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RIV Ends The Decade With New Film, Binary Starring Don Benjamin!

2019 has been a tremendous year for RIV with collaborations including Chris Brown, Drake, Tyga, Wale, Redman, A1, G-Eazy, and a plethora of others. RIV’s final release of the decade comes in the form of Don Benjamin making his lead role debut, Binary. Veteran music video director and frequent G-Eazy collaborator, Daniel CZ, teamed up with up-and-coming writer Ty Strachan (AKA Paper Plane TY ) for this slow burn short film surrounding a man’s inner demons and their manifestations as his doppelgänger. 

Don Benjamin has had plenty of prep as an entertainer, with his background in hip-hop and a stint as a contestant on America’s Next Top Model, but his acting efforts in Binary are doubled, as he shares the screen with none other than himself. His character(s), close to suicide and frustrated with their world, gives us a glimpse into another side of the intense and complex Don Benjamin experience. “It was my first serious role,”. “[I was] just pulling from dark times in my life and trying to instill that into this character.” Benjamin's past work with RIV includes a music video with his fiancé Liane V titled "No One", and a collab with Willie Taylor on "Millions", both of which were directed by ARRAD.

Director Daniel CZ is coming off of a string of slick G-Eazy visuals, particularly with his noir “Hittin’ Licks” and rugged “I Wanna Rock” music videos landing in the past few months. Binary marks his first narrative venture, and is suspected to be the first of many. This also marks the first of many collaborations with Paper Plane Ty and RIV; there’s a lot to expect from the young creative in 2020. 

Binary can be viewed exclusively on Check it out, along with RIV’s other releases from the past weeks: the new series “The Real Ones” hosted by Datwon Thomas and featuring guest Redman, as well as internet personality Gilbert Sosa’s short film First Timers. 

About Riveting Entertainment:

RIVETING ENTERTAINMENT is a multi-award-winning content house and music label with a roster of top level directors. Founded in 2008 by its CEO Andrew Listermann, the company is headquartered in Los Angeles and boasts a client list that includes the likes of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Redman, Backstreet Boys, Diddy, Mary J Blige, Post Malone, G-Eazy, Nicki Minaj, Tyga and many more. In 2017, Riveting released two feature film documentaries, “Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life” and “Mary J Blige: Strength of a Woman” and followed that up with their first feature film “Never Heard” in 2018, currently available on NETFLIX. RIVETING produced content has more than 50 billion views online.

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