BAFTA nomination

I’ve been nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for Outstanding Debut Feature, alongside John Donnelly, for THE PASS.  Read all about it here. Thank you very much to BAFTA for the nomination, and I look forward to meeting all the other nominees!


THE PASS is still playing in cinemas, and there’s a list of screens at our Facebook group.

Here are some of the reviews for THE PASS:

“Russell Tovey delivers a career-best performance in Ben A Williams’s sexy, disturbing and poignant film”
4 stars – Total Film

“an intimate, intelligent drama”
4 stars – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“This is a truly refreshing film”
Little White Lies

“Ben A Williams does a brilliant job of making cinematic the spectable of two people talking in a room.  It’s passionate, sinewy, a little bit heartbreaking… and I thought it was really good”
Mark Kermode – Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review Show

“Director Ben Williams’s wrenching yarn dissects various betrayals and offers a useful reminder: when it’s all about the brand, we’re all fair game

4 stars – Evening Standard

“THE PASS turns from playful comedy to dark mind games, while cleverly – and heartbreakingly – exploring the psychological damage of living a lie”

4 stars – Charles Gant, Heat

And some older ones while we’re at it:

“This directorial debut for Ben A. Williams provides a knockout showcase for Russell Tovey”

“this is a low-budget, intense film, characterised by the strength of the performances and the crackle of the dialogue. It’s like the bristling, in-your-face brother of Andrew Haigh’s softly contemplative Weekend…  It’s fascinating.”
Screen Daily