Director, Motion Graphics Ben Milner

 

Ben has been making films for over 15 years, but it was back in 2003 when he joined the Parkour/freerunning group UrbanFreeflow that things really took off - literally!

Ben worked behind the camera directing and editing shoots of the team, including a documentary for the Extreme Sports Channel that was shown all across Europe. This documentary helped in the decision of Channel 4 to include the team in the documentary ‘Jump Britain’ that lead to their future success.

In front of the camera, as a professional freerunner, Ben starred in multiple commercials all over the world for clients like British Telecom, Snickers & Toyota. Ben’s experience on set also includes stunt work on feature films such as “Breaking & Entering”, directed by the late Oscar winning Anthony Minghella and starring Jude Law. Ben was even immortalised as his own video game character on the Playstation game, “Freerunning”.

Outside of the Freerunning world, Ben’s film work has been focused around the music industry. His flair for beat driven editing and dynamic camera work is now fused with his motion graphic designer and visual fx skills.

Career highlights include touring with Razorlight and the Arctic Monkeys as a camera operator and directing Imogen Heap in concert at the Roundhouse in London. Ben also provided an animated backdrop for Razorlights UK tour that the Times newspaper described as ‘Epic‘.

Working with Silvertip Films for many years has seen Ben direct, film, edit and animate on multiple projects. Recent contributions include animation work for Born Free, filming at the Plum Jam VW Camper festival and many more projects.

Ben's favourite film is Almost Famous.