Lawrence Benedict, a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, has studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, and is a veteran of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada. He has performed on stage in over 42 full Equity productions, and in TV and film in both United States and Canada, starring in the Canadian Police series, “The Collaborators.” He most recently acted in the short film by Jorge S. Pallás, “In Girum Imus Nocte” a 2016 Festival de Cannes Court Métrage Corner Selection.

In Los Angeles, he founded “Angus Lake Productions.” where he learned most behind-the-camera disciplines while producing promotional video for studios such as Universal and directors such as Steven Spielberg. He has edited Disney trailers and a full-length feature he edited, "Forgiving the Franklins," became a Sundance Selection. Lawrence has taught at Banff School of Fine Arts, UCLA Extension and Screen Actors Guild. He is author of “The Video Demo Tape” – published by Focal Press, and “How to Shoot Better Camcorder Videos; Help from the Hollywood Pros.”

Lawrence currently performs improv with “The Playground.”

He is very proud to be a member of the Arlington International Film Festival selection committee.