Benjamin Green has been writing poetry, short stories, essays and screenplays ever since his fictional narrative, “The Elf in My Lunchbox” garnered adulation among his fourth grade peers. In an effort to reclaim the titillating, postcoital release of oxytocin that envelopes a writer when typing, “FADE OUT” or “THE END,” Benjamin locked himself in a room for so long he was one hue from translucent when he emerged with a completed screenplay in hand. It was his first feature-length screenplay, which went on to place in the top 10% of the 2010 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting competition.
To hone his skills (and develop thicker skin), Benjamin has participated in the international screenwriting workshop founded by Max Adams for more than three years. He has also taken screenwriting courses through UCLA (taught by Ernie Contreras), has earned his Certificate of Completion through The Academy of Film Writing and is a member of Brian Benson’s workshops Writing To Your Strengths and Creative Nonfiction through the Attic Institute.
In addition to writing, Benjamin has perfectly parted hair, plays guitar, flails around in a gi at an Aikido dojo weekly, suffers from misophonia (and various offshoots of obsessive-compulsive disorders), and abhors turning left.