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Edd Benda is the founder and CEO of Beyond the Porch, an independent production conglomerate that creates original films, television, music videos, and digital content. Edd is the current president of Beyond the Porch's subsidiary BTP Media, a white-label strategic partner that provides high caliber video production services to marketing, communication, branded content, and e-commerce agencies. Edd oversees the business operations of Beyond the Porch and is the primary director of BTP Media projects. Edd has produced content for brands such as Lexus, Major League Baseball, Big Brothers Big Sisters, AT&T, Disney, Oracle, and the LA County Department of Public Health.
Edd graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Cinema/Television Production, and immediately put his degree to use by writing, directing, and producing his debut feature film Superior. Edd’s debut film was the first project created under the Beyond the Porch banner, and was screened in over 40 U.S. Cities on its festival tour prior to its acquisition and release by Gravitas Ventures. Edd is currently producing and directing his second feature film, The Kids Table, a documentary investigating the world of competitive Bridge (Scheduled for 2019 release). Prior to Beyond the Porch, Edd traveled nationwide as an event producer for VOX Productions applying live event skills he developed previously during his time as the Lighting Director for USC Performance Venues.
Edd is a native of suburban Detroit, Michigan and also enjoyed time living in Germany, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Florida, and Colorado. He is now proud to consider Silver Lake his new home amid the great city of Los Angeles. He is the current Co-Chair of the Junior Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater LA and has been a Big Brother volunteer in the program since 2014. He is an avid sports fan, staying true to his hometown Detroit Red Wings, Tigers, Lions, and Pistons. He is a regular at the Pasadena ice rink, where he loves to play hockey multiple times a week. Outside the rink, Edd is an ardent outdoorsman, finding as many opportunities as possible to explore National Parks and go fishing.