Behind the Scenes with MirrorUpToNature Films

Sister (2017; dir. Benny Rendell; original score Archie Lewis-Harris)


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School Night (2019; dir. Benny Rendell; original score Archie Lewis-Harris)

Listen (2016; dir. Benny Rendell)

Written and performed by AM4, Listen is a song about teen-bullying and its aftermath. The music video (shot and directed by Benny Rendell) was selected for the 2016 Williamsburg International Film Festival the 2016 Woodstock Film Festival. It also won a Silver Key in the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.


  • Music by AM4 (Archie Lewis-Harris and Maia Weiss, and featuring Maxwell Barnes on tenor sax and Max Mielcarek on upright bass) 
  • Cast: Georgia Dedolph, Zoe Frances Harvey, and Fae Leonard Mann 


Cracked (2016; dir. Benny Rendell)

Cracked is a short film about a teen boy whose conspiracy theories might not be as far-fetched as they first seem. The film was selected for the 2016 Woodstock Film Festival and won a Gold Key in the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.


  • Written and directed by thirteen year old Benny Rendell
  • Cinematography by Leo Lion
  • Music by Spooky Ghost
  • Cast: Jack Warren, Dante Kanter, Daniel Zuzworsky, Ayun Halliday, Robert Warren, and Bradley Lewis


"School Night" is a short film about a teen girl who, when her older brother goes missing, must delve into her town and family's dark secrets. The film was recently selected for selected for the 2019 New Filmmakers NY Film Festival and the 2019 All American High School Film Festival


  • Written, edited and directed by Benny Rendell
  • Cinematography by Leo Lion
  • Original score by Archie Lewis-Harris
  • Cast: Zoe Harvey, Benny Rendell, Robert Burke Warren, Mary Kunicki, and Brandon Sawhill-Aja


"Sister" is about a tween alien on the run who finds sisterhood in a small town in upstate New York; while her outer-space captors are closing in. Directed, edited, and written by Benny Rendell, original score by Archie Lewis-Harris, and starring Fae Leonard-Mann as Sister. The short film has been selected for the 2017 Woodstock Film Festival, as well as the 2017 All American High School Film Festival and the 2017 New Filmmakers NY Festival


  • Written and directed by Benny Rendell
  • Original score by Archie Lewis-Harris
  • Cast: Fae Leonard Mann, Zoe Frances Harvey, Georgia Dedolph, Maggie Heenan, Maia Weiss, Phoebe Ramaty, Jake Heenan, Archie Lewis-Harris, Benny Rendell, Memphis Bernstein Collins, Max Mielcarek, Maxwell Barnes, Rowan Dedolph, Brandon Sawhill-Aja, and Anna Von