Benjamin Green is an Emmy Award-winning and a BAFTA, RTS, NTA, and British Comedy Award nominated director of comedy and factual television programmes. With nearly a decade of television experience he has worked on scripted comedies, feature documentaries and everything in between. He is currently directing the new Carpool Karaoke for CBS and Apple Music.
Benjamin has worked across different genres producing factual programmes such as The Fight of My Life, The Real Hustle, Kill it Cook it Eat it. He has made hard hitting documentaries including filming and producing My Social Network Stalker for Channel 4’s True Stories strand. However, his true passion is comedy. Early he on in his career he worked on Urban Legends, Splitting Cells, Freezing, Green Green Grass and Mark Dolan’s The World and Me.
Benjamin is best known for his work directing and producing on all three series of Sky One’s flagship show An Idiot Abroad, which was Sky One’s highest rated show and has been sold worldwide to over 17 countries. An Idiot Abroad was nominated for BAFTA, RTS, NTA, and British Comedy award. Following on from its success, Benjamin series produced and directed The Moaning of Life, which saw Karl go solo without Ricky Gervais, and showed a more thoughtful side to his personality as he explored life’s big issues – marriage, kids, happiness, vocation, and death.
Benjamin has since gone on to develop comedy formats with Me and You Producitons, which included directing a pilot of The In Laws, starring Robbie Williams. Ben storylined and directed Nick Helm’s new comedy series Nick Helm – Heavy Entertainment, airing on BBC3 in early 2015. The series combines Nick’s stand up and a backstage mockumentary detailing the stresses of making the series.
Ben also oversaw five comedy shorts for Channel 4. The Complete History of YOLO, SEXTING and Legal Highs, with Rich Fulcher playing a professor trying unravel the history of modern phenomenon. Directors Cut saw Simon Balch recreate Die Hard in 3 minutes, cast from the streets of Tooting, And Bad dates: a real story of a bad date re- enacted by comedians.
In 2015, Ben teamed up with creators of BBC 3’s BAFTA winning show The Revolution will be Televised to direct a one off mockumentary special: Revolution Presents Democracy Dealers. This was a narrative piece featuring two fictional members of the coalition trying to win over the youth vote.
Ben’s Channel 4 pilot An Immigrants Guide to Britain was released in May 2015, followed by the popular Asian Provocateur on BBC3. As well as directing the second series of Asian Provocateur, Ben is developing a new comedy series with Nick Helm and has several other developments underway. He directed and produced Carpool Karaoke, the spin-off of James Corden’s viral hit, for Fulwell 73/Apple Music, for which he won an Emmy in 2018. He most recently directed Just Another Immigrant with Romesh Ranganathan for Showtime.
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- Date: 2017-2018Production (role): JUST ANOTHER IMMIGRANT (Director & Executive Producer)Company: Ranga Bee/ShowtimeProject details: 10x 30'
- Date: 2018Production (role): BRITISH AIRWAYS SAFETY VIDEO: COMIC RELIEF (Director & Writer)Company: MindseyeProject details:
- Date: 2018Production (role): ROMESH AND COMEDIANS... (Director & Producer)Company: Green Door/BBC3Project details: 6x 15'
- Date: 2016-2017Production (role): CARPOOL KARAOKE (Director & Producer)Company: CBS/Apple TVProject details: 16x 30'
- Date: 2015-2016Production (role): ASIAN PROVOCATEUR - Series 1 & 2 (Director & Executive Producer)Company: Green Bee Productions/BBCProject details: 12x 30'
- Date: 2015-2016Production (role): IMMIGRANT'S GUIDE TO BRITAIN (Director & Series Producer)Company: Rumpus Media/Channel 4Project details: 4x 30'
- Date: 2014-2015Production (role): THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED - SPECIAL (Director)Company: Hat Trick/BBCProject details: 1x 30'
- Date: 2014Production (role): CHANNEL 4 COMEDY SHORTS (Director)Company: Rumpus Media/Channel 4Project details: 5x 6'
- Date: 2014Production (role): NICK HELM'S HEAVY ENTERTAINMENT (Director)Company: BBCProject details: 6x 30'
- Date: 2014Production (role): THE CHORUS PILOT (Director)Company: Hat Trick/Channel 4Project details:
- Date: 2013 - 2014Production (role): MY LIFE AND DEVELOPMENT (Director)Company: Rumpus MediaProject details: 1x 30'
- Date: 2012-2013Production (role): THE MOANING OF LIFE (Director & Series Producer)Company: Me and You Productions/Sky1Project details: 5x 60'
- Date: 2012Production (role): AN IDIOT ABROAD 1-3 (Director & Producer)Company: Risk/Sky1Project details:
- Date: 2012Production (role): THE IN LAWS - PilotCompany: Me & You ProductionsProject details: