Samuell Benta
Writer / Director

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Samuell Benta is a BAME director, writer and actor for television and film. He created, wrote, directed and starred in his family comedy All About the McKenzies which was commissioned by ITV as a broadcast pilot for ITV2. The show was based on Samuell’s web series All About the McKenzies which ran for three seasons comprising 20 episodes and was acquired for broadcast on London Live. He also directed his comedy pilot The He Said She Said Show and drama Perceptions (which recently launched on Apple TV). Most recently, Samuell directed a documentary for CBBC (currently on iPlayer) and will be shadowing on EastEnders later this summer.

In addition to acting in his own productions, Samuell has appeared in a number of high profile dramas such as EastEnders E20, Silent Witness, The Cut, Hotel Babylon and Power Rangers Operation Overdrive. Being an actor, he has a deep understanding and unique ability to draw the best performances from artists. He likes to show the truth in human relations with what he films and provoking an audience to think with a twist of inspiration. He is a big fan of comedies, action and drama and has a great eye for detail. Whether it’s a brand new show or already established, Samuell will bring a unique spin to the lens.

Website: www.samuellbenta.com/producer-writer-director

 

Television:
My Life – I Just Want to be Me Bentavision / CBBC
Director
Documentary following 12-year-old Selah as she welcomes us into her world of dreams and drama.
1 x 5 min episode
All About the McKenzies Bentavision / ITV2
Writer, director & actor
Broadcast pilot for ITV2 based on Samuell’s family comedy web series.
1 x 30 min episode
All About the McKenzies Bentavision / Web series / London Live
Writer, director & actor
The family comedy web series created by Samuell.
Series 3: 6 x 22 min episodes
Series 2: 6 x 22 min episodes
Series 1: 8 x 22 min episodes
The He Said She Said Show Bentavision
Writer, director & actor
Comedy pilot.
1 x 20 min episode
Harmless Director
Comedy pilot – three housemates have a secret in the cellar, but the police come calling…
Short Film:
Perceptions Bentavision
Writer & director
Drama following the young people of St Raphael’s Estate. Now available on Apple TV.
Kuvina Director
A young girl has trouble letting go of her ex-boyfriend, until she meets a Zimbabwean yoga instructor whilst doing class.