Ilan Benjamin lost half the hearing in his left ear serving in the Israel Defense Forces. He’s been loud in person and on the page ever since. At USC, he self-published a novel based on his experiences in the IDF, executive produced an award-winning interactive series and eventually learned how to lower his voice. When necessary. While working on two seasons on FOX’s Lethal Weapon, Ilan wrote and produced his own independent podcasts, short films, and virtual reality experiences. He’s still searching for a word to describe how he hears the world. If you hear it first, let him know.

Guard duty in Hebron, March 2010