Adam Benn was born in Winnipeg Manitoba, grew up in Englewood, Colorado traipsing all over the west with a Jeep and a tent until he moved to New York City to work in film.
Upon completion of his BFA in film production at the University of Colorado and his MFA from CCNY, Adam joined the local 600 as an assistant cameraman where he worked on a wide variety of television and cinema; gaining great experience from assisting Rogier Stoffer ASC, Nancy Schreiber ASC, and the famed Bobby Bukowski.
Adam’s first feature film SOMEWHERE WEST, directed by fellow CU alum David Marek, and shot in 7 states including CO, won him an award for outstanding cinematography. MY BEST DAY, premiering at Sundance Film Festival, 2012 was Adam’s second feature as Director of Photography, produced by Erin Harper.
Adam is currently shooting documentaries in the middle east surrounding the Syrian refugee crisis, is DP on Sara Driver’s Teenage Basquiat and is writing a dark comedy feature about president George Washington.
Adam stays true to his Colorado roots by apartment brewing IPA’s and stouts native Coloradans would be proud of.