About

Benjamin Ree is a Norwegian documentary filmmaker. In the beginning of his career he worked for BBC and Reuters. Today he makes award winning short and feature documentary films. Ree’s first feature documentary is Magnus. The film is a coming of age story of a modern genius, Magnus Carlsen, who is the world’s best chess player.

Benjamin Ree strive to get exceptional access to fascinating people. He wants to tell stories that are important and entertaining, and reach as many people as possible.

Benjamin Ree works for the production company and broadcaster VGTV, which co-produced Magnus. Please contact him if you have documentary ideas or want to invite him for a lecture.

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Here are some quotes about Ree’s filmmaking:

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“Director Benjamin Ree fashions something akin to Richard Linklater’s Boyhood” – Tara Brady, The Irish Times

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“Ree has an appreciation for nerds” – Daphne Howland, Village Voice

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“Regissør Benjamin Ree bruker bare syv minutter på å vise at han er et stort filmtalent.” – Ingrid Åbergsjord, Aftenposten

 

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