Benedict was born and brought up in Mumbai, India. His first introduction to the world of cinema was on Bollywood film sets. His mother was a costume designer working with the likes of Shashi Kapoor and Sham Benegal.
After leaving university, Benedict worked with acclaimed commercial film director Roger Woodburn. After several years assisting Roger, Benedict began lighting and directing himself, across all platforms; show films, documentaries, commercials, short films and music videos.
Benedict continues to work with Roger, in their company Jackson Woodburn Controls. Along with partner, Geoff Jackson, they design and manufacture control systems for the film industry. In 2002 Jackson Woodburn were awarded an AMPAS award for technical merit. Their revolutionary RevolveR System is widely used across Europe and beyond.
Benedict operates and consults on in-camera VFX. Alongside his directing projects, Benedict shoots in-camera photographic FX and 2nd Unit on long format and feature films.