robin benger


Robin BengerRobin Benger is a producer/director/writer/narrator of television documentaries. Born in England, raised in South Africa, he’s been working in Canadian journalism and documentary filmmaking since 1976. “Individuality, unpredictability, relevance, rich characters and a strong instinct for narrative are the qualities we aim for in Cogent/Benger documentaries.”

“One rule we have is, if we wouldn’t watch it, we ain’t gonna make it. Another rule is, whenever possible, stop and smell the flowers.”

christopher sumpton


about-chris-3 Christopher produces, directs and writes television documentaries. Born in Vancouver, he headed to Toronto in search of a career. He entered the wonderful world of television in 1977 at the CBC, where he discovered editing and a love of documentaries.

After a stint as a freelance editor and feature film trailer producer, Christopher teamed up with Robin Benger to produce In Security (Hot Docs 1998 nominee best political/social issue documentary) and Eastside Showdown (Gemini Awards 1999 nominee best social/political documentary). Together they formed Cogent/Benger Productions in 1999 to continue to produce socially relevant, issue-oriented films in the same vein.

“Making a documentary is like a journey down two streams – gut reflex and eternal planning. When they come together, magic happens.”

matthew campea

Director, Producer

mcampea1Matthew Campea is a director, editor, and writer. His latest film, I, Pedophile (2016), premiered on CBC in March of 2016. In 2014, Matthew Campea produced and directed a series of award-winning videos for TVO focused on mental health.

Frequently collaborating with cinematographer Matthew Bennett, Campea also takes on commercial work for a number of high-profile clients and various non-profit organizations.