Hey! My name's Robbie Benson. I'm a musician and a filmmaker in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is where you can find out more about me and my work.
Starting to play keyboards at the age of 2, I've had over 20 years of musical experience, and the pleasure of gigging with Ron E Beck (Tower of Power), Myron Dove (Santana), sitting in with Napoleon Murphy Brock (Frank Zappa), Tony Lindsay (Santana), Clifford Coulter, and Danny Hull (Doobie Brothers) among others, as well as studying with the likes of Russell Ferrante (Yellowjackets). Go to my music page to listen!
I have also served as writer, director, cinematographer and editor for well over 30 short films, and enjoyed several international film awards including "Best Director" (CMF 2009), "Best Comedy" (CMF 2008), "Best Original Soundtrack" (CMF 2010), and "Turner Classic Movies' Classic Short Film Award" (CMF 2006). My films have also be viewable as Virgin Airlines in-flight entertainment. Go to my films page to watch!
In addition to working behind the camera, I've acted in several lead and supporting roles in a variety of short and feature films.