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Midlands Spotlight Archive - Ben and Holly Jacobson

By midlandsmovies, Dec 15 2013 10:01AM

Family in film - Midlands Movies talks to Ben and Holly Jacobson and showcases both his and his daughter’s new films...


With 15 years experience of all aspects of corporate video production, Ben Jacobson has been providing a complete end-to-end production process himself from scripting, direction, camera, sound, graphics, editing and final delivery on DVD or for the web) as well as working with an extensive network of the best local freelancers for bigger projects. Working from his base in Leicester in the East Midlands, as a freelancer, Ben has made sure that the budget for the projects he has taken on end up on the screen and has worked on all types of video production and programmes, including corporate, sales & promotional, documentaries, TV commercials & event coverage and more recently showreels for actors and presenters.


Ben recently directed Step Forward, a short steampunk time travel adventure that I saw for the first time at Leicester’s The Short Cinema at Phoenix Square in September. The film stars a talented actress called Holly who is Ben’s daughter and the short can be seen at Virgin Media Shorts here - http://www.virginmediashorts.co.uk/film/5093/step-forward


Even more remarkable is that the young star Holly is also a filmmaker herself! At just 10 years old, Holly has already been acting since she was 6 and her impressive showreel can be viewed to the right.


Recently Holly wrote and directed her first short film called “Moving On” and has even been asked to make a music video for a local singer which she is very excited about.


Check out more about Ben Jacbson at his website www.benjacobson.co.uk or email ben@benjacobson.co.uk. Or contact him by telephone on 0116 225 7559 or 07590 217 218 Ben’s Twitter is ‏@BenJJacobson


Be sure to also check out Holly Jacobson’s website at http://hollyjacobson.co.uk or follow her updates on Twitter @holly_butterfly


UPDATE: Holly won the "One to Watch" award for her age group at the National Youth Film Festival - a massive deal as she was presented her award by Jim Carter (Downton Abbey) - http://hollyjacobson.co.uk/ive-won-ive-won-ive-won/


Watch Moving On here: https://vimeo.com/67387758

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