Ben Young is an award winning writer/director who began his career acting for screen at the age of 12.

He completed a Bachelor of Arts at Curtin University in 2003 and a Master of Screen Studies at the WA Screen Academy in 2005. He has since directed music videos, commercials, fashion film, and written and/or directed series television.

His 2016 feature debut HOUNDS OF LOVE was funded through ScreenWest’s West Coast Visions, produced by Factor 30 Films starring Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummins and Stephen Curry. It had its world premiere at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, picking up a prize for Best Actress in a Debut Film (Venice Days), and received 9 AACTA award nominations including Best Film and Best Direction.

Ben’s second film EXTINCTION premiered on Netflix in 2018 starring Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan.

He recently completed directing a block of Netflix’s CLICKBAIT for Tony Ayres Productions. He is currently attached to direct a number of international projects and has several local and international projects in development.


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