Here you will find all the latest News and information about what Ben has been up to and what he will be working on next.


Very pleased to share that DAN HAWK PSYCHIC DETECTIVE is a nominee as Best Independent Feature Film in the 2024 National Film Awards UK!! 

Very pleased to announce that mockumentary feature film ON THE ROPES in which BEN stars alongside Mark Noyce and Joe Egan is now on AMAZON PRIME UK, USA and Canada.


Very pleased to announce that indie feature film DANK HAWK PSYCHIC DETECTIVE is now available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime UK and also USA,Canadian, Australian Prime and also Apple, and Google play and other platforms too! BEN plays the lead and the film also features amongst others Ken Colley, James Payton Joe Egan, Steven Arnold, Paul Kavanagh and Andrew Lawden. Link here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hawk-Psychic-Detective-Kenneth-Colley/dp/B0CTM1T3FZ

BEN is pleased to announce that the soundtrack album to the film THE MINER’S SON (in which BEN plays the role of SMUDGE) is now available to buy on Vinyl and CD. The song DUMB LITTLE COUNTRY BOY written and sung by BEN features on the album. 

The DAN HAWK trailer is being screened at this years Folkestone Film Festival along with these short films THE STUNT, INFERNAL CREATIONS, I AM TREE and IN AND OUT (aka THE BROTHERS DARWIN promo) all of which BEN appears in.

BEN is currently shooting on the short film THE FEATHER of TRUTH with Paul Kavanagh. Directed by John Baker. 

BEN recently played the role of Death in the short film DEMON Directed by Neil Scholes. The film  is now currently in post-production. 

The short film A SUBSTANTIAL FIND in which BEN plays the part of Ben will have its first screening in early 2024. 

BEN was very pleased with the screening of DAN HAWK at the HORROR ON SEA FILM FESTIVAL in Southend On Sea on Sunday 21st January 2024.

DAN HAWK PSYCHIC DETECTIVE had a very successful screening at The Quarterhouse Theatre in Folkestone in October 2023. 

The first feature film BEN had a talking part in WRITTEN IN BLOOD is now available to watch on Amazon Prime.The film stars GRANT MASTERS, SHARON SMALL, FRANCIS MAGEE, GARY BEADLE, and DOUG (Pinhead) BRADLEY.

Very proud to announce that the DAN HAWK PSYCHIC DETECTIVE Novella written by DEBORAH JONES is  available to buy on AMAZON. Either as a Kindle or Paperback. The book is based on the film screenplay written by BEN. Just search: Dan Hawk book on Amazon.

BEN is very honoured to be playing the role of BRUNO in the feature film AGENTS OF PROJECT BLUE BOOK. The film is directed by KEVIN DAVIS and starring JEFF ETTER, WILLIAM KIRCHER, and in one of his final film role, Hollywood legend TOM SIZEMORE.

The short film INFERNAL CREATIONS written and directed by ANDY COUGHLAN and starring MARK BENTON, KEN COLLEY, and BEN has been screened at selected film festivals around the world. 

The short animation film I AM TREE was screened at The Tower Theatre in Folkestone in December 2023. BEN was honoured to do a voice over along with MARK BENTON, KEN COLLEY, GEORGE IRVING, SARAH THURSTAN, MARIE KELLY, THERESA COLE, and introducing CORA PRINEAS. Directed and animated by PETE BROWN. Produced and Written by THERESA COLE.

BEN'S 2023 Showreel is available to view on You Tube. Just search Ben Shockley Showreel 2023. It's currently the 2nd video from the top.

The 2nd DAN HAWK PSYCHIC DETECTIVE trailer is now available to view on Britflicks via You Tube.

The short film THE STUNT written by and starring BEN and PAUL KAVANAGH has now been released onto the internet. It can be viewed on Britflicks, You Tube, Vimeo, Face Book (via Ben's page), Twitter, and Linked In.

BEN recently wrapped on the indie feature film THE MINER'S SON in which he played SMUDGE. The film stars DAVID EASTER.

Trailer drops for indie feature film THE MOTHMAN TAPES Directed by PHILIP MEARNS. Watch the trailer at: https://www.britflicks.com/blog/post/18316/film-trailer-drops-for-british-found-footage-horror-movie-the-mothman-tapes/?fbclid=IwAR1bgqQO7xq26h7g9cNyulQdbU0M_T9-Rq5UNPqh4oPq7d9KXrzFuWuPqms#

BEN has resumed shooting on the indie feature COLD FEAR.

Ben was chuffed to get the following compliment from composer Kim Kluge who along with his wife Kathryn composed the music for the Martin Scorsese film SILENCE. 'I believe Ben is a unique artist and I truly hope that we will be able to collaborate on another project in the future.'

 I am very proud to announce that the opening credits theme to DAN HAWK has been especially composed by PAUL GODFREY of MORCHEEBA. 

Check out first teaser trailer for indie feature DAN HAWK PSYCHIC DETECTIVE:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4epbKz3CfI 

BEN is currently represented by SPOTLIGHT.

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