Justin Benson (director)

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Justin Benson
Justin Benson, Festival de Sitges 2017.jpg
Born (1983-06-09) June 9, 1983 (age 35)
San Diego, California, US[1]
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor
Years active 2012–present

Justin Benson (born June 9, 1983) is an American director, writer, actor, and producer.[1]


Benson wrote the 2013 critically acclaimed horror film Resolution and directed it with his filmmaking partner Aaron Scott Moorhead.[2][3] Their directorial work can also be found in the anthology film V/H/S: Viral in the segment entitled "Bonestorm", and the 2014 romantic body horror film Spring, which Benson also wrote.[4][5][6] Spring premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and was publicly praised by both Richard Linklater and Guillermo Del Toro.[7][8][9] In 2017 he wrote, co-directed and starred alongside Moorhead in the science-fiction horror film The Endless, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.[10] The Endless will be released theatrically in North America in 2018 by Well Go USA.[11]



  1. ^ a b Debruge, Peter (2015-01-02). "10 Directors to Watch: 'Spring' Duo Benson and Moorhead Break the Mold". Variety. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  2. ^ "Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #10: 'Resolution' Directors Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead". Indiewire. 2012-04-07. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  3. ^ Resolution, retrieved 2017-06-17
  4. ^ Spring
  5. ^ Disgusting, Bloody. "'The Endless' Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead Talk About Returning to Their Roots - Bloody Disgusting!". bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  6. ^ V/H/S Viral
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (2016-08-31). "'Spring' Filmmakers Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead to Direct and Star in Indie 'The Endless'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  8. ^ http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/tribeca-film-resolution-tribeca-film-festival-xyz-films-aaron-moorhead-justin-benson/
  9. ^ http://www.indiewire.com/article/tiff-adds-ethan-hawke-robert-kenner-docs-announces-masters-midnight-madness-and-vanguard-programs-20140729
  10. ^ Picurro, Allison. "'The Endless' Exclusive Tribeca Promo | IndieWire". www.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  11. ^ Busch, Anita (2017-05-01). "'The Endless' Acquired For Distribution Out Of Tribeca By Well Go USA". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-06-17.

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