Benedict’s film Una (based on David Harrower’s play ‘Blackbird’) starring Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn had its world premiere at the 43rd Telluride Film Festival.
It has since screened at various festivals including Toronto Film Festival , London Film Festival (Official Competition), Busan Film Festival, the Hampton’s Film Festival, Rome Film Festival, Gothenburg Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival.
An opera by Aribert Reimann, Komische Oper, Berlin
Premiere May 21 2017 – https://www.komische-oper-berlin.de/spielplan/medea/1812/
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
by Tennessee Williams, Young Vic in the West End
Apollo Theatre from July 13 2017 for 12 weeks only
Benedict’s poetry collection Lens Flare won the 2016 Mary Gilmore Award.
Judges citation -
This tightly crafted and expansive collection can be both humorous and poignant, revealing a highly attuned poetic sense of place, memory and relationship, and sometimes the wickedness of wording the world. Andrews’ verse, set across the emotional and physical terrains of Iceland and Australia, is spare and strong; possessing a dramatic, filmic quality that delights in its visual power, as well as the cadences of its language. The poet’s lens flares – illuminating and obscuring – and the reader is drawn into an intense and sensual world.
A collection of Benedict’s plays — including Like A Sun, Every Breath, The Stars, Geronimo, and Gloria — is now available from Oberon Books.