Greg MacGillivray - Producer, Director,
Cinematographer for Dolphins
MacGillivray's film career spans more than 30 years. As a cinematographer,
he has shot more 70mm film than anyone in cinema history -- more than
two million feet. His Laguna Beach company has been dedicated to the large
screen motion picture format since the production of the IMAX® film,
To Fly!, which he co-produced and directed with his partner, the late Jim Freeman in 1976. MacGillivray also worked in Hollywood, directing and photographing for Stanley Kubrick on The Shining, and filming for the Academy Award® nominees Jonathan Livingston Seagull and The Towering Inferno.
Lorimore - Producer for Dolphins
In addition to an extensive screenwriting career with the major studios, Mr. Lorimore as over 20 years experience in giant screen, 70mm formats. During that time he's produced many of the most successful large-format titles of all time, including Everest, Dolphins, The Living Sea, and At Sea (Writer, Producer), for which he was honored with the prestigious Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement by the Navy League of the United States in 1993.
Mr. Lorimore, along with Greg MacGillivray, was first nominated for an Academy Award® in 1995 for The Living Sea (Best Documentary Short Subject), and they were nominated in the same category again for Dolphins in 2000. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, he serves on its Documentary Branch Executive Committee, as well as on the Development Team of the Chapman University School of Film & Television; and he was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Environmental Media Association. A Cinema graduate of the University of Southern California, he currently resides in Laguna Beach, California with his three young sons.
Judson - Co-Writer, Editor for Dolphins
Mr. Judson is one of the most experienced editor in the large-format field. Since 1983, he has edited all IMAX films produced by MacGillivray Freeman, including: Speed, To The Limit, The Living Sea, Stormchasers, The Magic of Flight, Everest, and Dolphins. Judson was also co-director, co-writer, and one of the producers of Everest, and co-writer and editor for Dolphins. In addition, he is currently directing Journey Into Amazing Caves (March 2001), MFF's next Great Adventure Film.
Prior to his work with MacGillivray Freeman Films, Mr. Judson received numerous awards for work as writer, director and editor for various film and television productions. Mr. Judson also served as writer, director, and editor for U.S. Art, which was voted one of the Ten Most Outstanding Films of the Decade (1970-1980) by the Information Film Producers of America. Judson graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in 1967 and from University of Southern California in 1970, he received his Master of Arts from the Department of Cinema.
Tim Cahill - Co-Writer for Dolphins
Dolphins is the third screenplay Mr. Cahill has co-written for MacGillivray Freeman Films. The first, The Living Sea, received an Academy Award- nomination for Best Documentary/Short Subject. The second, Everest, became a blockbuster hit and broke industry records. Cahill is also writing the National Geographic companion book to Dolphins. In addition to his work in the large-format, Cahill is author of six books: Jaguars Ripped My Flesh, A Wolverine is Eating My Leg, Road Fever, Pecked to Death by Ducks, the National Best Seller Buried Dreams, and Pass the Butterworms. Cahill was founding editor of Outside Magazine in 1976, which has since won several National Magazine Awards. He was Contributing Editor for Esquire Magazine from 1992-94 and Associate Editor of Rolling Stone Magazine in San Francisco from 1970-76. Cahill is now Editor at Large for Outside Magazine and Contributing Editor to Rolling Stone Magazine, Sports Afield and Outdoor Life. He has also contributed dozens of articles for national publications including National Geographic, GEO, The New York Times Book Review, Travel and Leisure, Travel Holiday, America and Esquire. Cahill received his M.S. English/Creative Writing from San Francisco State University in 1969.
Chris Palmer - Executive Producer for Dolphins
Mr. Palmer is President and CEO of National Wildlife Productions, Inc., the television, film and multimedia arm of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America's largest member-supported conservation group. As a member of NWF's Senior Leadership Team, Palmer has spearheaded NWF's launch into broadcast, cable, syndication, home video, new media, international markets and large-format films. NWF's productions appear on several television networks, including TBS, The Disney Channel and public television.
Before joining NWF, Palmer was president of National Audubon Society Productions, which he founded in 1984. His ten-year career there produced 40 hour-long documentaries which won more than 60 national and international awards. His Audubon TV Specials documented the problems facing vulnerable species and habitat, exposed damaging commercial enterprises and practices, and celebrated environmental success stories.
