is an award-winning producer/director, and the President of HBR Production Company, a multilingual film and digital production company located in New Jersey.
Ms. Bensimon has worked in a wide range of genres including commercials, features, animated shorts, short narrative films and documentaries.
Bensimon has won several awards for her bold animated short films and documentaries that she has written and directed. Her most recent achievement has been in the documentary category with political production Crossing Our Borders/Cruzando Nuestras Fronteras, narrated by Hollywood Actress Maria Conchita Alonso. The documentary received at multiple film festivals and won the award for Best Documentary at the Hoboken International Film Festival. The film has been featured on several top-tier media such as CNN, Univision, Noticias 24, Voz de Cuba, Dennis Miller Show, Fox News, EBTV, USA Today and more.
In addition to her 20+ years of producing and directing, Gladys Bensimon is also a published author. Her first published book, Paha Sapa: Black Hills that she wrote with Novelist Sheila Martin Berry into a book geared to a young audience. Paha Sapa: Black Hills has been translated to many languages and is now available at Barnes and Noble.com, Amazon.com, Borders.com, and more outlets. Her second book will be soon published as part of a series for young readers.
Gladys Bensimon has a Master's Degree in Media Studies and Film from The New School University, New York City, and a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications and TV Production from the Andres Bello University, Caracas, Venezuela. Gladys Bensimon also works as a volunteer for several agencies including: The New York EMMY Awards, AIDS foundations, The Union of former Cuban Political Prisoners of Union NJ; and multiple health agencies through out the tri-state area as well as serving as a mentor to aspiring high school filmmakers in several urban ar