Hey there

I thought my first blog post should try and summarise who I am and what I want to be.

As you can guess from the website domain, my name is Ben Hanratty.
I am an 18 year old filmmaker hoping to be a successful cinematographer. 
I started making little vfx movies when I was around 14 and then moved onto short films; as well as commercials and music videos. 
Over time I improved and starting making things that were half decent. 
When I was 16 I thought I wanted to be a film director so I kept on making and improving my skills.
Now I'm 18, I have just moved to London for film school. 
I want to be a cinematographer now, starting off as a camera assistant and working my way up the ranks. Clapper loader - Focus Puller - DP

My favourite films are (in no order):
Drive (2011)
Children of Men (2006)
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Whiplash (2014)
Fightclub (1999)
Her (2013)
Looper (2012)
Up in the Air (2009)
Super 8 (2011)

My favourite directors are:
Alfonso Cuaron
Spike Jonze
Coen Brothers
JJ Abrams

My favourite cinematographers are:
Emmanuel Lubezki
Larry Fong
Steve Annis
Hoyte van Hoytema
Roger Deakins