Amy Bench is a cinematographer and filmmaker based in Austin, Texas and works nationwide. She has been twice nominated for the Kodak Excellence in Cinematography Award and won grants from the Texas Filmmaker’s Production Fund, Women in Film- Dallas, and the Department of Education’s Jacob K. Davits Fellowship, and is currently a member of the Austin Contemporary’s multidisciplinary artist group The Crit Group. She lensed the feature films LOVES HER GUN (SXSW 2013), and THE GOLDEN RUT (Austin Film Festival 2016). She was recently named a “DP on the Rise” by Paste Magazine. Amy was an additional cinematographer on the CNN documentary HOLY HELL (Sundance 2016), based on 25 years of footage inside a spiritual cult, and how the former members have transformed their lives since leaving the community. Her short film BAD AT DANCING won the Golden Bear at Berlinale (2015). Her work has screened worldwide, at festivals including Sundance, Berlin, New York, and MOMA/PS1.
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