Ben Norman, Director of Photography
Born in Northamptonshire, England in November 1984, Ben Norman grew up as an only child in the English countryside. By the age of 16 he found his true vocation and inspiration in cinematography and production, which resulted in leaving school to pursue his goal, and learn in the field.
For 5 years he filmed some of the most important Dance Music Festivals in the UK. By the age of 21 he had gained enough experience to produce the official event coverage videos for two of the biggest underground dance promoters in the industry.
By 24, his CV included event coverage for MTV, a Reality TV show for Channel 4, a behind the scenes video game profile for EA Games, a UK Campus tour for the NFL and many other productions including documentaries and music videos.
In 2009 Ben chose to leave England to live in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
He spent his first two years in Mexico working as Director for a Televisa Travel show, after which, Ben went freelance again, with his trade name Cinealpha Productions.
Now, Ben lives and works in Manhattan, continuing his experience as a freelance DP, camera operator and Director.