Film

I have acted in and written various short films including the animated short, Waiting for Dogot (Kino02 – Best Animation), and the short film, Good Boy, starring Reece Shearsmith (League of Gentleman) and Jessica Hynes (W1A, Doctor Who, Spaced).

Good Boy

A dog show with a difference

Directors
Blake and Dylan Ritson
Writers
Dylan Ritson and Ben Manley
Cast (in order of appearance)
Jessica Hynes, Reese Sheersmith, Hayley Carmichael, Hamish McColl, Emily Bruni, David Sant, Natalie Grady, John Nicholson, Hattie Morahan, Ben Manley, Joanna Page, Nicholas Burns, Anna Carteret.

Out of Time (2004)

A surreal, modern allegory about love, lies, and the dangers of false advertising

Clip (Vimeo)

Directors
Blake and Dylan Ritson
Writer
Dylan Ritson
Cast (in order of appearance)
Mark Heap, Raquel Cassidy, Anna Carteret, Maisey Plumstead, Hattie Morahan, Peter Guinness, Ben Manley, Douglas Hodge.
Awards
Global Audience Award, 1st CON-CAN Movie Festival
Synopsis
Charlie is in trouble – he has woken up to discover that his mouth is moving out of sync with his words. We follow his race to find a cure, attend a meeting, and patch up things with his girlfriend - all whilst trying to hide the bizarre affliction. A surreal, modern allegory about love, lies, and the dangers of false advertising.

Birdman (2004)

A birdman longs to take to the skies, but what would he sacrifice to make his dream come true?

Clip (Vimeo)

Director
Rebecca Manley
Writer
Ben Manley
Cast
Ben Manley
Awards
Shortlisted for straight8 2004 and screened at The Other Cinema, as part of the Soho Shorts festival.
Further info

Birdman was shot in one take for the straight8 film-making competition.