The Adventures of Super Benji

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04mins // directed by:Neil Ira Needleman

A comic book writer uses his art to help draw out his autistic grandson.

About the Filmmaker 

Like many filmmakers, Brooklyn native Neil Ira Needleman straddles two worlds. By day, he is a copyeditor for an advertising and marketing company, which he has done for the past 30 years. At nights and weekends, he is a filmmaker. He began shooting 8mm/Super8 movies at an early age. Since 2002, he has produced and directed many short films that have screened in film festivals across the world, including A Trip to Prague (Boston Jewish Film Festival, 2007) and won countless awards including, the Director's Choice Award from the traveling Black Maria Film Festival in 2011.