Benthic Pictures is the independent filmmaking outfit of Lexia Snowe. Lexia is a screenwriter and director-in-progress, whose mission is to make smart, durable entertainment characterized by an inventive and passionately crafted script.
Lex is a screenwriter and filmmaker-in-progress in her mid-thirties. When she is not writing scripts, she is watching films, reading scripts, dismantling cameras and talking about "soundscapes" with bearded hipsters.
Through Benthic Pictures, Lex will deliver on her five-year plan to grow from a low-budget independent filmmaker (< $500k) to a not-so-low-budget filmmaker (< $25m), specializing in smart, durable entertainment in the thriller and action genres. Every Benthic Pictures film will build on this foundation: an inventive and passionate script.
Benthic Pictures is owned and operated by Lexia Snowe Arts Ltd , the international writing and digital arts company through which Lex supplies her creative services.
Behind The Scenes
Shoots with: Canon EOS 70D; GoPro (+ all manner of mounts)
Edits with: Final Cut Pro X; iMovie in desperate times
Related skills: Still photography; electronic music composition; acting; company management (for co-production); marketing and design
Influences and Inspirations
Screenwriting heroes: James Cameron; Walter Hill; Tony Gilroy; Brian Helgeland; Jenji Kohan (TV); Alex Gansa (TV); Michelle King and Robert King (TV)
Directing heroes: Michael Mann; Steven Soderbergh; Kathryn Bigelow; David Lynch; the Coen brothers; Edgar Wright
Pivotal movies: Mulholland Drive; Drive; Sunset Boulevard; Collateral; No Country For Old Men; Ordinary People; Aliens; The Warriors; Memento; Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)