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Chris Benker. Cinematographer.
www.chrisbenker.com

After being selected to participate in the New York State Summer School for the Arts as a teenager, Chris decided to pursue a career in film.

He studied at SUNY Buffalo under Paul Sharits and Brian Henderson where he earned a BA in Media Studies.

He relocated to New York City and sharpened his craft working as a cinematographer on a vast array of indie films.

His feature work includes the award-winning MY LIFE AS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, MONKEYS AND ROBOTS, SATAN’S WHIP and THE YAKUZA & THE MERMAID.

His work has appeared in film festivals worldwide including the Rhode Island International Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival and the New Filmmakers series at Anthology Film Archives.

Review Quotes:

“…Chris Benker adds elegant layers.”
– The New York Times

“Cinematographer Chris Benker deserves extra credit.”
– Film Journal International

“Lenser Chris Benker impressively controls light, color and composition.”
– Variety

“…the true star of the film (Yakuza & the Mermaid) is Benker’s cinematography.”
– Film Journal International