AKL Ben Van Lier

Ben Van LierFeatured Popular

Hair
Blonde - Light
Eyes
Blue
Height
6'3'' / 191 cm
DOB
1984
Notes:
photographs by Andi Crown

FEATURE FILM

2015 Weirdos, 'Theo' (in production)
Dir. Tom Sainsbury

2009City of Souls, 'Mark'
Catalyst, Dir. Tony Wright
2007The Water Horse, 'Private Rapp'
Waterhorse Productions, Dir. Jay Russell

TELEVISION

2015 Shortland Street, 'Clive Collins'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2015 Hillary, 'Peter Hillary'
Great Southern Television, Dir. Danny Mulheron
2012 Pirates of the Airwaves (tele-feature), 'Ian Magan'
Lippy Pictures Ltd, Dir. Charlie Haskell
2011 Nga Reo Hou - When Sun & Moon Collide, 'Vic'
Blank Inc Media / Eyeworks, Dirs. Bailey Mackey & Katie Wolfe

2010The Almighty Johnsons, 'Vali'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors

THEATRE

2016 Yours Truly, 'Prince Eddy'
Q Theatre, Dir. Albert Belz
2016 Stag Weekend, 'Tim'
Centrepoint Theatre, Dir. Jeff Kingsford-Brown
2015 Yours Truly, 'Prince Eddy'
Te Rehia Theare Compnay, Dir. Albert Belz
2015 The Great American Scream, 'Mr Crompton'
Te Pou Theatre, Dir. Tainui Tukiwaho
2015 The War Play, 'Phil Braithwaite'
Fortune Theatre, Dir. Roy Ward
2013 Tribes, 'Daniel'
Fortune Theatre, Dir. Lara Macgregor
2013 The Guilt Sniffer, 'Police Captain Wright / Jeffrey Xambor / Dr Nordquist'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Mark Prebble
12-13 Apollo 13: Mission Control, 'Jim Lovell'
USA  Tour, Dir. Kip Chapman
2012 The Pantry Shelf, 'Carlito Corn Chips / Rich Coffee / Gooey Cough Syrup'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Mark Prebble
2012 Inviting Caroline, 'Narrator / Scott'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Chris Tan
2012 The Glass Menagerie, 'Jim O'Connor'
The Uxbridge Gallery, Dir. Anton Bentley
2012 Venturina Venturina, 'Cavalier'
Hamilton Garden Festival, Dir. Tainui Tukiwaho
2011 Making a Killing, 'Justin'
Musgrove Studio, Dir. Sam Berkley
2011 Heroes, 'John'
Maidment Theatre, Dir. Phillip Brooks
2011 Flightless Birds, 'Bill'
Maidment Theatre, Dir. Jonathan Hodge
2010 The Fairy Tale Monologues: Cinderella Noir, 'The Detective'
Te Karanga Gallery, Dirs. Thomas Sainsbury, Lara Fischel-Chisholm & Ash Jones
2010 The Suburban Murder, 'Liam'
Outfit Theatre Company, Dir. Alison Quigan & Jeff Szusterman

2010TWACAS, 'Bruce'
Catalyst Theatre Company, Dir. Edward Peni
2008City of Souls, 'Mark'
Catalyst Theatre Company, Dir. Kura Forrester
2005Balm in Gilead, 'Joe'
UNITEC, Dir. Jonathan Hendry
2004The Collective, 'Kurt / Various'
UNITEC, Dir. Jude Gibson
2004At the Bay, 'William'
UNITEC, Dir. Roz Gardiner
2003Spring Awakening, 'Rilow'
UNITEC, Dir. Raymond Hawthorne

WEBSERIES

2015 The Little Things, 'Lead'
Petticoat Productions, 'Dir. Jessie Lawrence & Kelly Gilbride
2014 Showgirls 'Cute guy'
The Creative State, , Dir. Ben Lagg


INSTALLATION

2014 Gallipoli: The scale of our war, 'Soldier'
Weta Workshop / Te Papa

SHORT FILM

2015 Ad Infinitum, 'Simon'
Dir. Tim Evans
2013 A Love Story, 'Sean' (lead)
Dir. Steven Baker
2012 Pretending to Forget, 'Reed'
Waihi Media, Dir. Harley Campbell
2011A Date With Death, 'Sam' (lead)
NZ Film Academy, Dir. Naomi Faifai