Prior to his television career, Palmer was director of Energy and Environment for the National Audobon Society, and before that, he was a political appointee at EPA in the Carter Administration. In the 1970's he spent four years on Capitol Hill as chief energy advisor to Senator Charles Percy of Illinois. Palmer holds two Master's degrees, one in public administration from Harvard University and the other in engineering from London University.
Brad Ohlund - Cinematographer for Dolphins
With 24 years of experience, Mr. Ohlund has been critical to the success of the MacGillivray Freeman’s large-format films since the making of To Fly! In 1976. Versatile in all aspects of large-format cinematography, Ohlund participated in each Dolphins filming location. In Bimini he worked closely with Bob Talbot and the underwater unit filming the Atlantic spotted dolphins. He also worked alongside Greg MacGillivray in Abaco, Patagonia, California, and Hawaii to capture the topside footage for the film.
He has worked on 30 large-format films as well as numerous feature films, television shows, and commercials. His varied assignments have had him filming from an airplane inside the eye of a hurricane, primitive tribes in the jungles of New Guinea and underwater reefs in the South Pacific. He also has filmed the only large-format images of the fury of an approaching tornado.
His recent credits include Director of Photography on The Magic of Flight where he supervised camera mount design and in-flight photography with the U.S. Navy’s world famous Blue Angels. Ohlund was also a critical member of the MacGillivray Freeman’s Everest expedition. Along with his cinematic work on the resulting box office hit, Everest, he played a crucial role in the rescue efforts during the tragic days on Mt. Everest in May 1996. For his work on that film, he received the large-format industry’s high award, the MaxImage for cinematography. Ohlund is currently working on Journey Into Amazing Caves.
Paul Atkins - Cinematographer for Dolphins
Paul and Grace Atkins are an award-winning team whose documentary films have received four Emmy Awards® and two British Academy Awards®. The Atkins helped MacGillivray Freeman Films document the foraging and social lives of dusky dolphins off the coast of Argentina for the large-format film, Dolphins.
The Atkins began wildlife filmmaking in 1983 with the BBC Natural History Unit. They also have produced films for National Geographic, ABC, TBS, PBS and Oxford Scientific Films. Their 1995 documentary Great White Shark produced for National Geographic and the BBC was the highest grossing natural history film for all its venues. Atkins was Director of Photography for the Hawaiian sequences of Dolphins with Robin Williams, a segment of Into the Wild. In 1999, the Atkins completed a television documentary on wild dolphins for National Geographic, co-produced by the BBC Natural History Unit.
Bob Talbot - Cinematographer for Dolphins
When marine photographer/cinematographer Bob Talbot began his career just 15 years ago, his dream was to capture on film his unique vision of whales and dolphins. His hope was that through his images, others would come to love these animals as he does, and therefore work to protect them. His marine mammal posters have sold by the millions, and his photographs have appeared in books and magazines such as National Geographic, Omni, Natural History and National Wildlife. Mr. Talbot has worked as cinematographer for television productions such as CBS's Dolphins, Whales and Us, and ABC's World Discovery episode, Beautiful Killers, as well as on Discovery Channel, PBS productions and several Cousteau Society specials. He filmed the wildlife sequences for the 1993 Warner Bros. hit Free Willy, and it's sequel, Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home. His most recent feature film work was in the Universal Pictures' release, Flipper. Filmed in the Bahamas, Flipper included Talbot's footage of dolphins in the wild. In 1993, he released Dolphins and Orcas, a 30-minute fine art tribute to the most enchanting creatures in the sea. For Dolphins, Talbot shot the underwater, wild dolphin footage in the Bahamas.
Ferreira - Production Manager for Dolphins
Ms. Ferreira has been involved with MacGillivray Freeman Films for five years, in both Production and New Film Development capacities. As Production Manager for Dolphins, she supervised all aspects of location production for that film. She was also the Production Coordinator for Everest, and worked on the large-format productions Stormchasers, The Magic of Flight and Singapore: A New Day. In addition to Production Management, she is involved in research and development of new film topics and new client relations. Prior to coming to work at MFF, Ferreira received her BA in Art from California State University, Long Beach and was involved in various aspects of visual arts administration and management.
IMAX ® is a registered trademark of Imax Corporation,
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
A Presentation of the
National Wildlife Federation
In Association with
Lowell, Blake and Associates, Inc.
