Testimonials

BEN DOLPHIN
Director/Cinematographer-Tabletop/Live Action
TV COMMERCIALS, PRINT & FILMS_LIQUIDS, FOOD & BEAUTY



References:
  •  Jackie Leake - Creative Director - Ogilvy and Mather - USA
  •  John Gilbert - Group Creative Director - Quench agency - USA
  •  Gordon Westman - Executive Producer - 116 Productions, VN
  •  Hideki Numai - Creative Director - Dentsu, Tokyo
  •  PHIL SILVESTRI - Managing Director - Chief Creative Officer - HAVAS Tonic
  •  Lynn Roer - Director - Event Management and Experimental Design - USA
  •  Margaret Wu - Director In Charge - DDB - China
  •  Kent Smith - Executive Producer - Digital Kitchen - USA
  •  Laurent Theodore - Marketing Manager - Heineken International
  •  Mauricio Olivera - Creative Director - Iris Agency - Mexico
  •  Taras - Creative Director - Yasno Agency - UA
  •  Melanie Forster - Art Director - Ogilvy and Mather - USA
  •  Garet Gluck - Executive Producer - Protean Image Group - USA - China
  •  David Spink - Creative Director - Quench agency - USA
     
    Bravo!!! 
    
    I have to say we felt like superstars today. Thank you for your unending dedication, love and passion.
    
    That's truly what greatness is made of. I'm so proud to be a part of this DOVE campaign.
    I have personally learned so much in the process, not just about 3D but about trust and collaboration. 
    
    
    
    
    Jackie Leake - Creative Director - Ogilvy and Mather - USA


     
    Thank you very much for your talent, vision, know-how and the experience you brought to the table. (DECADENT DELIGHTS) 
    We're very happy with the result, and we thoroughly enjoyed the process. It was a joy to work with you. Be well, and I hope we work together again soon.
    
    
    
    
    John Gilbert - Group Creative Director - Quench agency - USA


     
    Marvelous!
    
    Just got home after another evening of looking for the truth. You my friend are indeed a legend, thank you so much for looking after our pictures with such poise & humility. :)
    
    I very much appreciated your work on our MINUTE MAID spot!
    
    Safe travels, see you on the next one,
    
    
    
    
    Gordon Westman - Executive Producer - 116 Productions, VN


     
    Ben San,
    
    Thank you very much for your great work on our ASAHI Shoot. 
    I was very impressed with your excellent work in Los Angeles. 
    
    This film is likely to be the most wonderful job in my life. 
    I would like to see you again soon.
    
    
    
    
    Hideki Numai - Creative Director - Dentsu, Tokyo


     
    Not often am I willing or able to share my recommendations for a Director and Production Company with whom I work as easily as I bring Ben Dolphin and Ben Dolphin Productions to your attention. Ben is a problem solver and easy to work with.
    
    I know I can count on him to do his homework and be inspired on the set. Whether it is a foreign location on the beach with Beauty Talent conducting Real People interviews or shooting TABLE TOP and Special Effects shots, he delivers for me fully.
    
    Truth is he really listens and I know heÕs heard my needs and will support my creative efforts to come through for my client. I trust his listening translates to providing me with more than the storyboard simply implies, but what I want to provide and create for the BRAND.
    
    Not only does Ben give me what I want, his production team is reliable and resourceful, able to come through on large and small jobs alike.  I know I can count on him to provide cutting edge creative and production and in todayÕs market thatÕs no easy feat.
    
    
    
    
    PHIL SILVESTRI - Managing Director - Chief Creative Officer - HAVAS Tonic


     
    The clients were blown away! (DOVE)
    They were ignited, excited and ready to break new ground!
    
    We are so grateful to have had you as our partner on the journey. 
    There is already talk of more, Bravo!
    
    
    
    
    Lynn Roer - Director - Event Management and Experimental Design - USA


     
    THANK YOU!
    
    It's been a great experience working with you on our TROPICANA Shoot. 
    Personally, I'm fascinated with liquids, so I'm very happy to meet you. We have the same respect and passion for this incredible state of matter. Thank you for sharing your latest discoveries with me so I can be inspired! 
    
    I enjoyed working with you as did my team and client. 
    We're very proud of what we achieved together and look forward to more collaboration with you in the future. Take care and see you soon.
    
    
    
    
    Margaret Wu - Director In Charge - DDB - China


     
    Over the past several years Digital Kitchen has maintained a stellar relationship with Mr. Dolphin on multiple projects including Budweiser, Fosters, the Sundance Film Festival, Tylenol, Aquafina and Blackcherry Vanilla Coke. 
    
    All of these commercials were photographed and executed with the highest level of professionalism by Mr. Dolphin. 
    
    He is without question one of the industry's best in the category of liquid photography. Likewise, Digital Kitchen is a highly renowned and award-winning production company that specializes in groundbreaking editorial, design and CGI FX work. 
    
    
    
    
    Kent Smith - Executive Producer - Digital Kitchen - USA


     
    After the work, we did together on HEINEKEN and BOCHKAREV our "collaborative work" (as you say) has been able to move the Heineken brand to higher level.
    
    The results clearly display a very high degree of quality and passion. I'm more than pleased with that (and I am not the only one here in Russia and in Amsterdam)
    
    I just would like to tell you that working with a person like you is pure
    pleasure. To be honest, I do not know what more to say.
    
    I wish you the very best. And I am sure that we will see each other again.
    
    
    
    
    Laurent Theodore - Marketing Manager - Heineken International


     
    Just wanted you to know our BUCHANAN´S Whiskey Spots are doing great in sales! 
    Many people told me the spots look amazing and asked me who the director was, so I know we will be shooting again in no time. 
    
    We definitely have to get together soon! 
    Abrazo grande y gracias por la experiencia. 
    
    
    
    
    Mauricio Olivera - Creative Director - Iris Agency - Mexico


     
    I was so pleased to meet you and work together with you for our Client. 
    
    Not only your director's view, but especially your choreographic experience helped us very much to make our SARMAT commercial represent the BRAND CREDO 'full of freedom.’
    
    I hope we'll have a great number of incredible projects together in the future.
      
    
    
    
    Taras - Creative Director - Yasno Agency - UA


     
    Armando, our DOVE Client, and the team were in awe of your work.  
    
    It's the first time we've presented to the client and the compliments have not been followed with "but..." 
    
    Thank you for blowing them away, making our lives easier and pouring your heart and soul into this project.    They are genuinely really proud of this work.   
    
    			
    
    
    Melanie Forster - Art Director - Ogilvy and Mather - USA


     
    Thank you from the bottom of my toes for your great work directing the ASAHI beer campaign! 
    
    I really had a great time these pasts few weeks, especially since you landed here.
    
    We're already planning how to snag the next ASAHI job, which could be as
    early as this summer. 
    
    Again, thanks for a great job and looking forward to the next one.
    
     
    
    
    Garet Gluck - Executive Producer - Protean Image Group - USA - China


     
    Thank you very much for all of your help. (DECADENT DELIGHTS) 
    
    The photography is stunning. I never thought that it would turn out this beautiful.
    Thanks for everything. I'd definitely love to work with you again. Take care and best of luck with all of the things that you do. We'll talk soon.						                    
    
    
    David Spink - Creative Director - Quench agency - USA