A multi-award-winning independent filmmaker with a devoted cult following, Ben Wheatley has been making films of a remarkably singular vision at an intimidating pace since his breakthrough feature debut “Down Terrace” in 2009.
2011’s “Kill List” and 2012’s “Sightseers” both swept the boards awards at festivals worldwide with ecstatic reviews. His phantasmagorical English Civil War film, “A Field In England”, hit theatres in the UK in summer 2013. In addition, his film “High Rise”, starring Jeremy Irons and Tom Hiddleston premiered at the Tribeca film festival in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim. “Free Fire” starring Brie Larson and Cilian Murphy closed the BFI London Film Festival in 2016.
Ben’s last feature was “Happy New Year, Colin Burstead”. Shot in ten-days, the film starred Charles Dance, Bill Paterson and Asim Chaudry, and premiered on the BBC in Christmas 2018, with a spin-off already being developed.
In addition to his genre-busting cinematic work, Ben has written and directed numerous TV comedies, including BBC3’s cult hit “Ideal”, “Shooting Stars”, “The Wrong Door” and “Modern Toss”. He has also directed episodes of the beyond-cult British sci-fi series “Dr. Who”, and is currently developing “Generation Z” a zombie-comedy series for Channel 4.
Ben has directed commercials for an array of global brands clients including Premier Inn, Durex, T-Mobile, and Heineken.
Ben is currently in post for Netflix’s forthcoming feature-length adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s “Rebecca” starring Armie Hammer, Lily James and Kristen Scott-Thomas which premieres this year.
His next feature project is “Tomb Raider 2” starring Alicia Vikander for Warner Bros. The film will premiere in theatres in 2021.