Benyo has worked as an actor under his real name, Max Hegewald, since 2005, and has acted at the Volksbühne Berlin theatre since 2007. He directs and writes under the pseudonym Benyo. In 2016 he graduated in screenwriting from the Filmuniversity Babelsberg Potsdam with his graduation film, Silvia. He is currently developing his debut ﬁlm, Blackbird, and is working on an adaptation of Claudia Rinkes' novel, The Bride, as well as a coming-of-age drama, Tinnitus. He will graduate from the Hamburg Mediaschool as a director.
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