Benjamin (Benny) Martinez grew up in Pacoima California, he started in the industry working in the cable room of a lighting rental house. He quickly learned how to meticulously prep some of the most beautiful lighting rigs for many top lighting designers.
Benny first met Oscar and started working with Darkfire Lighting Design during the early seasons of The Bachelor. Oscar quickly became a great mentor and friend. Over the years, Benny has become a skilled Gaffer, with recent projects including The Wall, A Little Late With Lilly Singh, I can do that, Tracks, and Werewolf.
Benny is a proud father of 4. When he is not working, he is highly involved with his kid’s baseball, soccer, and basketball teams.