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EMIL BENJAMIN

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Emil Benjamin is a writer, director, producer, cinematographer, and editor based out of New York City. His feature documentary, OYATE, premiered in competition at Big Sky, won several awards across the festival circuit, and is currently available on all major streaming platforms. His short films WHITE PEOPLE, WE CAN DO IT, and THE BREAKDOWN PARABLES have screened and earned prizes at dozens of festivals around the world. Emil attended the Cine Qua Non Revision Lab with his feature, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ENOUGH, and won the Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition with his pilot, HOPELESS.  Both scripts are Reader Recommended on The Black List.

Currently, Emil is developing two features of his own, serving as co-writer on the UNTITLED SAM & OMAR PROJECT from director Nadav Kurtz (PARAÍSO) and Oscar-nominated producer Diane Quon (MINDING THE GAP, WUHAN WUHAN), and editing the upcoming feature RESENTMENT, starring Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (THE WIRE).

Emil is the founder of Irrelevant Media.

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