IS THE WRITING, DIRECTING & ANIMATION WORK OF BEN WOLFINSOHN


NETWORK
One Shot [NETFLIX]
Paid Regular [COMEDY CENTRAL]
Triptank [COMEDY CENTRAL]
Gigantic [NICKELODEON]
High School Record [MTV]


WEB SERIES & SHORTS
Half Full
Behind The Tonight Show's Couch
Dawson's Coke [COMEDY CENTRAL]
Co-Op Stories
Bio-Graphical
(other random films & videos)


FEATURE FILMS
Nowhere
High School Record [SUNDANCE]
Friends Forever [IFC]


COMERCIALS
Alain Dupetit
MCS
Twitter
Nintendo
Gap
Corona
Paul Smith
IFC


OTHER WORK
Painting & Photography


PRESS
All Press


CONTACTS
All Contacts

 




ALL PRESS

 

A.V. CLUB [2014]

April 1, 2014
TripTank is an animated mixed bag of blood, piss, and occasional wit
By Arik Adams

TripTank employees who have nothing to do with the content of the sketches. The characters fielding those calls—bored receptionist Ben (Ben Wolfinsohn) and scatterbrained maintenance guy Roy (Eric Magnussen)—are funny in a conversational, indie-film way...

 

NPR's Which Way LA [2012]

March 14, 2012
Grocery store drama in new web series 'Co-Op Stories'
By Lisa Napoli

About the only type of shopping I enjoy is food shopping, and in southern California the wide array of what's available is made even more delectable by the parades of characters in the aisles of the stores–and oh, the theater of our farmer's markets!

Director Ben Wolfinsohn is similarly enthralled. He's been producing a series of webisodes about the Santa Monica Co-op on Broadway at 16th Street. It's called, simply, Co-op Stories and it's written and shot in that same wry pithy mockumentary-style popularized on television by "The Office."

A smitten clerk spots a one-hit wonder actor and stalks him in the store. A technology-freak hippie holds up the line while checking in on Facebook. A juggler who can't help himself has his way with the oranges and potatoes, to the consternation of the staff. Etc.

 

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER [2009]

May 15, 2009
Teen-focused series looks at celebrity lifestyles
By Nellie Andreeva

The Hollywood lifestyles of rich and famous kids are at the center of a new series to air on teen-centric channel The N.

The N, which will be renamed TeenNick in the fall, has ordered 13 episodes of the half-hour comedy-drama "Gigantic."

The show takes a skewering look at the glitzy, chaotic and oftentimes hilarious life of Hollywood "It" kids whose parents are A-list celebrities. It is described as a coming-of-age story set in the world of the showbiz elite, packed with parties and privilege.

The project also will feature testimonials by real-life Hollywood teens as well as celebrity cameos.

 

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY [2009]

May 15, 2009
The N picks up Hollywood 'it' kid dramedy 'Gigantic'
By Annie Barrett

The N, which will be renamed TeenNick in the fall, has ordered 13 episodes of Gigantic from producers Marti Noxon (Buffy, Private Practice) and Dawn Parouse (Prison Break), according to the Hollywood Reporter. The half-hour dramedy will take a skewering look at the life of Hollywood "it" kids whose parents are A-list celebrities, and will feature testimonials by real-life Hollywood teens as well as celebrity cameos.

 

VERIETY [2005]

March 4, 2005
HIGH SCHOOL RECORD
By SCOTT FOUNDAS

In Ben Wolfinsohn's "High School Record," student frustrations are offered neither as slapstick fodder (a la "American Pie") nor as cause for alarm ("Elephant"), but simply as an entry point into an easily recognizable moment of youth -- a time of (relatively) more innocence and of feeling deeply uncomfortable in one's own skin.
Working from a semi-improvised script and with a cast of nonprofessional actors (most of them Los Angeles punk musicians), Wolfinsohn fashions a movie of uncommon feeling and authenticity that, despite its minuscule budget and lack of MTV-friendly faces, could generate a word of mouth cult following like Wolfinsohn's 2002 music docu, "Friends Forever."
Though amateurs, cast members are anything but amateurish, giving vivid life to a host of memorable characters who don't easily fit into the usual high school movie stereotypes.
Shot in low-grade digital video and shown digitally at Sundance, pic's image and sound are intentionally rough-hewn, further adding to the sense that the film is in fact a found object, a time capsule unearthed.

 

L.A TIMES [2001]

September 21, 2001
A Band in a VW Bus and Other Music Tales
by Richard Cromelin

"'Friends Forever,' a feature-length film by Ben Wolfinsohn that embodies the cutting edge of the music documentary form."

 

L.A WEEKLY [2001]

2001
FRIENDS FOREVER
By Hazel-Dawn Dumpert

"Uncontainable, smart in it's own special way and, ultimately, inspirational."

 

 

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