Ben Slotover was born in 1971 in London and has been making films since wielding the family super-8 as a child. He started making shorts on video while at University in Dublin and helped arrange several festivals, screenings and co-founded the college TV station.
After university, he worked on 3rd unit camera, Video playback and runner for large scale film and TV productions before branching off into the film exhibition world. With his writing/production partner Paul Elliott, he founded The Blunt Club, a regular show of comedy shorts and live comedy, which they took to the Edinburgh festival in 2004.
In 2000 Ben directed the first of the successful 'Jim and Heinz' shorts with Vienna-based Peter Waldeck. These shorts have been shown at festivals worldwide and have won awards, including two at the London Short Film Festival, one at the Disposable Film Festival in San Francisco and the Renderyard film challenge.
As well as the 'Jim and Heinz’ films Ben has written two feature screenplays, the most recent of which, 'Mick' is currently in pre-production as a low budget feature to be shot on Hi-Def video. One short film based on the 'Mick' screenplay 'Training Daljinder' has been recently finished and is currently touring the film festival circuit.
Whilst working on his films, Ben has also made a series of instructional 'Zero budget filmmaking tips' films, originally commissioned by BBC Scotland which have proved consistently popular on the internet and at live shows alike. Ben has also made several films in 3D using a process he invented himself.