Benedict Seal is a freelance culture journalist. He started blogging in 2011 and is currently a contributor to Bloody Disgusting, Vague Visages and VODzilla.co and a film critic at 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 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 social accounts, as well as liaising with PR and writing copy for the website, newsletter and programme. He also created, directed and hosted the Critics’ Fortnight Film Festival at the Ultimate Picture Palace in 2016.
Benedict is available for any culture-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.