McKinley benson


Role: Director, Co-Writer, Producer

Format: 2D Animated Short

Genre: Romance, Drama

Budget: $25K

Status: In Production

While working opposite schedules, a couple attempts to connect during their transitory encounters.


Role: Director, Writer

Format: Narrative Short

Genre: Comedy, Mockumentary

Budget: $30K

Status: Pre-Production

A lonely man resorts to cloning himself to improve his financial situation, only to have his clone go rogue, leading them both on a comical and heartwarming voyage of self-discovery.


Role: Producer

Format: Documentary Series

Genre: True Crime

Budget: TBD

Status: In Development

Two filmmakers hired for a production uncover a world of deception and exploitation upon arriving at a religious non-profit, now determined to expose its cult-like nature.

McKinley benson

McKinley Benson is a filmmaker and alumnus of the Savannah College of Art and Design, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Film & Television. He is a director, producer, and writer responsible for dozens of narrative shorts, TV pilots, and documentaries, playing at festivals around the world and garnering three Student Emmy awards. In 2017, McKinley co-founded an independent production studio, Room 330, specializing in high-quality, genre-focused narrative work. Throughout his professional history, he has had the pleasure of working with companies such as Netflix, Amazon Studios, Disney, 20th Century, and XYZ Films. Currently, McKinley is directing his first animated film in partnership with the Oscar-nominated production cooperative, COLA Animation, while also directing a live-action mockumentary project, winner of the 2023 Indie Grant.

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