Ben Sharrock is an award winning writer and director. Ben's debut feature film PIKADERO premiered at San Sebastian International Film Festival in September 2015 and through its festival run picked the prestigious 'Fipresci Award', 'Best International Feature Film' at Kiev International Film Festival, the 'Critic's Choice Award' at the Zurich Film Festival, and the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. He is currently working on his second feature, LIMBO, which is being funded by Film4 and Creative Scotland. Ben's previous short film work garnered four BAFTA New Talents, including 'Best Drama' and 'Best Writer' for PATATA TORTILLA in 2015.
Ben graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Arabic and Politics before attending Screen Academy Scotland where he graduated with an MA with Distinction in Film Directing. After working in the advertising industry in Dubai, Ben completed an MFA for which, he was awarded the Afford Scholarship and the outstanding achievement. Ben is represented for commercials by Pretzel Films and Freak Films.