Death of Childhood

Official Selection: SCAD Savannah Film Festival


Corpse Reviver

An ignorant bartender discovers his father has been turned into a zombie and has to mix an impossible cocktail for him...or else.


A Snail Can Take Down a Starfish

On the last day of summer break in 1999, an outcast boy attempts to help a girl overcome her fear of swimming.



Martha, a single mother and working nurse, struggles with her son leaving for college. When a mysterious woman invites Martha to a dinner party of other “empty nest” mothers, she soon realizes the gathering is not as innocent as it seems.



After the recent death of his grandmother, a young boy brings his grandfather to his usual hideout. In an attempt to cheer him up, the boy presents his grandfather with an opportunity to revisit a sweet memory of his late wife. The grandfather obliges the boy and travels back to his childhood at the very same hideout.

McKinley Benson was born on January 6, 1999 in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from SCAD Atlanta in 2020 with a BFA in Film & Television. He is a writer and director best known for Death of Childhood (2020), Homestead (2020), and Martha (2019). As a director, he frequently collaborated with Enzo Hui, co-founder of Room 330 Productions. Their film, Kalos (2018), won two Student Emmy awards for Best Direction and Best Short Film.