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Ben Campbell

Ben began his journey in the world of editing while drumming in a band, initially working as a runner at Williams Editing, a prominent Soho-based company, under the guidance of Derek Williams. It was during this time that he had the opportunity to edit Kate Bush's music video for "King of the Mountain." His talent caught the attention of Steve Gandolfi, the founder of Cut+Run, who offered him a position as an assistant in 2005.

Ben's editing skills flourished, and he soon worked on two short films before collaborating with directing duo Leila & Damien de Blinkk on a project for Sony Vaio, featuring John Malkovich. His talent and potential were recognized when he ranked among the top three best young editors at The Boards First Awards in April 2008. As a result, he traveled to New York to receive this esteemed accolade. Shortly after, he was promoted to the position of a full editor.

Throughout his career, Ben's work has received acclaim at numerous festivals worldwide. In 2015, he was awarded a bronze LIA (London International Awards) for Best Editing for the highly acclaimed and multi-award-winning Rekorderlig commercial, "Silver Skater," directed by Andreas Nilsson. The commercial also received recognition from prestigious industry awards such as British Arrows, D&AD, Epica, Kinsale Sharks, Creative Circle, and Clio.

In 2018, Ben edited commercials that garnered widespread acclaim for renowned brands including Snickers, McDonald's, OVO Energy, VW, and Stella Artois. Notably, the Three "Phones Are Good" commercial, directed by Ian Pons Jewell, made multiple Ads of the Year lists and was hailed as the funniest ad of 2018 by Campaign magazine. Ben kicked off 2019 with another successful project, the comedic music video "Like a Bosch" for Bosch, which was featured in various Editor's Pick and Ad of the Day articles.

As a partner at Cut+Run, Ben plays a crucial role in guiding the editing house and its talented young staff, contributing to the continued success of the company year after year.


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