Experienced Film / Creative Director and with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment and advertising industry. Skilled in all aspects of image making. An exceptional and certified film Director, Cinematographer and Photographer.
Benn Jae began at the Australian Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music. He then side-stepped into fashion with session styling for music celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Paula Abdul, M.I.A, Joe Manganiello and Cyndi Lauper. His love for fashion continued to grow and his stellar reputation took him to the fashion runways of New York, Paris, London, Milan and finally Los Angeles.
Working alongside world-renowned photographers like David LaChapelle and Patrick Demarchlier, Jae was inspired to explore fashion photography. His transition to stills photography was seamless. With such a cinematic feel to his fashion photography, it was only a matter of time before Jae was approached by Universal Music and asked to try his hand at directing – the area for which he’s now best-known. Jae moved back to his homeland of New Zealand, and has been a “go-to” director ever since.
Benn Jae has directed music videos for renowned Australian and New Zealand music-makers including Boy and Bear, Stan Walker, Matt Corby, Angus and Julia Stone, Grinspoon, Guy Sebastian, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Havana Brown, Marvin Priest, Gin Wigmore, Tim & Jean and Vera Blue. His meteoric rise to directing success within the music industry has come from his blending of music and fashion backgrounds, plus a solid understanding of the craft. Jae has also had a string of commercial success directing TVC's for advertising greats including Clemenger BBDO, Saatchi and Saatchi, AJF Partnership, McCann and BWM.
Benn Jae’s multi-disciplinary approach has certainly contributed to his success. His strong play on cinema is read across his imagery, and his unique crossover (film/stills platform) mark Jae as rising talent in the Australasian industry.
  • Director (3 Credits)
    The Veronica's // Think Of Me2019
    Music Video
    The Hunted 2018
    Short
    Vera Blue | Regular Touch2017
    Music Video
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    The Veronica's // Think Of Me2019
    Music Video
    The Hunted 2018
    Short
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    The Hunted 2018
    Short
Birth Date
July 2, 1982
Birth City
Queenstown, New Zealand
Current City
Queenstown, New Zealand
Hometown
Queenstown, New Zealand
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Cancer
Married To
Jay Sherborne
Experienced Film / Creative Director and with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment and advertising industry. Skilled in all aspects of image making. An exceptional and certified film Director, Cinematographer and Photographer.
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