Benny Safdie

Active - 2008 - 2020  |   Born - Feb 24, 1986 in New York, New York, United States  |   Genres - Comedy Drama

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  • Has Sephardic Jewish and Syrian Jewish ancestry, and is of Russian Jewish descent.
  • Was raised in New York with his older brother, and filmmaking partner, Josh Safdie.
  • Had aspirations of becoming a physicist before becoming a filmmaker.
  • Co-founded the creative collective Red Bucket Films with his brother Josh Safdie, Alex Kalman, Sam Lisenco, Brett Jutkiewicz, and Zachary Treitz, while attending Boston University.
  • Made his feature film directorial debut with the 2009 comedy-drama Go Get Some Rosemary, which he co-directed with his brother Josh Safdie.
  • Formed the independent film production studio Elara Pictures with Josh Safdie, Sebastian Bear-McClard, Ronald Bronstein, and Oscar Boyson in 2014.