IN 2001, WHILE COMPLETING HIS DEGREE, ROB STARTED OUT ON A SALES TEAM FOR SCOTTISH HYDRO-ELECTRIC, BEFORE MOVING TO THE ADVERTISING AGENCY WRT GROUP PLC IN 2004. IN 2005 ROB RELOCATED TO LONDON TO TAKE A POSITION WITH THE HUDSON HIGHLAND GROUP IN THEIR INVESTMENT BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES DIVISION, SERVICING ACCOUNTS FOR GOLDMAN SACHS, DEUTSCHE BANK, JP MORGAN, BNP PARIBAS, BARCLAYS AND ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND.
IN 2007, AFTER A LIFELONG ASPIRATION TO ENGAGE WITH THE ENTERTAINMENT INDSURTY, ROB RELOCATED TO LOS ANGELES TO RECIEVE THEATRICAL TRAINING AT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS. HE HAS SINCE WORKED SOLIDLY AS AN ACTOR IN A MULTITUDE OF FILM, TELEVISION, THEATRE AND COMMERCIAL PRODUCTIONS.
WISHING TO UTILIZE HIS BUSINESS BACKGROUND AND SKILL SET, ROB EXPANDED INTO THE WORLD OF PROUCTION FOUNDING TIP-TOP PRODUCTIONS, LLC IN 2011.
WITH A PASSION FOR FACTUALLY-BASED SOCIETALLY-IMPACTFUL MATERIAL, ROB HAS AIDED IN THE PRODUCTION OF FIFTEEN FEATURE FILMS TO DATE. MANY HAVE PREMIERED AT TOP TIER FILM FESTIVALS SUCH AS CANNES, TORONTO (TIFF), EDINBURGH (EIFF) AND SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (SXSW), GARNERING PRESTIGIOUS AWARD WINS AND A VARIETY OF NOMINATIONS WITH BAFTA, DIRECTORS GUILD OF CANADA, ACTRA & THE BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS.
In the TV landscape, Ben has produced the smart anthology series The Midnight Anthology starring Clancy Brown. The pilot has premiered at the NYTVF in 2015 and won both the Artistic Achievement and Best Director awards at the festival. Ben and the The Midnight Anthology team are currently in development on the remaining episodes of the series.
As an actor, Ben has had the opportunity to perform in theatre, television and film. He has an electric energy that is injected into every role and is known to be a Director's actor, working with the people around him to bring out the most compelling and dynamic characters. Ben belongs on the stage and in front of the camera, feeling at home with other artists and performers.
Ben, an Aspen native who was raised by inspiring and creative parents, found himself at a young age gripped by a lifelong pursuit and passion for the arts. Ben finds solace in something he once heard Richard Linklater say in an interview "People who ask me why I make films, don't understand that it's a not a choice. Painters paint, filmmakers make films." Ben considers the arts to be the most important thing he can engage in and explore - both for himself and his community.
AS AN ATTORNEY, KEL BUILT LARGE-SCALE WIND AND SOLAR PROJECTS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, SECURING FEDERAL AND STATE PERMITTING, ZONING RIGHTS, AND LAND-USE CONTRACTS. SHE THEN TRANSITIONED INTO FAMILY LAW, WHERE SHE SPECIALIZED IN ESTATE PLANNING AND CHILD CUSTODY.
THROUGHOUT HER LEGAL CAREER, KEL MAINTAINED HER JOY OF ACTING AND CREATIVE WRITING, FINALLY MAKING THE FULL TRANSITION INTO ENTERTAINMENT IN 2020. SHE PERFORMS LIVE COMEDY AND IMPROV AND HAS PRODUCED HER OWN SHORT FILMS AND LIVE SHOWS. SHE HAS ALSO BEEN FEATURED IN NATIONAL COMMERCIALS FOR COMPANIES SUCH AS BEACHBODY AND HAS WRITTEN FOR NETWORK TELEVISION.
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