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
John Bennardo
Take the next step
Get started on your future today
Complete your application and secure your spot.
Pictures tell only part of the story. Come see for yourself.
How would you like to hear from us?

We are Lynn

Img 0421
Lynn University students enjoying J-Term in Japan, learning the joy of staying at a traditional "Onsen" Hot Springs.
Dr. Mark David Luttio, faculty member
Img 3344
J-Term Citizenship Project speakers
Jhoanna Jimenez, student
1528565 10202037061821577 884288168 N
Three generations of Lynn alumni: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016
Manel Atie, alumni
Img 5914
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality.” - John Lennon
Bruno Militz, student
Img 0718
Lynn Speech and Debate Teams' Will Conway and Ciara McKaskill won the "Best Novice Team" at the Bill Todd Invitational!
Julia Gordon, student
Img 0397
Thanks to Campus Security for this donation to the Be Like Brit Foundation!
Susan Saint John, student

View more