A young filmmaker originally from Yonkers, NY, Kecia Benson’s journey started during high school when she was introduced to the local television studio in Yonkers, NY and her interest continued through her undergraduate studies at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC. Post graduation, Kecia worked at FOX Charlotte News Station and The Charlotte Post but within a year she decided to move to New York to pursue a career as a filmmaking. After various internships, Kecia landed her first freelancing gig on actress/director Azariah Gunn’s feature debut Spare Change. She was soon introduced to guerrilla-style filmmaking after meeting her mentor Michael “Boogie” Pinckney, Spike Lee’s Assistant Director and went to work with profound directors like Spike Lee, Tim Story, Charles Stone III and with shows like “Sesame Street Workshop”, “BET Apollo Live”, “Gossip Girl”, HBO “Da Brick”, Spike Lee’s “Red Hook Summer” and many more.
In 2010 Kecia debuted her first short film Unidentified a suspenseful thriller about a mysterious man trying to redefine himself through someone else life; Unidentified was feature in 2011 at the Reel Sisters of Diaspora Film Festival. Played at the 3rd annual New Voices in Black Cinema Beale Street Blues, a short controversial documentary about struggling African-American Blues artists on Beale Street in Memphis, TN. The second film from film director Kecia J. Benson, it examines the life of several blues historians on Beale Street and reveals an up-close interaction with some of Memphis’ finest including: Memphis Gold, Earl the Pearl, Sonny Mack, John MoBlues, Mz. Zeno, Carl Drew, Rudy Williams, and Big Jerry in their day-to-day struggle as an “ole blues artist”.
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