Nik Benn is a rather dashing writer and director for film and television. Having written in a number of genres, Nik feels most at home in dark dramas, but enjoys exploring any story so long as it’s immersive and challenging. His favourite book is Brave New World and much to the chagrin of his colleagues, he prefers bourbon over scotch.
(Now that the generic third person biography is out of the way, some more about me.)
I’ve always written stories, ever since I was a kid, but like most of us I grew up and decided I needed a ‘real job.’ So off I went, and spent the next decade working in the film industry.I started on the production side of things as a lighting technician before moving up to gaffer and then cinematographer, where I worked with national brands such as ELLE Canada and Canadian Living.
I’ve since transitioned back (because a lot of us don’t get it right the first time) to my true passion of writing.
In 2017 I sold my first tv show and most recently, placed as a finalist at the Slamdance Screenplay Competition.
I dig horror, sci-fi, drama and thrillers, and while I’m not much for romantic comedies, there’s a first time for everything.