I love creating images.
As a Director of Photography I believe that my job is to create images that help tell a story in a compelling way.
Working on documentary projects with minimal lighting has helped me to see what's already there and to work quickly to shape the light to create the right mood. It's also helped me to work efficiently and with confidence.
I've been a Director of Photography on dozens of films and videos which have been seen in festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Montreal World Film Festival and have been broadcast on the CBC, TVOntario, BBC, Vision TV, VH1, MuchMoreMusic, CityTV, The A-Channel and Fashion Television.
I've been nominated twice for a CSC [Canadian Society of Cinematographers] Award.
Some kind things people have said about me:
"I am finally breaking down the footage we shot in Toronto, and I just wanted to tell you how great you made it look. I know that room was tough and the schedule was tight, but you really did a terrific job, and I think it looks really good." - Paul Allman, Producer/Director, New York'"
"As a Director of Photography, Greg has an exceptional eye - an uncanny ability to visualize compelling imagery in any scene, capturing the perfect shot one might never even know was there. From production to post, Greg dives in head-first, never afraid of deadline limitations or last-minute adjustments, and always mindful of the final result." - Scott Wise, Designer
"Greg brings his wealth of knowledge, experience, patience and creativity to every shoot. He has this uncanny ability to interpret what a Director has envisioned and expressed on paper, and bring it to life. He is extremely creative, professional...and above all else...an extremely genuine and kind person...making him an absolute joy to work with. - Rebecca Foster, Director/Producer
I'm passionate about what I do and would love to help you tell your story.
Let's meet and talk about how I can help you do that!
Name: Gregory Bennett
Lives in: Toronto, Canada
Occupation: Director of Photography
Film (short) by Snowblind Films DP
The Bad Mother
Film by Pollinator Films Director of Photography The film follows Tara, a mid-30’s woman, struggling with her role as a stay at home mom after leaving a rewarding career to raise kids. When her 5-year-old son accidentally shares a scathing diatribe she writes about her husband’s evil workplace, Tara becomes an instant cause célèbre to other women in the same boat. But as she’s thrust from obscurity into the spotlight, the scrutiny is a lot more intense than she bargained for, and Tara is forced to face her daemons, or wither away.
Picture Perfect Award for Best Cinematography at Hamilton Film Festival
CSC (Canadian Society of Cinematographers) Nominee for best corporate video
CSC (Canadian Society of Cinematographers) Nominee for best short film