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Justin Benson (director)

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

Justin Benson
Justin Benson, Festival de Sitges 2017.jpg
Born (1983-06-09) June 9, 1983 (age 35)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor
Years active2012–present



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 – Comment On this New Video". Dread Central. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  5. ^ Disgusting, Bloody. "'The Endless' Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead Talk About Returning to Their Roots - Bloody Disgusting!". Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  6. ^ "Exclusive V/H/S Viral Blu-ray / DVD Clip!". Dread Central. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  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. ^ Patten, Dominic; Patten, Dominic (15 August 2012). "Tribeca Film Picks Up 'Resolution'". Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  9. ^ Gupta, Shipra Harbola; Gupta, Shipra Harbola (29 July 2014). "TIFF Adds Ethan Hawke, Robert Kenner Docs, Announces Masters, Midnight Madness and Vanguard Programs". Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  10. ^ Picurro, Allison. "'The Endless' Exclusive Tribeca Promo | IndieWire". Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  11. ^ Busch, Anita (2017-05-01). "'The Endless' Acquired For Distribution Out Of Tribeca By Well Go USA". Retrieved 2017-06-17.

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