Filmmaker

Benjamin is half of the filmmaking duo, Wagner Brothers.

He researched, interviewed, wrote, voiced, scored, co-directed, produced then marketed the 2012 PBS documentary, "Mister Rogers & Me." The film unearths the roots of Mister Rogers' values, unmasks the forces acting against depth and simplicity, and helps viewers develop the means to lead deeper, simpler lives.

The 80-minute feature premiered at The Nantucket Film Festival in 2010, and went on to screen at dozens of othes, including The Heartland Film Festival (where it won a “Crystal Heart Award”), The Flagstaff Film Festival (where it claimed “Best Documentary Feature”), and The Paley Center For Media’s DocFest.

The film bowed on PBS in 2012 with a self-styled release campaign that included Paley Center screenings on both costs, plus luminous coverage in The New York Times, Washington Post, and more. 

The film aired thousands of times across the country, often as the cornerstone of pledge drives. 

"Mister Rogers & Me" is available on PBS, Amazon Prime and Apple Movies, where it is rated 4.7/5 across hundreds of reviews. 

Christofer and Benjamin are currently in season two of their podcast and show, "Friends & Neighbors" in which they speak with CEOs, artists, authors and athletes about how they're cultivating depth and simplicity despite complex times.