Benham Gooder

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Grade levels – Series Producer, Edit Producer, Producer/Director, Screen-writer, V/O artist. Genres – Factual, Documentary, Drama, Corporate, Music video. Broadcasters: BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, Sky, UK Living, Nat Geo, Discovery.

AMPAS (Oscars) shortlist for Best Short Film – ‘A Fairy Story’ 2001
Kodak/BAFTA Short Film Showcase (Silver) – ‘A Fairy Story’ 2001
Cannes Film Festival (selected) – ‘A Fairy Story’ 2001
Cannes Film Festival (selected) – ‘Shrink’ 2002
The Screen International/Oscar Moore screenwriting prize – ‘A Fine Line’ 2002
Best Arts Documentary, Financial Times, ‘Eric Hebborn – Portrait of a Master Forger’ Omnibus for BBC1. 1991

Development Experience
SONY/BBC 3D camera course 2010
Screenwriting courses (Arista, John Truby, Robert McKee, Raindance)
Directing drama – NFTS short course
AVID editing intermediate – NFTS short course

International qualifications
US/UK dual national , Spoken Italian
Foreign filming experience in 3 continents

Specialist knowledge
Art, literature, Music, History, Film, Screenwriting
Other skills
Camera operator, Sound recordist, Photographer, Power point, Car and motorcycle driving license, NAUI qualified diver.
Feature film Screenwriter (‘Knowledge of Angels’, ‘A Fine Line’, ‘Cenotaph Corner’, ‘Splash, Crash and China Bright’)


Director, Tricky Film Productions Ltd.

Director, The Newby Trust Ltd. (Charity)

Trustee, Cambridge House, Youth Centre, Camberwell (Charity)

Trustee, The David Henderson Memorial Scholarship, Cambridge University


1981 –1984: Magdalene College, Cambridge University.  BA, MA. English. Grade: 2:1 Bedales School, Petersfield 


July –September 2014, Edit Producer, ‘Who’d be a Billionaire?’, Thinking Violets for Sky Living
June – July 2014, Producer/Director, ‘Masterpiece 2014’, Masterpiece, London

June – Dec 2013, Series Producer, ‘Secrets of the Scammers’ & ‘Secrets of the pickpockets Abroad’, RDF for C4
Nov –March 2013, Series Producer,  ‘Secrets of Shoplifters’ & ‘Secrets of Pickpockets’, RDF TV for C4

March to Oct 2012 , Producer&Director, ‘Spice Trip’ (1 x 60’) ,Alchemy TV for C4

Jan to March 2012, Edit Producer,  ‘Two Greedy Italians’ (2 x 60’) , Fresh One Productions for BBC2

Oct to Dec 2011, Senior Producer, Dinner Date’ Series 3, Hat trick productions for ITV1,

June to Oct 2011, Edit Producer, ‘Gold Rush’ (Ep 4, Season 2) 1 x 1hr, Hat trick Productions for ITV.

May to June 2011, Series Producer,, ‘Dinner Date’ 10 x 47’, Hat trick Productions for ITV

March to May 2011, Series Editor,  ‘Celebrity 5 go to Capetown’ 5 x 47’and ‘Celebrity 5 go to Lanzarote’. 5 x 47’ , Zodiak Television for C4

Dec 2010 to March 2011, Edit Producer , ‘Nice Day for a Greek Wedding’ 5 x 47’, RDF Television for UK Living

Oct to Dec 2010 ,Edit producer,  ‘Oz & Hugh: Raise the Bar’ 4 x 60’, RDF Television for BBC2

Sep to Sep 2010,Producer, ‘Celebrity Grime Fighters’ 1 x 60’, HCA Entertainment for ITV1

March to June 2010, Series Director, ‘Men Brewing Badly’ 5 x 60’ , HCA Entertainment ITV 4

Jan to April 2010, Series Director, ‘The Real Filth Fighters’ 17x 30’ , HCA Entertainment for Sky Real Lives

April to July 2009,  Series Editor, Producer&Director, Series Writer, V/O Artist, ‘Ladette to Lady’ (series 2) 6 x 60’, RDF Television for Channel 9, Australia

Oct to Dec 2008, Series Editor, Producer&Director, Series Writer, V/O Artist,‘Ladette to Lady’ (Series 1) 6 x 60’ , RDF Television for Channel 9, Aus. & ITV 1)

May to July 2008,  Executive Producer/Director, ‘The Exhibition’ 1 x 60’, Gooder/Mankowitz prods (TV pilot)

March to April 2008,Edit producer,  ‘The Class of 2008’ 8 x 23’, Monkey Kingdom for BBC 1

Sept to Oct 2007,Edit Producer, ‘ Wife Swap’ 4 x 60’,  RDF television for Channel 4

March to August 2007, Producer/Director, Script editor, Ladette to Lady’ (Series 3) 5 x 60’ , RDF Television for ITV1

an to March 2007 ,Producer/Director, ‘The Wolf Inside’ 1 x 60’ Tricky Films Productions , Dist.RDF Sales

July to Dec 2006,Producer/Director, ‘ Whale Attack’ for ‘Wild Adventures’ 1 x 60’ , Tigress (Bristol) For Nat Geo and FIVE

Jan to July 2006, Producer/Director , ‘The Musical Genius’ for ‘Extraordinary People’ 1 x 60’, Discovery and FIVE.

May to Sept 2005, Edit producer ,  ‘Airline USA’ 15 x 30’, ITV Studios for HBO and ITV2

Dec to Feb 2001, Producer/Director,  ‘Yalla Yalla’, Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros (music video), Mercury Records

July to Aug 1999,  Camera Operator, ‘Gladiator’, Dreamworks for Universal Studios

1998, Producer/Director, ‘Racing Stewart: a year in Formula 1’ 1 x 60’ ,MSP for ITV

1995 to 1998,  Founder and CEO , Kinexus Ltd. Created and produced ‘The IT Network ‘(£4M annual turnover)
Sold business to Ideal Hardware plc.

1992 to 1995, Creative Head of Television, Imagination

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