A short film about an ambitious teen actor in a Shakespeare troupe who receives a strange prophecy about who will play the leading role.

Sixteen-year old Benny Rendell is a director, writer, and award-winning actor. His short films "School Night," "Sister," and "Cracked" (selected for various film festivals). He also directed a music video for the song "Listen" by AM4. 

"...the purpose of playing...is to hold, as ’twere, the mirror up to nature, to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure." Hamlet, Act 3, Sc. 2

Written and performed by AM4 (Archie Lewis-Harris and Maia Weiss), Listen is a song about teen bullying and its aftermath.

A short film about a tween alien on the run in a small town in upstate NY.

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ABOUT Benny

Events

"Hurly Burly" has been selected for the 2020 Woodstock Film Festival. More details coming soon...

​A short film about a teen boy whose conspiracy theories might not be as far-fetched as they first seem.

​A short film about a teen girl who, when her older brother goes missing, must delve into her town and family's dark secrets.

latest work

PSA selected as one of top five submissions for NYU Tisch and NYU Global Health’s Critical Life-Saving Communications Program 2020.

"School Night" has been selected for the 2019 NewFilmmakers Festival NYC. It will screen at 8pm on September 10th at Anthology Film Archives, NYC.