Ben Saunders/ Director
CommercialsJim Beam / Barrel to Bondi The Age / Cabbie Canon / Tru Capture Caltex / Bubbles AFL / Septopia Earth Choice / Marine Big M / Monuments Lipton / Switch VB / Symphony
Ben’s been directing TVC’s for 8.25 years & in that time has worked with cars, banks, cameras, undies, beer & ice cream. Starting out as a photographer, he made the switch to the moving image through his critically acclaimed work directing music videos for the likes of Eskimo Joe, Paul Kelly & Birds of Tokyo.
With an obvious cinematic sensibility & a passion for strong visual imagery, his in camera approach often sees him take on the challenge of merging the worlds of live action and VFX. With a love of the casting process & its opportunity to meet some of the strange people that live in our world, Ben’s work continues to evolve around his passion for capturing a moment.
He still enjoys directing music videos and has won both an ARIA & a Golden Guitar for best music video, a rare double & as Ben says “a bit like winning the Brownlow & the Magarey Medals”.