team member
Ben Samuel
Director of Development

Ben joined Dragonfly as Director of Development in June 2017. He was previously Head of Development at Minnow Films, where he led the development on a raft of critically acclaimed series including multi-access ob doc American Justice (BBC2), espionage format Spies (Channel 4) and true-crime investigation The Chillenden Murders (BBC2), as well as single films such as Miss Transgender: Britain’s New Beauty Queens (BBC3) and Lagos to London: Britain’s New Super-Rich (Channel 4).


Prior to this, Ben worked in development at a number of top indies, and in the BBC’s history department where he originated numerous projects for BBC2 including the adventure series Operation Grand Canyon, archaeological exploration film The Mystery of Rome’s X Tombs, and the Jeremy Clarkson-fronted PQ17: An Arctic Convoy Disaster.


Ben also spent a number of years in production, working on Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC1), Titanic: The Mission (Channel 4), and Hidden Talent (Channel 4), amongst others.