRITAIN’S PLANES
Company:
Raw / Channel 4
Project details:
90'

“…brilliantly directed.” The Independent

“A documentary so well-made that… it felt almost too short.” New Statesman

Winner of the 2013 BAFTA TV Award for Best Director (Factual)

Nominated for an 2013 RTS award
Production (role):
TRUE STORIES: AMERICA’S ANIMAL HOARDER
Company:
Minnow Films / Channel 4
Project details:
60'
Production (role):
OUR CRIME: ATTACKED
Company:
Minnow Films / BBC 3
Project details:
60'
Production (role):
THE HOSTAGE TAPES: LIVE TV SIEGE
Company:
Firefly Productions / Channel 4
Project details:
50'
Production (role):
GUNS ARE COOL
Company:
Raw TV / Channel 4
Project details:
50' presenter-led documentary

Winner of RTS Educational Award (14-19 yr category)

Nominated for Screen Nation award for diversity in Factual TV
Production (role):
LOCK UP YOUR SONS
Company:
Firecracker Films for Channel 4 ()
Project details:
50’ observational documentary
Production (role):
THE YOUNGEST DJ
Company:
Ideal World Productions for Channel 4 (50 minutes)
Project details:
50’ observational documentary

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE CAPTURE (Writer & Director)
    Company: Heyday/BBC1
    Project details: 6x 60'
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE MISSING (Series 2)
    Company: New Pictures / Starz / BBC 2
    Project details: Director of 8 x 60' series

  • Production (role): THE LAST KINGDOM
    Company: NBC Carnival / BBC 2 / BBC America
    Project details: 2 x 60' episodes
  • Production (role): CYBERBULLY (Director / Co-Writer)
    Company: Raw / Channel 4 (TV Movie)
    Project details: Starring Maisie Williams

    “5 stars: A cyber-thriller Hitchcock would have loved” The Times

    “I couldn't, daren’t pull myself away from the screen” The Observer

    “Fantastically menacing” The Guardian
  • Production (role): OUR WORLD WAR
    Company: Hardy Films / BBC 3
    Project details: 1 x 60' episode

    Winner of the 2015 RTS award for History

    Nominated for a 2015 BAFTA for Best Mini-Series
  • Production (role): BLACKOUT (Director & Co-Writer)
    Company: Raw / Channel 4 (TV Movie)
    Project details: 90' counter-factual drama

    “Blackout is superb – one of the most original, powerful and convincing dramas in years” The Times

    “Blackout is great fun…put together with gleeful, rapacious relish” Time Out
  • Production (role): LOCKED UP ABROAD: THE REAL MIDNIGHT EXPRESS
    Company: Raw TV / National Geographic
    Project details: 50' special
  • Production (role): BANGED UP ABROAD
    Company: Raw TV / Five / National Geographic (3 Episodes)
    Project details: 3 x 50’ drama-documentary
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE PLOT TO BRING DOWN BRITAIN’S PLANES
    Company: Raw / Channel 4
    Project details: 90'

    “…brilliantly directed.” The Independent

    “A documentary so well-made that… it felt almost too short.” New Statesman

    Winner of the 2013 BAFTA TV Award for Best Director (Factual)

    Nominated for an 2013 RTS award
  • Production (role): TRUE STORIES: AMERICA’S ANIMAL HOARDER
    Company: Minnow Films / Channel 4
    Project details: 60'
  • Production (role): OUR CRIME: ATTACKED
    Company: Minnow Films / BBC 3
    Project details: 60'
  • Production (role): THE HOSTAGE TAPES: LIVE TV SIEGE
    Company: Firefly Productions / Channel 4
    Project details: 50'
  • Production (role): GUNS ARE COOL
    Company: Raw TV / Channel 4
    Project details: 50' presenter-led documentary

    Winner of RTS Educational Award (14-19 yr category)

    Nominated for Screen Nation award for diversity in Factual TV
  • Production (role): LOCK UP YOUR SONS
    Company: Firecracker Films for Channel 4 ()
    Project details: 50’ observational documentary
  • Production (role): THE YOUNGEST DJ
    Company: Ideal World Productions for Channel 4 (50 minutes)
    Project details: 50’ observational documentary
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