Benjamin MulHolland

Writer/Director

Oakland, CA, USA

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Benjamin MulHolland is an Oakland based Writer/Director, who for 15 years has been turning small budgets into professional motion pictures, most notably, M.O.A.B. and it’s sequel DAISY CUTTER. His biting action/satire web series PENNIES FOR THE JUGGERNAUT was distributed online domestically and internationally, garnering fans in Europe, South Korea, Japan and Australia. He has Directed, Produced and Written projects that have screened at Cinequest, the Oakland International Film Festival, I Hella Love Shorts Film Festival, the Portland Film Festival, the San Diego Black Film Festival and the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. His writing has placed in several competitions, twice qualifying for the second round of judging at the Sundance Screenwriting & Episodic Lab. Benjamin's films explore topics of culture, politics and mysticism while also incorporating the concepts of Shamanism, Taoism and the Japanese aesthetic of Yūgen- which through his own interpretation is at the heart of my filmmaking philosophy. Taking that which which cannot be said, life’s mysterious journey, our myths, our legends and give an unspoken interpretation of it, through cinema. He's recently begun his second year residency with SFFILM developing his debut feature film, The Lake Merritt Monster.