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Mr Benjamin Mallaby

Mr Benjamin Mallaby

mallabyb@lsbu.ac.uk

Film and Media

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I am a twice BAFTA nominated comedy director with a recent BBC3 pilot Please Help receiving a nomination in the 2022 TV BAFTAs. I was nominated in 2014 for short film Island Queen. I have also directed work for ITV2 and Comedy Central. I'm represented for Film and TV by Casarotto, and for adverts by Merman with co-director Rachel Stubbings as BARBARA

In my role as Associate Professor I specialise in filmmaking with an emphasis on developing short films, professional opportunities and post production apprenticeships.

I'm currently engaged in a PHD researching into streaming, performance and audience participation. My research focuses on comedy and the function of practice as research. I've recently delivered papers at Queen Margaret University, the University of Bedfordshire and LSBU.

I regularly talk on professional panels including the BBC Comedy Festival, Sundance London, Aesthetica Film Festival, Short Com Industry Day at the Edinburgh Fringe, and at the London Comedy Film Festival.

At the BFI Future Film Festival I sat on a panel titled 'How to make money and get by'.

I deliver a number of filmmaking classes for BECTU and the Actor's Cafe, for charity East Side Trust and at a number of universities such as the University of Warwick and the University of Gloucestershire. I've also mentored on schemes such as 'Shortflix', which was run by Creative England and Sky Arts.

I host a number of comedy film nights across London including 'Up Close and Personal With Mister Tibbs' and 'Shooting the Breeze.'

Courses taught

Film and Television Practice - BA (Hons)

Post Production Technical Operator Apprenticeship

Editing and Post Production (EPP) - MA

Doctoral Candidate

London South Bank University - School of Art and Creative Industries

2020
PGCHE

University of Gloucesterhisre

2008
2009
MA - Television Production

Bournemouth University

2005
2006
BA(Hons) Professional Video

University of Gloucestershire

2002
2005
Fellow of the Higher Education Authority

HEA

2009
Senior Lecturer
Ravensbourne

2012
2016
Education
Senior Lecturer
University of Gloucestershire

2008
2012
Education
Comedy Director
Freelance

2006
Commercial/industry
FunderYear wonProjectRole
European Social Fund 2021ESF Higher Level Skills (Central London Forward and West London Alliance)Co-Investigator
Bournemouth University
External examiner

Editing and Post Production

September 2019
Prizes, awards, and accolades

Best Short Film BAFTA Nomination (Jan 2014)

BAFTA


Best Documentary (Aug 2019)

National Film Awards


Winner of the Audience Award (May 2015)

Leeds International Film Festival


Winner of the Audience Award (Jul 2014)

European Independent Film Festival


Best Short Form Programme BAFTA Nomination (Feb 2022)

TV BAFTA