Every year we try to tackle a “let’s give something back to society” passion film project. 2019’s project was the Social Prescribing film for DHC.
Ben’s career as a film-maker began in 1987 and has taken him via a photo assignment in Africa, TV commercials and pop promos for U2, Take That, Oasis and Blur, to landmark international documentaries with David Attenborough and Robert Winston.
He is a voting member on the BAFTA cinema jury and a fellow of the Guild of British Film & TV Editors. He was personally nominated for a BAFTA for the BBC2 drama doc series, “Nuremberg” and was supervising editor on multiple BAFTA, RTS and EMMY award-winning series such as Horizon, Wild Weather, Perfect Disasters, Earth: Power of the Planet and Superhuman. He also managed post production on series 2 of Strictly Come Dancing and was a lead consultant on the BBC’s £100 Million Digital Media Initiative.
Cath joined Matobo Ltd in 2018, after a 20 year career as a Philosophy & Ethics secondary school teacher and Head of Department. Since then, Cath and Ben have grown Matobo into a £Million+ business, training 600K learners in 180 local authorities, housing associations such as the Guiness Partnership, the NHS, the London Mayor’s Office and hundreds of schools, on Information Governance, Cyber Awareness and GDPR.
2020’s passion project sees them returning to -30 degrees C in the Arctic to make the third in a series of films with a team of glaciologists about previously unknown sources of methane in the permafrost.
Ben and Cath have been married for 25 years and have 2 sons, aged 17 and 20.