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Phil Cooke Podcast

Jun 18, 2019

Ben Field shares his career path to Head of Film and Television for Hillsong Church in this interview with Phil Cooke. Fulfill your purpose in media with Ben’s insight on following your dreams, managing creative teams and building your skillset for film and television.


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Ben Field Hillsong Interview: How to Fulfill Your Dreams in your Creative Career

After years in secular film and television, Ben Field began his career at Hillsong Church as a volunteer. Head of Film and Television for Hillsong, Ben leads an incredibly creative church media team that carries the vision of the Church to reach and influence the world through media.


In this interview, Phil Cooke and Ben discuss a variety of topics including starting a media career in a church setting, finding your purpose and calling, developing your skill set, managing deadlines, building creative teams, and supporting the vision of a pastor as a church creative.


Quotable takeaways from today’s interview:

“You can learn and prepare a career in film and television in a church setting.” – Phil Cooke

“Being secure in who God’s called you to be is absolutely critical.” – Phil Cooke

“The quicker you fail, the more time you have to fix it.” – Phil Cooke

“Creativity comes from failing.” – Ben Field

“Heart and culture will always trump skills.” – Ben Field

“Never underestimate the power of a team.” – Ben Field

“Look for the gold in people.” – Ben Field


About Ben Field:Ben Field is an award-winning Producer and Director, Head of Film and Television for Hillsong Church, and Director of Programming for the Hillsong Channel, broadcasting 24/7 to 164+ million homes in 183 countries around the world.


Ben is passionate about seeing people reached through the local church and is dedicated to using media to bring hope and inspiration to people from all walks of life. From cinema and television to the amazing digital age we live in, Ben leads a global team that carries the heart and vision of Hillsong Church, to reach and influence the world, changing mindsets and empowering people.


Ben was a Producer for the theatrical release of “Let Hope Rise – the Hillsong Movie” and throughout his 20-year career journey, has produced and directed documentaries, live music events, scripted and non-scripted shows for both the Christian and mainstream audience.

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