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Ben Cozens

Graduate Profile – Ben Cozens, Studio Director, Dustless Digital

Ben Cozens, BA (Hons) Music Production alumni is receiving well-deserved accolades for his sound design work on the short film, The Blues Crab.

He has picked up a Gold at December’s Queen Palm Film festival for Best Sound Design in a Short Film in addition to Best Combined use of Sound and Music at the Short Sounds Film Festival.

At the Short Sounds ceremony, Ben said he was “blown away” by Ray Beckett (The Hurt Locker recordist) complimenting him on his work!

The film has also received an ‘Honorable Mention’ at the Mediterranean Film Festival, Cannes 2018 and many other festival awards. A full roll of honour can be seen below.

You can see a teaser for this incredible film here… and you’ll see why the film, and most importantly, Ben’s sound design has been so well received.

After graduating from Futureworks in 2014 with a first class Bachelor’s Degree in Music Production Ben set up his own successful sound design and music specialist studio called Dustless Digital Audio. Dustless provides audio for TV, Radio, Film, Internet, Game and all music platforms. From singular sound effects through to full film scores, Dustless has worked on projects with clients like the BBC, Universal, Lucasfilm and Disney.

Congratulations to Ben from everyone here at Futureworks!



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And here’s that full list of of Festival appearances and awards for The Blues Crab…

Short Sounds Film Festival
Bournemouth, England
Award: “Best Combined Use of Sound & Music”

Animation Dingle
County Kerry, Ireland
“Official Selection”

Flathead Lake International Cinemafest
Polson, Montana
“Best Animated Film Nominee”

Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Cannes, France
Award: “Honorable Mention”

Queen Palm International Film Festival
Palm Springs, California
Award: “Best Short Animation”
Award: “Best Sound Design”
Award: “Best Music”

Depth of Field International Film Festival
Nassau, Delaware
Award: “Best of Show”

Ocean International Film Festival
San Rafael, California
“Official Selection”

New Haven International Film Festival
New Haven, Connecticut
“Official Selection”

Hollywood Verge Film Awards
Burbank, California
“Best Animated Short Nominee”

Annapolis Film Festival
Annapolis, Maryland
“Official Selection”

Phoenix Film Festival
Phoenix, Arizona
“Official Selection”

FirstGlance Film Fest LA
Los Angeles, California
“Official Selection”

Sonoma International Film Festival
Sonoma, California
“Official Selection”

Dumbo Film Festival
Brooklyn, New York
“Official Selection”