Michael Hutchence as a singing lizard?! It certainly got his name out there both as a director and a skilled VFX creator.
Prior to his big reptilian break, Bennetts started in the industry as a runner and AD, before getting the opportunity to work on some short films.
Sounds like an interesting chap - what's his commercial work like? Bennetts has become known for his cinematic eye for detail, creating work with a dramatic flair which has impressed many international clients.
Check out this spot for Toyota as an excellent example of Bennetts's capabilities.
Stirring stuff, and it looks pretty great too. UNIT9 were also attracted to the impressive understanding of storytelling and narrative which permeates so much of his work.
This parent-focused ad for German drug store chain Rossmann is all the more powerful for not having a VO until the end; providing the narrative instead through a series of key moments that will resonate with new mums and dads all too well.
Is there anything else we should know about this talented dude? He's also a bit of a science nerd and is really into robots. Which probably explains his continuing interest in directing VFX work, particularly when it involves skateboarding cyborgs...
Iron Man, eat your heart out. He is looking forward to "many crazy adventures" with UNIT9, and in turn, they can't wait to get started on new projects with him... so expect a lot more where that came from.
Samuel Bennetts' reel is available at UNIT9, so go ahead and feast your eyes. For more information on him or anyone else on the roster, get in touch with Adam Dolman at email@example.com or give the team a ring at 0207 729 9512.