Benedict Seal is a freelance film journalist in his final year of an undergraduate Film Studies course at Oxford Brookes University.
Benedict started writing about film on his blog in the summer of 2011. Since turning his attention towards freelancing, he has had a feature published in Media Magazine, a publication designed to provide case studies and advice for A-Level Media and Film Studies students. Benedict is also a film critic at New on Netflix UK, a regular contributor to Bloody Disgusting and the horror correspondent for the Super Bailey Bros. in Movie Land podcast. Past outlets include Close-Up Film. His writing has taken him to the 2016 London Film Festival, FrightFest 2016 (both for Bloody Disgusting) and the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
He also has experience with marketing and social media management have 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 organised and hosted a Critics’ Fortnight season at the Ultimate Picture Palace in November 2016. He is also currently working on his undergraduate dissertation (working title: “The bifurcation of the horror genre post-Scream: Realism and self-reflexivity in the 21st century American splatter film”).
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.