2009Primary School, 'Jim'
Catalyst, Dir. Ben Van Lier
2006Salvation, 'Liam'
Independent Short Film
2006Four Hours, 'Todd'
Independent Short Film, Dir. Michael Humphrey
2006Two Guys & a Balcony, 'Bones'
Independent Short Film, Dir. Anouska Klaus

AWARDS

2011 Best Death nomination for 'Making a Killing'
Hackman Theatre Awards

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

2014 Telecom
NZ, 6 months
2014 Holden
NZ, 6 months
12-13 Jack Link Beef Jerky
North America
2011 Mother Energy Drink
Australia & NZ
2011 ASB
NZ, 6 months
2011 Canteen
NZ, 1 month

2009AA Insurance
NZ
2008Fuji Film
Japan
2006Handee Helpers
NZ, 1 month

TRAINING

2015 Acting Masterclass
with Raymond Hawthorne
2015 Silence and Space workshop
with Brita McVeigh
2013 Owning the audition
with Brita McVeigh
2013 The Undefended Actor
with Brita McVeigh

2006Acting workshop - Masterclass
with Terri de'Ath
03-05Bachelor of Performing & Screen Arts
UNITEC

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Feature Film

2015 Weirdos, 'Theo '
Dir: Tom Sainsbury

2009 City of Souls, 'Mark'
Catalyst Dir: Tony Wright

2007 The Water Horse, 'Private Rapp'
Waterhorse Productions Dir: Jay Russell

Television

2019 Power Rangers, 'Firefighter'
Power Rangers Productions Ltd Dir: Various

2018 The Bad Seed, 'Newsreader '
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various

2018 A War Story (Tele-feature), 'Jouvenal'
Making Movies Ltd Dir: John Laing

2018 In a Flash (Tele-feature), 'Tony McLean (lead)'
Screentime NZ Dir: Ric Pellizzeri

2016 American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, 'Eldon Sellers'
Stephen David Entertainment Dir: Various

2015 Shortland Street, 'Clive Collins'
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various

2015 Hillary, 'Peter Hillary'
Great Southern Television Dir: Danny Mulheron

2012 Pirates of the Airwaves (tele-feature), 'Ian Magan'
Lippy Pictures Ltd Dir: Charlie Haskell

2011 Nga Reo Hou - When Sun & Moon Collide, 'Vic'
Blank Inc Media / Eyeworks Dir: Bailey Mackey & Katie Wolfe

2010 The Almighty Johnsons, 'Vali'
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various directors

Theatre

2019 Sicko, 'HR Manager, Sales Clerk & Doctor'
The Basement Theatre Dir: Matt Baker

2017 Nigel, 'Nigel'
Sapphire Theatre Company Dir: Blair Strang

2016 Yours Truly, 'Prince Eddy'
Q Theatre Dir: Albert Belz

2016 Stag Weekend, 'Tim'
Centrepoint Theatre Dir: Jeff Kingsford-Brown

2015 The Great American Scream, 'Mr Crompton'
Te Pou Theatre Dir: Tainui Tukiwaho

2015 The War Play, 'Phil Braithwaite'
Fortune Theatre Dir: Roy Ward

12-13 Apollo 13: Mission Control, 'Jim Lovell'
USA Tour Dir: Kip Chapman

Web Series

2019 Life is Easy, 'Paul'
Us People Productions Dir: Chye-Ling Huang & Cole Jenkins

17-19 Viva La Dirt League, 'Bored / Epic NPC Man / PUBG, ‘Various’'
Dir: Adam King, Alan Morrison & Rowan Bettjeman

2018 Oddly Even , 'Officer Johnson '
Cinnamon Thieves Ltd

2017 Friday Night Bites, 'Man'
Flat 3 Produtions Ltd

2017 The Interns, 'Daniel'
TVNZ Originals Dir: Adam King

Short Film

2019 Bygones, 'Hugo'
Fraser Grut & Roger Shakes Dir: Theo Shakes

Television Commercials

2018 Air New Zealand 'Impossible Burger'
Online Only

Skills

  • Artist
  • Basketball
  • Director
  • Full Licence
  • Kick Boxing
  • Martial Arts
  • Skate Boarding
  • Stage Combat Training
  • Voice Artist
  • Writer
  • Yoga

Notes:

Can drive manual and automatic. Martial Arts skills include Jiu Jitsu.

Vocal Skills

    Accents:
  • American (standard)
  • New York
  • Southern American
  • Australian
  • British
  • RP
  • Scottish
  • Irish

Vocal Notes:

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