Benjamin Cantu

Benjamin is a director, producer and show runner. After studying directing at the dffb in Berlin, his feature-film debut, HARVEST premiered on the 61st Berlinale – Generation 14Plus, where it won the Berlinale Teddy Reader’s Award and best feature on the Side-By-Side Filmfestival in Russia.

He developed and realized documentary films and fictional series, commissioned by ARD, Arte, ZDF, AlJazeera and Paramount+.
Benjamin is an alumnus of the Torino Film Lab and participant of EAVE producers workshop, as well as fellow of the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum.

In 2020-21 Benjamin was entrusted by Netflix Studios as show runner of the award-winning true crime series DIG DEEPER. In 2022 he directed a feature documentary for Netflix, to be released in 2023.

Benjamin is currently closing financing of a true crime series partnering Netflix and ORF within the Thursday team.