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Ben Chanan

Writer/Director

Credits

CURRENT
Production (role):
THE CAPTURE 2
Writer, Director & Executive Producer
Company:
Heyday/BBC1
Project details:
6x 60'
Production (role):
RAVERS WITH GUNS
Writer
Company:
Two & Two / AMC
Project details:
30' Pilot
Production (role):
YOU
Lead Writer and Executive Producer
Company:
Kudos/Sky
Project details:
8x 60'
Production (role):
THE GERMAN CHILD
Writer
Company:
Scott Free/Film Four
Project details:
Original Screenplay
TELEVISION
Production (role):
THE CAPTURE
Writer, Director & Executive Producer
Company:
Heyday/BBC1/AMC Peacock
Project details:
6x 60' Original Series

Starring Callum Turner, Holliday Grainger, Famke Janssen, Ron Perlman

"Ben Chanan’s surveillance thriller isn’t just one of the most cleverly plotted dramas of recent years – it’s also one of the most satisfying ... the most adult and interesting thriller on TV this year" - Sarah Hughes, The Guardian

"a narrative that arrived at its cliffhanger ending leaving seven days feeling like much too long till the next episode." - Chris Harvey, The Telegraph ****
Production (role):
THE MISSING (Series 2)
Director
Company:
New Pictures / Starz / BBC 2
Project details:
8 x 60' series

Starring David Morrissey, Keeley Hawes, Tchéky Karyo, Roger Allam
Production (role):
THE LAST KINGDOM
Director
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):
THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR
Director
Company:
Raw/Channel 4
Project details:
90' Counter-Factual Drama
Production (role):
OUR WORLD WAR
Director
Company:
Hardy Films / BBC
Project details:
1 x 60' episode Written by Joe Barton

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
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
Director
Company:
Raw TV / National Geographic
Project details:
50' special
Production (role):
BANGED UP ABROAD
Director
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
Director
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
Director
Company:
Minnow Films / Channel 4
Project details:
60'
Production (role):
OUR CRIME: ATTACKED
Director
Company:
Minnow Films / BBC 3
Project details:
60'
Production (role):
THE HOSTAGE TAPES: LIVE TV SIEGE
Director
Company:
Firefly Productions / Channel 4
Project details:
50'
Production (role):
GUNS ARE COOL
Director
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
Director
Company:
Firecracker Films for Channel 4 ()
Project details:
50’ observational documentary
Production (role):
THE YOUNGEST DJ
Director
Company:
Ideal World Productions for Channel 4 (50 minutes)
Project details:
50’ observational documentary

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE CAPTURE 2
    Writer, Director & Executive Producer
    Company: Heyday/BBC1
    Project details: 6x 60'
  • Production (role): RAVERS WITH GUNS
    Writer
    Company: Two & Two / AMC
    Project details: 30' Pilot
  • Production (role): YOU
    Lead Writer and Executive Producer
    Company: Kudos/Sky
    Project details: 8x 60'
  • Production (role): THE GERMAN CHILD
    Writer
    Company: Scott Free/Film Four
    Project details: Original Screenplay
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE CAPTURE
    Writer, Director & Executive Producer
    Company: Heyday/BBC1/AMC Peacock
    Project details: 6x 60' Original Series

    Starring Callum Turner, Holliday Grainger, Famke Janssen, Ron Perlman

    "Ben Chanan’s surveillance thriller isn’t just one of the most cleverly plotted dramas of recent years – it’s also one of the most satisfying ... the most adult and interesting thriller on TV this year" - Sarah Hughes, The Guardian

    "a narrative that arrived at its cliffhanger ending leaving seven days feeling like much too long till the next episode." - Chris Harvey, The Telegraph ****
  • Production (role): THE MISSING (Series 2)
    Director
    Company: New Pictures / Starz / BBC 2
    Project details: 8 x 60' series

    Starring David Morrissey, Keeley Hawes, Tchéky Karyo, Roger Allam
  • Production (role): THE LAST KINGDOM
    Director
    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): THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR
    Director
    Company: Raw/Channel 4
    Project details: 90' Counter-Factual Drama
  • Production (role): OUR WORLD WAR
    Director
    Company: Hardy Films / BBC
    Project details: 1 x 60' episode Written by Joe Barton

    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
    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
    Director
    Company: Raw TV / National Geographic
    Project details: 50' special
  • Production (role): BANGED UP ABROAD
    Director
    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
    Director
    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
    Director
    Company: Minnow Films / Channel 4
    Project details: 60'
  • Production (role): OUR CRIME: ATTACKED
    Director
    Company: Minnow Films / BBC 3
    Project details: 60'
  • Production (role): THE HOSTAGE TAPES: LIVE TV SIEGE
    Director
    Company: Firefly Productions / Channel 4
    Project details: 50'
  • Production (role): GUNS ARE COOL
    Director
    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
    Director
    Company: Firecracker Films for Channel 4 ()
    Project details: 50’ observational documentary
  • Production (role): THE YOUNGEST DJ
    Director
    Company: Ideal World Productions for Channel 4 (50 minutes)
    Project details: 50’ observational documentary