The Medicine Buddha

Feature Documentary
Released: 2018
Duration: 1HR 51MINS
Directed and Produced by Benjamin Johns
Cinematographer: Gerry Vasbenter
Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley
World Wide Sales: Shoreline Entertainment

Winner - Mongolian Academy Award
Benjamin won best documentary at the 2018 Mongolian Film Academy Awards for The Medicine Buddha.The Film has also secured a nationwide Canadian distribution deal for 2019, and others being negotiated.

About Benjamin Johns Film Director & Screen Writer

Benjamin Johns Directs impactful feature films and feature documentaries for a worldwide audience and is developing several TV drama series.

After making award-winning shorts with Robert Hardy and Hugh Bonneville, Benjamin's Directorial feature Film Debut "TRAVELLER", was released in the UK by Metrodome in 2014 in Cinemas, DVD (Tesco, Morrisons and HMV) and VOD platforms Blinkbox, Film 4, itunes and Amazon). It also secured a summer 2015 nationwide release via Revolver Entertainment in the USA available through Walmart on DVD and VOD and on Amazon and Amazon Prime. It is currently an Amazon Choice title on Amazon.

"THE MUD HUT" will be Benjamin's second feature film scheduled for Autumn 2018 it is a beautifully written drama about cultural identity. "Fish out of water Amaziah misses her home in Nigeria and she is not able to say goodbye to her mother. One day she decides to build a full scale traditional MUD HUT in her long narrow garden, much to the dislike of her middle aged neighbours who are obsessed with growing their prize winning gladioli.”

Benjamin Directed feature documentary “UNCLE MAX” which tells the story of a revered Aboriginal Elder – “Uncle Max Harrison of the Yuin Nation” . Shot in New South Wales Australia, the film is scheduled for a 2018 release.

Benjamin has recently directed feature Documentary “THE MEDICINE BUDDHA” narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley the film depicts the life of one of Mongolia’s national treasures. Khamba Lama Natsagdorj is a Buddhist leader and world-renowned healer. Reputable international Sales Agent Shoreline Entertainment is representing the cinematic film worldwide. It is expected to make an impact at festivals in 2018.

Following THE MUD HUT Benjamin will Direct IN BETWEEN THE WAVES a comedic rights of passage road trip buddy movie from UK to Morocco.

Benjamin is currently writing a Bio Pic Screenplay “SOME MAGIC IS REAL”: the story of the life of Willard Wigan MBE a world renowned micro sculptor who holds The Guinness World record for the smallest micro sculpture.

Benjamin is also developing several high end TV Drama series and Production on the Pilot for RELATIONSHIPS is scheduled for September 2018.

Benjamin has previously been Senior Lecturer of Film at three UK Universities and served on the board of the NPA, is an active nominee voting member of BAFTA and BECTU and has successfully completed the North by Northwest and Arista script development programs.

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