Ben Gutteridge Altarriba Not A Toy


When Ben was a kid he wanted to be a magician, until he tried to set fire to his sister and his Mum banned him... and so, Film replaced magic tricks.

He’s directed in both English and Spanish in various countries (having lived in Spain before) for brands from Prada to Volvo and has made TV Drama for the BBC and Channel 4. He has had various short films in festivals including, Palm Springs, Raindance, London Short Film Festival and a Soho House Short finalist. Ben was selected for the European Short Pitch with his Hanif Kureishi adaptation and invited onto the Jury in 2015. He has been "One to Watch" in The Reel, a Gold Lit.Ad. winner, selected for Edinburgh Film Festival Talent Lab and London Film Festival Think-Shoot-Distribute and Creative England's Talent Centre Program. He also has several Feature Films and Drama series in active development as Writer/Director.