Benton (Ojibwe) is a 2007 Sundance Institute - Ford
Foundation Film Fellow for his short film project Looking Glass.
In 2006, he participated in the Fox American Indian Summer Insitute
at University of California - Los Angeles, directing the short
video Cry for Help. He has directed several other shorts,
including Monotony, The Hatrix, and Crossroads.
A musician, Benton has recorded the album "For A Lifetime"
with his powwow drum group The Boyz, and is a former member of
the Mystic River Singers. He is also a competitive grass dancer.
Benton received a BA in Theater and Multimedia Arts from State
University of New York - Stony Brook. He was born in Manitoba,
and raised in the Shinnecock Nation on Long Island, New York.
Screened by NMAI
Image credit: Ginew
Benton - courtesy of the filmmaker