Ben Churchill is a director, producer, and editor of documentary films and digital series. In addition to producing content under his company Radio Trip Pictures, Ben is also the Head of Production for TV4 Entertainment in Santa Monica, California.
Ben’s recent projects under Radio Trip Pictures include Video World, a short documentary which explores the dying culture of movie rental stores, Toy Place, a short documentary about the family behind the Vermont Toy Museum which features nearly 100,000 toys, and Drag King, about the life of a drag king – a female-born person who dresses masculinely for performance.
At TV4 Entertainment, Ben’s productions include documentary films, docu-series, and talk shows created for networks focused on specific genres including boxing, motor-sports, and the military. Projects include Bob Marley: Giant, a short documentary about Dennis Morris who was the photographer for Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter Bob Marley during the 1970s, and Golovkin Uncensored & Countdown To Golovkin vs. Brook about middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s career in boxing, for TV4 Entertainment’s Undisputed Champion Network.
Ben is also the director/editor of the Blind Film Critic and The Tommy Edison Experience series on YouTube. The shows feature Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, bringing a unique perspective to watching movies or talking about the funny side of being blind. Learn more about The Tommy Edison Experience at the website: BlindFilmCritic.com.
In 2010, Ben was the producer/editor of the feature length documentary No Kidding, Me 2! starring and directed by Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos, The Matrix, Memento) which appeared on PBS and is available on Amazon and iTunes. The film examines the stigma that surrounds mental illness and how we can overcome it. Watch the trailer below.
Before producing and directing documentaries, Ben was a producer and on-air personality in radio for over 10 years. Plus, he was the Production Director at the American Comedy Network producing daily comedy segments for morning radio shows across the country including The Howard Stern Show from 1999-2006. Ben also produced the weekly-to-monthly comedy variety show, The Radio Trip, for 9 years which featured stand-up comedy, clips from movies and television, and classic comedy sketches.