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Mr Benjamin Mallaby

Mr Benjamin Mallaby

mallabyb@lsbu.ac.uk

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I am an Associate Professor on the Film Practice course in the School of Creative Arts and Industries. I joined in 2016 having previously worked at Ravensbourne and the University Of Gloucestershire.

I specialise in filmmaking with an emphasis on developing short films, professional opportunities and post production apprenticeships.

As a freelancer I work exclusively in comedy. I am represented for film and TV by Casarotto, and for adverts by Merman with co-director Rachel Stubbings as BARBARA. I've directed work for BBC3, ITV2 and Comedy Central and I was nominated for a BAFTA in 2014 for short film Island Queen.

I'm currently engaged in my PHD researching into Building a Comedy Brand using Networked Technology. 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 'Routes into the Industry' at Aesthetica Film Festival, 'Directing Comedy' at the 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 also sat on panels for The Smalls Film Festival and Sundance London.

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 a 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.'

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