About The Difference Engine

The Difference Engine creates films for theatre-makers, artists and charities in the UK and abroad. Recent clients include the National Theatre, Complicité, the Old Vic, the Donmar Warehouse, the V&A, Battersea Arts Centre, Punchdrunk, Gate Theatre, Soho Theatre, Frantic Assembly, Chichester Festival Theatre, Talawa, Blind Veterans UK, Children and the Arts, the University of Oxford and the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards.

I understand that every company and every project has a different budget, and I’m always excited to hear from a variety of artists and charities who are keen to collaborate with a filmmaker.  

The Difference Engine is the work of filmmaker Ben Harvey.


“Ben Harvey is a thoughtful filmmaker. He is able to work within a tight brief, deliver to a deadline and within budget as well as bringing his own personal creativity to a project. Ben is intelligent, professional, good with people and has delivered a rich variety of excellent films for the National Theatre.”

Maya Gabrielle, Digital Producer, National Theatre.


“Ben has created vibrant, slick and extremely high quality material for us. He always works within our brief but is also creative and innovative in creating something eye-catching and thoughtful, suggesting realistic concepts and exciting ideas. He captures the atmosphere of the productions perfectly, working professionally with all involved, turning things around quickly to reach our fast deadlines, but with complete care, attention and perfectionism along the way. I look forward to working with him more in the future.”

Beccy Rimmer, Marketing Manager, Soho Theatre


“Every film has been skilfully and perceptively filmed and and beautifully edited. A joy to work with throughout the process.”

BAC (Battersea Arts Centre)


“Completely grasped what was needed and with very little guidance produced and edited a top class film which suited our purposes perfectly. Needless to say I shall be asking him to shoot more for me and have already done so.”

Charlie Waite, Take A View/Landscape Photographer of the Year Award


“Sharp and exceptionally sensitive to the material, capturing the spirit of the show perfectly. A completely professional and accomplished job. We hope to work with Ben again soon.”

Made in China


“Working with Ben was a real treat. We at ANGLE, a theatre company working with first time playwrights from local communities, asked him to make a trailer for our show at the Bush Theatre, London. We wanted to celebrate the two new writers whose work we had recently picked to produce. The writers were excited but nervous, so Ben spent time getting to know them, and then asked all the right questions to make a really engaging, personal short film which helped us sell lots of tickets. We will certainly work with him again in the future.”

ANGLE Theatre

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