Christopher N. Palmer
Major Funding for this Film was Provided by
National Science Foundation
"America’s Investment in the Future"
Museum Film Network:
American Museum of Natural History, New York
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull
Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh
Denver Museum of Natural History
Discovery Place, Charlotte
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego
Louisville Science Center
Maryland Science Center, Baltimore
Museum of Science, Boston
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung
Omniversum, Den Haag
The Orlando Science Center
Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond
Singapore Science Centre
In Promotional Cooperation with
Featuring Songs and Music by
Original Score Composed and Conducted by
Bernd WÜrsig, Ph.D.
Kathleen Dudzinski, Ph.D.
Alejandro Acevedo, Ph.D.
Randall Wells, Ph.D.
Mote Marine Laboratory
Peter Tyack, Ph.D.
Whitlow Au, Ph.D.
Louis Herman, Ph.D.
Adam Pack, Ph.D.
Directors of Photography
Bahamas Underwater Sequence
Directed and Photographed by
Argentina Underwater Sequence
Directed and Photographed by
Line Producer, Sound Recordist
Additional Photography by
Unit Production Manager
Bahamas Sequence Location Manager
Argentina Sequence Location Manager
Anne Marie Hammers
Grips & Gaffers
Research & Development
Aerial Camera System
Spacecam Systems, Inc.
Peace River Studios
Tim Cahill and Stephen Judson
Greg MacGillivray and Alec Lorimore
Produced in Association with
Executive in Charge of Production
And in Association with Lowell, Blake and Associates, Inc.
Major Funding for This Film was Provided by
National Science Foundation
"America’s Investment in the Future"
The Producers are Grateful for the Contributions of Premiere Participants
Cincinnati Museum Center
Ft. Worth Museum of Science & History
and the Dolphin Film Network Supporting Members:
Aerospace Education Center, Little Rock
Alamo IMAX Theatre, San Antonio
BMW Pavilion, Cape Town
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Cinemax Quebec Inc., Quebec City
Edmonton Space & Science Centre
The Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta
Gulf Coast Exploreum, Mobile
Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha
Humphrey IMAX Dome, Milwaukee
IMAX Discovery Theater, Myrtle Beach
IMAX Filmtheater, Vienna
IMAX Theatre, Oslo
IMAX Theatre @ Portage Place, Winnipeg
Kansas City Zoo
Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center, Hutchinson
La Defense, Paris
Le Vieux-Port de Montreal
The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk
McWane Center, Birmingham
Museum of Science & Industry, Tampa
Museum of Science & Technology, Syracuse
New Orleans Aquarium of the Americas
OMNIPLEX, Oklahoma City
Ontario Place, Toronto
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
Pacific Science Centre, Seattle
Riverfront Park, Spokane
Saskatchewan Science Centre, Regina
Sci-Port Discovery Center, Shreveport
The Science Museum of Minnesota
Science Spectrum, Lubbock
Science World British Columbia, Vancouver
Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose
Technik Museum Speyer
Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga
Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Copenhagen
Virginia Marine Science Museum, Virginia Beach
The Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA
With Appreciation to the Following for Their Support and Contributions:
Dean Bernal and JoJo
Capt. Dave’s Dolphin Safari, Dana Point, CA
The Dolphin Experience
Dr. Erich Hoyt, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society
Capt. Dan Malone, The Ocean Explorer
Stan Minasian, Earthviews
Mirage Hotel & Resorts
Sea World, Inc.
BBC Worldwide Americas
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Dedicated to the Memory of
Dr. Ken Norris
Filmed Exclusively on
Kodak Motion Picture Film
Post Production Coordinator
First Assistant Editor
Second Assistant Editor
Computer Graphic Imagery by
65/15p Titles, High Resolution
Film Scanning & Recording by
IMAGICA USA, Inc.
Digital Rendering & Recording
DKP 70mm Inc.
Sound Effects Editing
Paul Curtis, EFX Systems
Ken Teaney, C.A.S.
David Keighley Productions 70mm Inc.
Featuring Songs and Music by
Be Still My Beating Heart
The Dolphin Song
Englishman in New York
Every Breath You Take
Fields of Gold
Fill Her Up
Straight To My Heart
When We Dance
All Music and Lyrics Written by STING
All Performances Courtesy of
All Songs Published by
Magnetic Publishing Ltd
And Administered by
EMI Blackwood Music Publishing Ltd.
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MacGillivray Freeman Films
Laguna Beach, California
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