Benedict Seal is a freelance film journalist. He started writing about film on his blog in the summer of 2011. He is currently a contributor to Bloody Disgusting, Vague Visages and VODzilla.co, a film critic at New on Netflix UK and the horror correspondent for the Super Bailey Bros. in Movie Land podcast. He has also made appearances on BBC Radio Oxford and has been published in Media Magazine, a publication designed to provide case studies and advice for A-Level Media and Film Studies students. Past outlets include Close-Up Film. His writing has taken him to the Cannes Film Festival (for Vague Visages and Bloody Disgusting, as well as BBC Radio Oxford and the Super Bailey Bros.), the 2016 London Film Festival and FrightFest 2016 (both for Bloody Disgusting).
He studied Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University and graduated in 2017 with a first-class honours and a GPA of 4.00. He also won the university’s Film Dissertation Prize for his paper titled “Escaping the Frame: Screen-Based Self-Reflexivity in the American Splatter Film Post-Scream“.
He has experience with marketing and social media management having worked as a Marketing Assistant at the Ultimate Picture Palace cinema in Oxford, UK. His responsibilities included running the cinema’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as liaising with PR and writing copy for the website, newsletter and programme. He also organised and hosted a Critics’ Fortnight season at the Ultimate Picture Palace in November 2016.
Benedict is available for any film, culture or entertainment-related assignments, from features, news and reviews, to columns and festival coverage. He is particularly drawn to genre cinema, but has written about and enjoys all big screen entertainment.