Bio

Ben Ruffell is an experienced award winning Director of Photography. 
He is a full member of the New Zealand Cinematographers Society. NZCS. 
He holds a New Zealand Passport.

He has filmed extensively on a broad range of International Productions. 

He is well known for his Automotive Cinematography. With clients including Toyota, Subaru, Red Bull, BMW, Lexus, Kia, Mitsubishi, Land Rover, Nissan, and Suzuki.

Aerial Cinematography is a specialty, with a unique expertise in working with both drones and full size helicopters. He is a qualified CAA102 Drone Pilot and the co-founder of Heavy Lift Drone company Overview.nz.

Tracking vehicles and Arm Car experience is extensive.

With over 25 years experience in the camera department, Ben is currently based in New Zealand.

Awards

NZCS - Gold - Specialised Cinematography - 'Mitsubishi: Ski Lift' 2019
NZCS - Silver - Specialised Cinematography - 'Telunsu' 2019
NZCS - Bronze - Music Videos - 'Kuro Deko: A Ghost in Town' 2018
NZCS - Gold - Specialised Cinematography - 'Flying South' 2016
NZCS - Bronze - Commercials - 'Red Bull: Conquer Highlands' 2016
Spikes Asia - Silver - 'Love from Landrover' 2015 - Director + DP
NZ Effie - Gold - 'Love from Landrover' 2015 - Director + DP