Justin Benson (director)

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Justin Benson
Justin Benson, Festival de Sitges 2017.jpg
Born (1983-06-09) June 9, 1983 (age 38)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor
Years active2012–present

Justin Benson (born June 9, 1983)[2] is an American director, writer, actor, editor, and producer.[1] He is best known for his work with creative partner Aaron Moorhead.

Career[edit]

Benson wrote the 2013 critically acclaimed horror film Resolution and directed it with his filmmaking partner Aaron Scott Moorhead.[3][4] Their directorial work can also be found in the anthology film V/H/S: Viral in the segment entitled "Bonestorm", and the 2014 romantic body horror film Spring, which Benson also wrote.[5][6][7] Spring premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and was publicly praised by both Richard Linklater and Guillermo Del Toro.[8][9][10] In 2017 he wrote, co-directed and starred alongside Moorhead in the science-fiction horror film The Endless, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.[11] The Endless was released theatrically in North America in 2018 by Well Go USA.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Producer Editor Notes
2012 Resolution Yes Yes Yes Yes Role: Justin
2014 V/H/S: Viral Yes Yes Yes Yes Segment "Bonestorm"
2014 Spring Yes Yes Yes Yes
2017 The Endless Yes Yes Yes Yes Role: Justin
2019 Synchronic Yes Yes Yes Yes
After Midnight No No Yes No Role: Shane
2020 She Dies Tomorrow No No Yes No

Television[edit]

Year Title Notes
2020 The Twilight Zone Episode "8"
2022 Moon Knight 6 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Debruge, Peter (2015-01-02). "10 Directors to Watch: 'Spring' Duo Benson and Moorhead Break the Mold". Variety. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  2. ^ "Justin Benson - IMDbPro". pro.imdb.com. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  3. ^ "Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #10: 'Resolution' Directors Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead". Indiewire. 2012-04-07. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  4. ^ Resolution, retrieved 2017-06-17
  5. ^ "Spring – Comment On this New Video". Dread Central. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  6. ^ Disgusting, Bloody. "'The Endless' Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead Talk About Returning to Their Roots - Bloody Disgusting!". Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  7. ^ "Exclusive V/H/S Viral Blu-ray / DVD Clip!". Dread Central. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (2016-08-31). "'Spring' Filmmakers Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead to Direct and Star in Indie 'The Endless'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  9. ^ Patten, Dominic (15 August 2012). "Tribeca Film Picks Up 'Resolution'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  10. ^ Gupta, Shipra Harbola (29 July 2014). "TIFF Adds Ethan Hawke, Robert Kenner Docs, Announces Masters, Midnight Madness and Vanguard Programs". Indiewire.com. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  11. ^ Picurro, Allison. "'The Endless' Exclusive Tribeca Promo | IndieWire". Indiewire.com. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  12. ^ Busch, Anita (2017-05-01). "'The Endless' Acquired For Distribution Out Of Tribeca By Well Go USA". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2017-06-17.

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