Benjamin Gueguen was born in Montreal on March 10, 1983. He went to Gerald-Godin College, where he got his college diploma in cinema. His final college short film, The Exposition, was shown at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois in 2005. After college, Benjamin participated in the Concours Jeunes Cinéastes competition in 2004, where he made the short film Les Cravatiers en fleurs. In this competition, Benjamin won 5 prizes: Best Film, Best Scenario, Best Photography, Best Artistic Direction and the Audience Award. This short film was shown in several festivals in 2005.