Production Crew

Greg MacGillivray - Producer, Director, Cinematographer for Dolphins
President, MacGillivray Freeman Films

Greg 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.

MacGillivray is well-known in the industry for artistic and technical innovation in the giant format. He has initiated the development of three cameras for the IMAX® format -- the high-speed (slow-motion) camera, the industry's first lightweight camera, and the "all-weather" camera used during filming on Mount Everest.

Recent tributes to MacGillivray and company include a 2000 Academy Award® nomination for Dolphins for Best Documentary Short Subject and a 1995 Academy Award nomination for
The Living Sea for Best Documentary Short Subject. In 1998, the company's dramatic film about climbing the world's tallest peak, Everest, became the first large-format film ever to reach the top 10 box office chart in Daily Variety. In 1996, the company's IMAX® theatre classic, To Fly!, was selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in America's film archives. The first large format film to receive this honor, To Fly! joined such cinema greats as Gone With the Wind, Star Wars and Citizen Kane. In 2001, the IMAX Corporation inducted To Fly! into the IMAX Hall of Fame.

Alec Lorimore - Producer for Dolphins
Vice President, Film Production and Development, MacGillivray Freeman Films

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.

Stephen Judson - Co-Writer, Editor for Dolphins
Vice President, Production and Post-Production, MacGillivray Freeman Films

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
Director of Photography/Technical Director, MacGillivray Freeman Films

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 - Patagonia
Grace Atkins - Producer/Sound Recordist - Patagonia

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
Talbot Productions

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.

Teresa Ferreira - Production Manager for Dolphins
MacGillivray Freeman Films

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.

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"DOLPHINS" Credits

A Presentation of the

National Wildlife Federation


In Association with

Lowell, Blake and Associates, Inc.


Executive Producer

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
Eastman Kodak Company


Featuring Songs and Music by



Original Score Composed and Conducted by

Steve Wood


Edited by

Stephen Judson


Science Advisors

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

Greg MacGillivray

Brad Ohlund


Bahamas Underwater Sequence

Directed and Photographed by

Bob Talbot


Argentina Underwater Sequence

Directed and Photographed by

Paul Atkins


Production Manager

Teresa Ferreira


Line Producer, Sound Recordist

Grace Atkins


Additional Photography by

Timothy Housel

Paul Mockler


Unit Production Manager

Doug Merrifield


Bahamas Sequence Location Manager

Rebecca Lee


Argentina Sequence Location Manager

Anne Marie Hammers


Assistant Cameraman

Christopher Blum

John Anderson

Jack Tankard

Pete Zuccarini


Camera Assistant

Eric Anderson


Production Personnel

Josh Colover

Scotty Guinn

Robin Tams

Grips & Gaffers

Pat Gilluly

Bill McLeod


Research & Development

Janna Emmel



Debbie Fogel


Aerial Photography

Ron Goodman

Brad Ohlund

Jack Tankard


Helicopter Services

Bulldog Airlines

Safari Helicopters


Aerial Camera System

Spacecam Systems, Inc.


Camera Stabilization

Peace River Studios


Directed by

Greg MacGillivray


Written by

Tim Cahill and Stephen Judson


Produced by

Greg MacGillivray and Alec Lorimore


Narrated by

Pierce Brosnan


Produced in Association with

Executive in Charge of Production

Chat Reynders


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

William Hurley

Sam LaBudde

Capt. Dan Malone, The Ocean Explorer

Stan Minasian, Earthviews

Mirage Hotel & Resorts

Ogden Entertainment

Sea World, Inc.

Survival Anglia

Terrie Williams



Three-dimensional dolphins

courtesy of:

BBC Worldwide Americas



Discovery Communications, Inc.


Dedicated to the Memory of

Dr. Ken Norris


Filmed Exclusively on

Kodak Motion Picture Film


Color by

Timed by

Ron Wengler


Post Production Coordinator

Matthew Muller


Associate Editor

Myles Connolly


First Assistant Editor

Robert Walker


Additional Editing

Dale Beldin


Second Assistant Editor

Mike Kirsch


Computer Graphic Imagery by


Digital Revolution
POP Film


65/15p Titles, High Resolution

Film Scanning & Recording by



Digital Rendering & Recording

DKP 70mm Inc.


Sound Effects Editing

Harry Cohen

Anne Scibelli



Dialog Editing

Paul Curtis, EFX Systems

Bob Stewart


Sound Mixing

Ken Teaney, C.A.S.

Marshall Garlington

Wilshire Stages


Post-production Consultants

David Keighley Productions 70mm Inc.

Ralph Milliken

Mel Bucholz

Scott Price


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

Ghost Story

Straight To My Heart

When We Dance


All Music and Lyrics Written by STING


All Performances Courtesy of

A&M Records


All Songs Published by

Magnetic Publishing Ltd


And Administered by

EMI Blackwood Music Publishing Ltd.


CD Available on

Pangaea Records





Produced & Distributed by

MacGillivray Freeman Films

Laguna Beach, California

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