Bowsprit Company
A nimble, full-service production company


b. 1986, HK.

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Bio :

Ben Dolenc is a filmmaker, director, and producer based out of Ventura, CA.  After a career as an outdoor athlete, where he was in front of the lens, Ben jumped at a chance to move to Los Angeles and learn the world of broadcast television. Producing over 18 television shows from American Idol to Ax Men for networks like NBC, Discovery Channel and National Geographic, he found his niche creating content that documents the relationships surrounding complex characters like bush pilots, loggers, and fishermen.  

Ben opened the Bowsprit Company a small production company in 2010 that he directs commercials, short films, and branded content through. Bowsprits clients have included Toyota, Lululemon, Red Bull, and Suzuki. In 2017, Wilshire Studios (NBC) tapped him to develop a television show around the New York Times best-selling book What Doesn't Kill Us. He is currently in production on a festival short film about two DIY land sailors who broke the 100 mph wind speed record mark in a garage-engineered hand-built land yacht named the Iron Duck. 





Iron Duck | Director, Producer, DP Festival Short Documentary 

Loaded | Director, Producer, Editor, DP | Festival Short | Heidi Duckler Dance Theater

Roshambo | Director, Producer | 30 Second Commercial | Toyota | Saatchi and Saatchi | The Medium Creative Group

Legendary Locations | Field Producer | Ping Pong Productions | Travel Channel


What Doesn’t Kill Us | Show Development (Contract) | Wilshire Studios | NBC

Lake Enchanto | Director, Producer, Editor, DP | Festival Short | Kim West and Heidi Duckler Dance Theater

Determined | Director, Producer | 30 Second Commercial | Toyota | Saatchi and Saatchi | The Medium Creative Group

Adventure Capitalist Season 2| Producer | CNBC


Lets Go Tomorrow | Director, Producer | 30 Second Commercial | Toyota | Saatchi and Saatchi | The Medium Creative Group

Party Girls | Supervising Producer | Doc Series  | ITVS

Adventure Capitalist | Producer | CNBC


Lets Go Crew | Director, Producer | 30 Second Commercial | Toyota | Saatchi and Saatchi | The Medium Creative Group

Out of Hell | Director, Producer  | Short Film | Red Bull Chile

America, The Beautiful | Producer | Imax/Travel Channel Series | MacGillvray Freeman Films

Love Saves The Day | Director, DP, Editor | Record Release Short | Brushfire Records


Suzuki Speaks | Director, Producer, DP | 30 Second Brand Commercial | Suzuki Cycles | The Medium Creative Group

Motomen | Director, Producer, DP | 30 Second National Commercial | Suzuki Cycles | The Medium Creative Group

Remote Survival | Field Producer | National Geographic Channel


Unrilvaled |  Director, Producer, DP | Tech Ten Boot AMA Supercross Commercial  | Alpinestars

Dkin Uin | Director, Producer, DP  |  Short Film | Red Bull Chile

Brothers on the Run TV | Director, Producer, Editor | Red Bull Media House


Brothers on the Run | Director, Editor | YouTube Original Content | Red Bull Media House

Nintendo Direct | Director | Nintendo | Sauce Design Group

Red Bull No Limits | Live Action Director | 30 Second National Commercial | ESPN | Sauce Design Group 

Flying Wild Alaska 3 | Field Producer | Discovery Channel


Ragin Cajun’s | Producer, DP | Discovery Channel

Beats Per Minute | DP | Mnet

Flying Wild Alaska 2 | Field Producer | Discovery Channel

Zee Avi Instudio Record Release | Director, Producer, DP, Editor | Brushfire Records

Cameron James EPK | Director, Producer, DP, Editor | Tooth and Nail Records


Roughed Up Pilot | Senior Producer | The Golf Channel

Mateo Studio Visit | Director, Producer, DP, Editor | The Jonas Group

Road Dogs | Director, Producer, DP, Editor Cambio | AOL 

Ax Men 4 | Field Producer, DP History Channel

The Dudesons | Field Producer | MTV


The Ski Channel | Contracting Creative Director

American Idiots Pilot | Field Producer | MTV

Fall Show Previews | Editor, Motion | TV Guide Magazine

Microsoft Inhouse Phone Commercial | Casting, Camera Operator, Editor

Toyota Road Trips | Director, Producer, DP, Editor | BQNT

Cash Cash EPK | Camera Operator | Universal Recording Artists


Sober House | Field Producer | VHI

Can You Duet | Story Editor | CMT

Superstars of Dance | Associate Producer | NBC

So You Think You Can Dance | Associate Producer | FOX

American Idol | Associate Producer | FOX


The Next Great American Band | Jr. Associate Producer | FOX


Smoke & Mirrors and Chasing Home | Director, Producer, DP, Editor | Falling Forward Films

FAA Part 107 Drone License

SCUBA Open Water

USCGA 6 Pack Captains License

Expired Certifications:


Wilderness First Responder

Swift Water Rescue Technician