Benjamin Rost studied directing at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg till 2020. He realised a lot of documentaries for the Bavarian Television. Before Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg he studied Philosophy in Munich. His films were screened at various festivals like Dok Leipzig, Dokfest München, Max-Ophüls-Preis a.m.m. From 2017 -2019 he lived in South Africa and Rwanda to support the launch of the Youth Television Channel „Iwacu“ for the German Developement Organisation (GIZ). Additionally he realised the fiction short film Ella, which was screened on ARTE. His graduation movie A Portrait on the Search for Happiness in South Africa was financed by Mfg and SWR. In 2019 he was participant of the Documentary Campus Masterschool with #Harraga.