Ben Hackworth

Ben Hackworth

Ben Hackworth (July 12, 1977, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian writer and film director. He is the son of retired Colonel David Hackworth.

He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2000, where he received the highest marks for graduating student. In 2005, he completed a Masters of Film with his script for a feature film called The Serpent. In 2006, he was accepted into prestigious Cannes Film Festival residence to develop this project in Paris.

He has created several award winning short films:

  • Martin Four (2001); official selection Cannes Film Festival, 2001
  • Violet Lives Upstairs (2003); winner of Film Critics Circle of Australia, 2003, award for Best Short Film

In 2007, he released his debut feature length film, Corroboree, which has been selected at Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth International Film Festivals.

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