Benny Boom

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Benny Boom
Benny Boom.jpg
Benny Boom in July 2012
Born Benny Douglas
(1971-07-22) July 22, 1971 (age 47)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation
  • film director
  • music video director
Years active 2000-present
Net worth $10 million (2017 estimate)
Website directorbennyboom.com

Benny Douglas,[1] professionally known as Benny Boom, is an American director of film and music videos. He is best known for directing the comedy film Next Day Air (2009) and All Eyez on Me (2017), a biopic of late rapper Tupac Shakur, for Morgan Creek Productions.

Career[edit]

Shortly after finishing studies at Temple University, Douglas entered the music industry in 2000 directing music videos for platinum-selling artists such as Nicki Minaj, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Keyshia Cole, Akon and 50 Cent. For his efforts, Douglas was awarded B.E.T.’s Video Director of the Year in 2009 and 2013.

While building a catalog of over 200 music videos, Douglas also helmed commercial spots for Jeep, Honda, Gatorade, Sears and others. In 2009, Douglas made his feature film debut with the comedy, Next Day Air, starring Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick and Mos Def. His second film, the action drama S.W.A.T.: Firefight was released in 2011. His third film, All Eyez on Me, a biopic about rapper and actor Tupac Shakur, was released in June 2017.

Douglas made his television directorial debut in 2013, with an episode of 90210 (Season 5) for the CW Network, followed by the entire Season 2 of Knock Out, a reality boxing show, for FuseTV in 2015. He continued to make waves in 2016 with episodes of hit dramas NCIS: Los Angeles and Empire, starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard.

Douglas is represented by ICM Partners for television and film.

Douglas is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, and was a solo inductee into the Pi Rho chapter in the Spring of 1991.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Music videos[edit]

50 Cent

Akon

Amerie

Benzino

  • Shine Like My Son

Birdman

BoA

B.o.B

Busta Rhymes

C-Side

Cassidy

Channel Live

  • Wild Out 2K (2000)

Cherish

Ciara

Dappy

David Guetta

DJ Drama

Fantasia

G. Dep

Ja Rule

Jazmine Sullivan

Jibbs

JoJo

K. Michelle

Katerina Graham

Kelly Rowland

Keyshia Cole

Kirko Bangz

  • Keep it Trill (2012)

Lil' Kim

Lil' Mo

Lil Wayne

LL Cool J

Lyfe Jennings

Mario

Meek Mill

Monica

Mýa

Nas

Nelly

New Kids on the Block

Nicki Minaj

P Diddy

Prince Royce

  • Te Robaré (2013)

Sean Kingston

  • Seasonal Love (2013/ft. Wale)

Sean Paul

P$C

Pussycat Dolls

  • Beep (2006/ft. will.i.am)

R. Kelly

Robin Thicke

Rooney

Shyne

Snoop Dogg

T-Pain

Teairra Mari

Tink

Trey Songz

Tristan Wilds

  • Love in the 90z (2016)

Waka Flocka Flame

Wale

Youngbloodz

Live DVDs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Benny Boom's bio". directorbennyboom.com. 

External links[edit]