Topiary Productions is a boutique film and video production company located in Brooklyn, New York. Helmed by cinematographer/director Ben Wolf, Topiary is committed to keeping the “independence” in independent film while taking full advantage of the latest technology. We have the capability to take projects from development through the final edit, and bring a hands-on, creative approach to narrative, documentary, and commercial projects.


is a cinematographer, director, and occasional editor and teacher. He strives to bridge traditional divides – bringing documentary realism to fiction projects, dramatic storytelling to documentaries, and the latest digital cinema technology to the art of photography.

Recent DP credits include the feature film East Fifth Bliss (director Michael Knowles, starring Michael C. Hall, Lucy Liu, and Peter Fonda), the David Byrne Concert documentary Ride, Rise, Roar (director Hillman Curtis), and a series of national broadcast commercials for IBM (director Hillman Curtis). Ben has directed projects for clients including Grey Advertising, Knoll, and Sotheby’s, and shot content for Adobe, Ann Taylor, Bacardi, BAM, Bayer, BMW, Bobbi Brown, Citi, Covergirl, The Getty Museum, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Illy, MetLife, Ogilvy, Pepsi, Pfizer, and Sprint. Ben is presently developing his first narrative feature, entitled Closed Circuit. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Yale and an M.F.A. in film from Columbia.