John Bennardo

Assistant Professor, Film and Television

Office Location:

Lynn Library

Room 317


Phone: +1 561-237-7354

Fax: +1 561-237-7097

Professional Profile:

John Bennardo has an extensive background in film and television, having received his master's degree from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and then working as a producer on several television shows on networks such as ABC, Fox, Lifetime and the Oxygen Network. In addition to his teaching duties at Lynn, Bennardo is also a documentary filmmaker his most recent achievement was the feature-length "The Two Dollar Bill Documentary", which has received national press. Bennardo also does freelance video production and editing work for corporations and small businesses.


B.S., University of Miami
M.F.A., American Film Institute

Teaching Philosophy:

John Bennardo believes that every student is important and deserves the best he can offer. In addition to the classroom setting, Bennardo provides one-on-one, hands-on teaching of film and television equipment and procedure.

Teaching Specialties:

Film and TV procedure
Film and TV editing
Film and TV writing
Analyzing media works

Areas of Scholarship:

  • Video production
  • Video editing
  • Screenwriting
  • Writing for news
  • Video journalism
  • Marketing through video

Awards and Honors:

  • Member of Alpha Epsilon Rho
  • Documentary, "Turning Point: A Woman' Drive to Self-Discovery," Official Selection, Delray Beach Film Festival, 2006
  • Documentary, "Roots: The Hair-Raising Story of a Guy Named Sy," Official Selection, Palm Beach International Film Festival, 2007
  • Deaver Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Documentary, "The Two Dollar Bill Documentary", Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, 2015
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