Ben Akers

Film & Photography

Ben is the Founder of Made With, a problem solving collective of Writers, Directors, Designers, Producers and Artists.

In over 20 years in the advertising industry Ben has worked at some of the world’s most famous agencies including Mother, HHCL, BBH and Droga5 in Sydney. In 2011 he joined Republic of Everyone and began to use his evil powers for good.

After 6 years in Sydney he returned to the UK to Write and Direct a documentary about Slowing Down Fast Fashion presented by Alex James which is now on Amazon prime.

He’s won over 50 international awards including Lions and Pencils at all the major award shows. His work includes getting Vanilla Ice to say “Sorry” for Virgin mobile. Setting an (unofficial) tweeting World Record for V Australia. As well as taking a Hot Potato van around Australia, to change Aussies opinions of Asylum Seekers for the ASRC as well as creating the social media campaign #SmearForSmear

He’s been named in Australian Creative’s “2013 Power Top 20” for starting a football charity and is on numerous charity advisory boards.

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