Setting up his own film company (Illingsworth Productions) was a natural career choice for Film and Media Production graduate Ben Illingsworth (2021) once his studies was completed.
Whilst at Barnsley College, Ben met with film director and screen writer Rowan Athale (a fellow alumnus of Barnsley College), and he has been instrumental in mentoring and encouraging Ben to pursue his film ambitions. Illingsworth Productions specialises in live sport, commercial film, documentaries and ariel video footage. Clients and projects include Formula-E CBMM Niobium Puebla E-Prix in Mexico, LG Commercials, and award-winning Channel 4 documentaries. Other projects include feature films, music videos, 360 videos, sports photography, and live streaming. He has also provided photographic content for both Barnsley FC, and video content for Sheffield United.
Despite the global pandemic over the past 18 months, Ben has been busily involved in projects for BT Sport, BBC and Channel 4. More recently, Ben has added Drone filming to his repertoire.
Ben’s future plan is to continue to build his professional networks and reputation as one of the best drone pilots and cinematographers in the country, working on high profile shows across a range of sectors. He also intends to undertake further professional training so that he is licenced to work on Drone rigs, using Red and Arri cinema camera equipment.