Benny Safdie

Benny Safdie

Highest Rated: 92% Good Time (2017)

Lowest Rated: 75% Pieces of a Woman (2020)

Birthday: Feb 24, 1986

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Filmmaker Benny Safdie did not have to search far and wide for inspiration. While he often looked outward to capture the spirit and energy of his hometown New York in his films, one of his best works was motivated by a desire to recreate his unusual childhood that also likely shaped his future career path. In the feature film "Daddy Longlegs" (2010), which he cowrote and directed with his brother, Josh, Safdie attempted to relive their experiences growing up with a frantic father who chronicled their every move on tape. To reconstruct their family dynamics into a sort of childhood memoir, Safdie thoughtfully incorporated his own confused feelings as a child, as well as the emotional struggles they perceived their father to have gone through. The result was an honest, smart, and stylistic movie that was technically flawless and also introduced the film industry to one of its newest and most original voices.

Highest rated movies

Good Time
Licorice Pizza
Pieces of a Woman

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oppenheimer Edward Teller (Character) - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret Herb Simon (Character) - 2023
82% 50% Funny Pages Producer $49.0K 2022
91% 65% Licorice Pizza Joel Wachs (Character) $17.3M 2021
75% 84% Pieces of a Woman Chris (Character) - 2020
91% 52% Uncut Gems Director $50.0M 2019
92% 82% Good Time Nick Nikas (Character),
Director,
Film Editing
$2.0M 2017
87% 66% Heaven Knows What Director,
Film Editing
$79.1K 2014
78% 66% Lenny Cooke Director,
Film Editing
- 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Balloon Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editing
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Solid Gold Goldman (Character),
Director
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Straight Hustle Director - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet John's Gone John (Character) - 2010
79% 51% Daddy Longlegs Director - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daddy Longlegs Director - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Back of Her Head Screenwriter - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Think I'm Missing Parts Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet John's Lonely Trip to Coney Island John (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editing
- 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ralph Handel Story Ralph Handel (Character),
Director,
Film Editing
- 2006

TV

Credit
82% 64% Obi-Wan Kenobi Unknown (Character) 2022