Juan Benavides has been a Film and Television Director-Producer for the last 18 years. He loves to produce TV shows, TV commercials, short films, and wholesome family entertainment. He is passionate about communicating the gospel by means of compelling visual storytelling.
Juan obtained a Masters degree in Film and Television Production from Regent University, Virginia. While pursuing his Masters degree Juan received a Student Achievement Award from the National Religious Broadcasters, NRB. Later, he received a Regional Emmy Award and an Excellence in Media Award while teaming up with other producers and directors in various television and film projects.
He is currently the director and founder of Production and Consulting for Media International – PCM International, a television production and consulting company seeking to provide high quality, English/Spanish, film and television production and consulting. His stories for the 700 Club Latina America, “Vida Dura”, air in 24 countries. He leads a young professionals Bible study group at Comunidad Cristiana Church in El Salvador, seeking to help young professionals to grow in Christ and to get them involved in evangelism through their careers and talents.
Juan’s contributions with River of Life Media’s Betweentime TV Series, as a Post-Production Director, is highlighted by his work on the “Friend Matters” mini-movie and the popular “Animal Interviews,” including engineering the voice-over studio for the “Animal Interviews.”
Juan currently lives in El Salvador where he continues to direct PCM International, which has offices both in El Salvador and in the U.S.