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 an intern at Film School Rejects and a contributor to Bloody Disgusting, The Digital Fix, Vague Visages and 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 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.