Benedict Seal is a freelance entertainment journalist with experience across a range of international online and printed press and radio. He started blogging in 2011 and is currently a contributor to Total Film, Film School Rejects, Bloody Disgusting, The Digital Fix, Nonfics, Vague Visages, VODzilla.co and New on Netflix. He has also made appearances on BBC Radio Oxford and has been published in Media Magazine. His writing has taken him to the Cannes Film Festival, the BFI London Film Festival and FrightFest.
He studied Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University and graduated in 2017 with first-class honours. 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 also created, directed and hosted the Critics’ Fortnight Film Festival at The Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford in 2016.
Benedict is available for any entertainment-related assignments — from features, news and reviews, to essays, columns and festival coverage.