Missing Link Films is a London-based production company, the brainchild of husband and wife team Ben and Heather Link. Ben is a hugely experienced producer who has worked with some of the best directors in the world whereas Heather built her knowledge of the industry from the perspective of a marketeer. They're committed to nurturing new talent, with an equal roster of female/male directors. Like in the real world.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Our company was founded on the principle of diversity and inclusion in production, and we adhere to a D&I Policy on all of our shoots. Although we have achieved an equal roster of female/male directors and LGBT+ representation, we still have to do much more in order to support other under-represented communities and to actively tell their stories. We welcome directors to get in touch to discuss commercial representation: email@example.com
COVID-19 UPDATE: Coronavirus has presented new challenges for the advertising and production industries. At Missing Link Films we are working with our agency and client partners to find solutions to their briefs, in order to shoot safely and responsibly.
Shouting Men: GOLDS Best Direction & Best Use of Film, Kinsale Sharks 2019, shortlisted at 1.4 Awards 2019, shortlisted TVC of the Year Shots 2019
Bad News: GOLD Young Directors Awards, Cannes Lions 2018
Domestic Policy: GOLD Best New Director Kinsale Sharks 2017, New Director's Showcase Cannes Lions 2017
CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Ben Link has been a producer all of his life he has won innumerable Cannes Lions/British Arrows/D&AD awards and worked with some of the most highly acclaimed industry directors such as Jon Glazer, Gerard de Thame, Brian Buckley, Peter Thwaites, Dougal Wilson, Seb Edwards, Frederic Planchon, Jake Scott, Henry Alex Rubin & Anthony Mandler.
He was raised by an actress mother and director/producer father, from his first job at Riverside Studios to Limelight to theatre to feature films to commercials. Everyone who has ever worked with Ben knows how his energy is contagious. Inspired by directors such as Steve Baron, John Lloyd, John Maybury, Baillie Walsh and Russell Mulcahy, he has had the opportunity to work in every genre. Ben started as a runner (to this day still claims it was the best job he ever had) and landed in the world of feature films, starting with huge Hollywood films such as Event Horizon & Sleepy Hollow. Ultimately Ben is committed to finding and supporting British talent in the arts and is inspired by the directors in the Missing Link Films family.
CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Heather Link’s love of production comes from her years in global marketing at HSBC, CNN and consulting for luxury brands. Moving around the US, Canada and UK as a child, a nomadic production lifestyle was always on the cards.
A passion for storytelling, people and culture is at the heart of everything she does. She worked at HSBC for 10 years and was part of the team responsible for building the brand, including infamous global airport campaigns and countless TV commercials. In this role it really hit home that female directors were under-represented, and with only 5%-8% of commercials in the UK directed by women, it was one of the key reasons that she co-founded Missing Link Films with her husband Ben. She has been a judge at the British Arrows and the Young Directors Awards in Cannes Lions.