Benjamin Welmond graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with the first self-defined Film and Digital Video degree. He directed a documentary web series, DIYSECT, which examines the intersection between modern DIY biologist and bioart across America. Inspired by the volunteer efforts of a group of veterans, he also directed a short film on the ongoing efforts to remove of bombs and mines from what was the demilitarized zone in Vietnam.
Inspired by Lynch, Cronenberg, and Gilliam, he enjoys making creepy movies that combine the genre-tropes of science fiction and horror with the surreal. His newest short, Faulty Father, has screened at 25 different festivals, and won the Staff Award at the Another Hole in the Head Film Festival. Benjamin is a resident of Los Angeles and a full time editor at Wondros, a documentary production company.