Ben Wheatley (born 1972) Animator, Director of internet viral ads, TV idents, TV adverts, TV comedy shows and feature films.
Wheatley was born in Billericay, Essex. He went to Haverstock School in North London and it was here during the sixth form that he met Amy Jump who is now his wife and co-founder of Mr and Mrs Wheatley. They have a son and live in Brighton.
Initially a short film maker and animator, Wheatley moved his work to the internet instantly gaining a wider audience. His viral clip “cunning stunt” which shows his friend Rob Hill jumping over a car has had over 10 million views. The hundred or so short virals, animations and games found on mrandmrswheatley.co.uk soon caught the eye of large media companies and Wheatley’s work expanded into main stream media.
In 2006 Wheatley won a Lion at Cannes advertising festival for directing AMBX viral with the viralfactory.
In July 2006 Wheatley directed the live action… read more