From morning to night, I live and breathe cinema.
Working on vintage super-8 film cameras, I shoot, edit & screen 'little' movies, creating everything by hand. It’s the same way my Dad made films, and now my own son has appeared in mine.
I want these analogue works to transport you to a world of fairytales, old-school horror & music, from outer space to lost home movies filmed beside the British seaside.
Most of my films aren't online. Because I love the experience of cinema, I prefer to show them at film festivals, art galleries & movie nights, so you can watch them projected onto a screen; live and in person. My latest, a sci-fi short called Stella Erratica, premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
I also work in the creative industry as an advertising, travel, copy writer & poet, publishing my work in newspapers, anthologies, online & in small-press magazines. My new poetry book, The Hospital, will be released by Cultured Llama in 2018.
I love travel, especially seeing the world by cruise ship, and I've published articles in the Telegraph, Cruise International, World of Crusing & many others under my married name, Ben Gibson. I'm the Senior staff writer for Saga Cruises, but am also available for freelance writing assignments...
I'm also a passionate film curator, and have just held another Kent Kino event for the Strangelove Festival 2017, screening the best short films from Kent-based directors. I have previously curated film events for the Canterbury Festival, Folkestone Triennial & Whitstable Biennale.