It’s simple… Tony Benna has an insatiable need to create.
He began making stop motion animations and skateboard videos at a very young age with his big brother and the other neighborhood kids. It was these childhood productions that taught him look at things not for what they are, but what they could be. Basements became production studios, cardboard boxes became sets, and cotton balls became clouds.Tony has not only carried this innovative sensibility into his work as a Director, but more importantly his love of creating.
Today, Tony enjoys intertwining his stop motion background and live action storytelling together, to create distinctive heartfelt films, both in and out of the commercial world.
Tony’s new Short Film “ROCKET” is currently making waves on the festival circuit and has already won the Award of Merit from “The Best Shorts Film Festival.” His work has been been featured in Creativity Magazine, AdAge, AdWeek, Huffington Post, Gizmodo, Fast Company, Motionographer, The Egotist, IDN Magazine, and Vimeo Staff Picks.