About Us

ubseyportraitUbseyMovies

Is a film collective based in San Jose, California. Founded in 2001 by the Benson Bros.

From an early age, Robbie and Jeff Benson were inviting friends over to make movies with their VHS camera. In 2005 Robert Krakower and Jon Magram joined UbseyMovies, and the collective began creating short films which received festival awards.

SHORT FILM AWARDS

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES – CLASSIC SHORT FILM AWARD for CHICKEN STRIP JEFF (2006)
48 HOUR FILM PROJ: SAN JOSE – AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD for HIGH STAKES HOOKY (2008)

CAMPUS MOVIEFEST AWARDS
NATIONAL BEST COMEDY for BOBBY’S HOUSE (2007)
INTERNATIONAL BEST DIRECTORS for BUS (2008)
INTERNATIONAL BEST MUSIC for VIGORADE (2009)
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY BEST PICTURE for ELLIOT KANE (2010)

 YouTube Success

UbseyMovies has been sharing their work on YouTube for over a decade. In 2007 UbseyMovies found small internet fame, when they uploaded an EarthBound inspired videotape they made in 1995. The video turned into a series called EB SAGA (2007), and has remained a cult favorite amongst EarthBound fans.

TELEVISION & LIVE SHOWS

UbseyTV was a public access TV show in San Jose, CA. It featured UbseyMovies’ shorts and skits. Running from 2006 – 2011. UbseyLIVE! was a variety show broadcast hosted by the Benson Bros, including: skits, live music, special guests and video games. It ran from 2010 to 2012.

OUR GANG

Jeff Benson is the Video Director at Fangamer in Tucson, Arizona. His current project is EARTHBOUND, USA.

Robbie Benson founded the video game inspired funk & soul band: SUPER SOUL BROS in the Bay Area, CA.

Jon Magram is a storyboard artist at Nickelodeon Studios in Burbank, California.

Robert Krakower released his first feature film ALWAYS LEARNING (2013). He’s currently writing his next feature in Los Angeles, CA.