Dorfman’s ability to capture emotionally charged and visually compelling narratives, has seen him receive many of the industry’s highest accolades, including trophies at Cannes, D&AD, AICP/MOMA, British Arrows, and a nomination by the Director’s Guild of America (DGA) for best director of the year.
Dark Energy founder, Matt Brown comments, ‘the range and depth of Lenny’s work shows consistent ability to deliver a great 8ilm, whatever the platform or creative concept'.
Dorfman muses that ‘Dark Energy are not only forward thinking in their approach to 8ilmmaking but also to client and agency relationships. There’s a synergy between our mindsets and I’m excited to be collaborating with them'.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Lenny started his directing career in documentaries (his First Films were produced for Canal+Paris) and returned to these roots when he helped conceive and direct the pilot Film for Sundance Channel’s documentary series, Iconoclast, which ran for six (US) seasons and since has been syndicated globally by Freemantle Media.
More recently, he directed the award winning TV pilot Film, Bring Back the Cat (Amanda Abbington, Syrus Lowe & Ellie Bamber) that he adapted from the Joe Sixsmith Detective Series authored by acclaimed novelist, Reginald Hill (Dalziel & Pascoe). Bring Back the Cat First premiered at the Montreal Film Festival.
His award winning football work began with his First groundbreaking UK campaign for Coca Cola – the acclaimed, EAT, SLEEP, DRINK FOOTBALL (W&K Amsterdam) and continued with his Zenidine Zidane Film for the 2022 FIFA World Cup bid, that is considered to have played a signiFicant part in bringing the World Cup to the Middle East.
Since embarking on his commercial career, Lenny has consistently worked with some of the world’s most prestigious brands, and agencies. His body of work has seen him collaborate with clients such as Coca Cola, Nike, Vodafone, Guinness, Mercedes & VW, and he has been represented by the likes of RadicalMedia & MJZ.
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