Over the last 40 years Mark Benjamin has built his reputation through an allegiance to film and television. Director cameraman Benjamin has created numerous independent films, eight Bill Moyers documentaries, six National Geographic films and ten films for HBO, ABC, CBS, NBC, TBS, and the Discovery Channel. Benjaminʼs first filming assignment was the war in the Middle East in 1973 where he was a combat cameraman for NBC News in the Sinai Desert. In 2009 and 2010, Benjamin served as Executive Producer and Director of Brick City, a Peabody award winning and twice Emmy nominated docu-series on Sundance Channel.
Benjamin’s credits also include directing and shooting the Robert Downey Jr. feature documentary The Last Party. Recent films shot by Benjamin include CIA: Americaʼs Secret Warriors on Discovery Channel, awarded a duPont Columbia Award, HBOʼs Prisoners of the War on Drugs, HBOʼs Gang War-Banging in Little Rock, awarded the ACE award for best documentary, HBOʼs Texas Death Machine, HBOʼs Thug Life in DC, a National Emmy best documentary film, Soldiers in the Army of God and many more. Benjaminʼs camera also operated the cult classic Mondo New York and filmed the documentary series A Time of Aids broadcast on the Discovery Channel.