KARMA KILLS: A PSA

Created for submission to an environmental film festival, Benson wrote, shot, directed and edited this cautionary tale focusing on the dangers of Climate Change.

Credits: Director, Writer, DP, Editor

December 2018

INFORMAL

Classicly dorky and scattered, a sorority girl gets ready for her formal, but pays the ultimate price for trying to cut corners.

Credits: Director, Writer, DP, Editor

October 2018

BULLSEYE: TARGET PARODY

After years of being a loyal Target customer, Benson decided to write a spoof of one of their iconic commercials where everything falls to pieces. 

Credits: Director, Writer, Actress 

April 2018

ALEXA

Based on the Amazon Echo and its plethora of commercials, Benson wrote what she believed was the underlying meaning of the whole product. Dabbling in dark comedy, this sketch might change how you feel about Amazon. 

Credits: Director, Writer, Actress

October 2016

STONED: THE STORY OF GRAY GOYLE

Based on every (painfully cheesy) Disney Channel movie anyone can think of, Benson created this dynamic and satirical faux movie trailer for her Creating Multimedia Content class at Elon. It allowed her to tap into her comedic writing skills and her extensive knowledge of Disney Channel.

Credits: Director, Writer, Editor, DP

December 2016

ETIQUETTE ACROSS CULTURES - AN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY

Benson spent four months abroad with Semester at Sea, wherein she created this telling documentary. Across four continents, 10 countries, 19 cities and 102 days, she asked the question of local people from all around the world, "what does etiquette mean to you?" 

Credits: Director, Editor, DP

December 2017

HALLMARK

Inspired by every Hallmark commercial she's ever seen, Benson saw an opportunity to write a mock commercial for a new line of greeting cards, the classic Disappointing College Boyfriend Line. A cheesy love story unravels with a surprise ending wherein hilarity ensues.

Credits: Director, Writer

April 2017

ECCENTRIC ELON, PILOT

Benson gathered some of Elon's wildest characters to create a documentary highlighting how these students' unique interests shape their day-to-day lives. Created during her Television Production class at Elon.

Credits: Director, Editor

April 2017

TOUR GUIDE

Though nothing quite like this has happened to Benson while on the job as a Tour Guide at Elon, there have been some close calls. In this disaster-prone scenario, watch all the wrong things transpire on a college tour. Seriously, this situation couldn't get worse.

Credits: Writer, Actress

November 2016

FABIO'S STORY

The story of a college student who has made the trek from Brazil to America to pursue a career in business comes to life in this short but telling documentary. Fabio Brigagao tells his story.

Credits: Director, Editor, DP

November 2016