MirrorUpToNature Films

About MirrorUpToNature Films:


When advising a group of traveling players about acting, Shakespeare’s Hamlet famously warns them about the dangers of exaggeration and falsity in their performances. “The purpose of playing,” he tells them, is “to hold 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.”

MirrorUpToNature Films is committed to holding up a mirror to today’s world, especially to the youth of today in all their beauty, vice, virtue, pain, happiness, comedy, and sensitivity.

MirrorUpToNature Films founder is thirteen-year old director and actor Benny Rendell

Benny has been making movies since he was four. Some of his early works include an adaptation of "High Noon" starring his grandparents and a sci-fi movie about a stuffed dog who gets stranded on the moon.

More recently, Benny directed a music video for "Listen," a song written and performed by AM4 about teen bullying and its aftermath, which was selected for the 2016 Williamsburg International Film Festival and the 2016 Woodstock Film Festival. He also wrote and directed a short film “Cracked” about a teen boy whose conspiracy theories might not be as far-fetched as they first seem. This film has also been selected for the 2016 Woodstock Film Festival.

For the last two years, Benny has been a student of the director and film teacher Carlo Mirabella-Davis. Benny's favorite directors include Francois Truffaut, Terence Malick, Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, and George Lucas.