Ben Kumanovski

Camera Operator, Writer / Director

New South Wales, Australia
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Credits & experience

  • Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) : Graduate Diploma of Screen Business
  • Global Pictures : Director / Producer
  • University of New England : Bachelor of Communications
  • JMC Academy : Advanced Diploma, Digital Television Production

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Ben Kumanovski is a commercial director and cinematographer with over a decade in the industry.

In this time Ben has directed and/or shot commercial spots for brands like Red Balloon, Esky, and Listerine among others (including over 30 retail ads for iconic Australian clothing brand Lowes Menswear).

As an award-winning filmmaker, Ben has a passion for delivering his artistic vision.

In 2017 Ben was director and cinematographer for the highly commended half-hour drama ‘Escape’, commissioned by the Australian Government as part of a major campaign in domestic violence prevention.

In 2018 Ben was the winner of the Tropfest 7-second film challenge.

Having studied with AFTRS, the University of New England and JMC Academy, Ben's style is defined by its cinematic and commercial aesthetics.

Ben has a keen sense for comedy and drama, an eye for cinematic tone and a knack for heart-strung storytelling.

As a director, Ben has worked with a slew of well-known talent, and takes a personal, collaborative approach to working with actors.

He is also a full member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS).

Ben is currently available as a freelance director and/or cinematographer in all territories.

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