Benjamin Taft

Benjamin Taft

Director, Writer, Producer, Director of photography, Editor


Benjamin Taft is an American filmmaker and director who is best known for his work in the horror genre. He has directed several horror films such as "The Dark Within", "The Open Door", "The Unwanted" and "Carnal". He is also the founder and owner of the production company, Taft Pictures.

Taft was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated with a degree in film and television. After graduation, he moved to New York City where he worked as a freelance editor and assistant director before eventually starting his own production company.

Taft began his career as a filmmaker by directing short films. His first feature-length film, "The Dark Within" was released in 2015 and received critical acclaim. The film was nominated for several awards, including a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film, and was a box office success. His next feature, "The Open Door", was released in 2018 and was also well-received.

In addition to his work in the horror genre, Taft has also directed several documentaries. He directed the documentary "The Unwanted" which follows the lives of three refugees from Syria, and "Carnal" which follows the lives of three carnival performers. Both documentaries were met with critical acclaim and were featured at numerous film festivals.

Taft is passionate about telling stories that depict the human experience in an honest and truthful way. He strives to make films that are thought-provoking and emotionally engaging. He also believes in using his platform to raise awareness and create positive change in the world.

Taft's films have been featured in numerous publications and websites, such as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Los Angeles Times. He has been recognized for his work by the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films.

Benjamin Taft is a talented filmmaker and director who has created an impressive body of work. His films have earned critical acclaim and have been featured at festivals all over the world. He is an inspiring filmmaker who believes in telling stories that are both entertaining and meaningful.