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Ben Young has forged a career as a writer/director working in commercials, music videos, series television, short films and feature film. He has directed 25 music videos including the Aria nominated John Butler Trio video Only One. In 2016, Young completed his debut feature film Hounds of Love, which has screened in competition at some of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, including Venice, SXSW and Tribeca, to rave reviews. His follow up feature film, Extinction, was released worldwide on Netflix on 27 July last year.