Bennett Johnson is a London-born, Brooklyn-based director whose work marries exaggerated concepts with a deadly-serious demeanor, building narratives on the edge of reality. His precise execution and unexpected blending of tones keeps audiences slightly off-balance yet fully absorbed.
Technically adept, Bennett draws upon a wide array of classic and future-facing filmmaking techniques to bolster foundational ideas, never allowing style to dominate the narrative or act as a substitute for an idea. His work is underpinned by a unique musicality, infused with layers of rhythm and movement – showing the influence of his brother (and sometimes collaborator), a choreographer and former dancer with the Dutch National Ballet.
His work with brands like Nike, Spotify, USPS, GMC, Snapchat, and Riot Games, as well as music videos for artists such as J. Cole, Brandy, Gallant, and Foreign Fields, has showcased his versatility across mediums and an ability to integrate advances in technology with traditional storytelling.
Nike SB - Don't Make Plans
Skate, party, repeat. A day in the life of a skateboarding legend.
USPS - Built For How You Business
A campaign that runs like clockwork while retaining a human touch.
Foreign Fields - Hope Inside the Fire
An evocative music video investigates the relationship between prayer and resistance.
League of Legends
League of Legends - Opening Ceremony
A major security breach threatens a global championship in this mixed media spot.
Snapchat - Local Lenses
A playful exploration of technology, creativity, and community.
Mattress Warehouse - We're a Warehouse
Rest assured, this witty campaign celebrates all different kinds of sleepers.
GMC - The Build
A bold reminder that life is what you make it.