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8 Things You Didn't Know About Director Bennett Barbakow

An obsession with Nintendo and a penchant for sneaking through doggy doors... get to know the Test Pattern Media director

8 Things You Didn't Know About Director Bennett Barbakow

He makes music. He makes movies. He makes commercials. But here's some behind-the-lens fun, if embarrassingly insignificant, facts about Los Angeles-based director and composer  Bennett Barbakow of Test Pattern Media.




1. He had bleached tips and a pierced ear in 4th grade.


2. He still shoots Super 8 film on his daddy’s old camera.


3. He owns every generation of original Nintendo Entertainment System. He owns every Mario game in existence, his last birthday party was a Super Mario-themed Pizza Party.


4. He still sneaks into his parents’ house via the doggy door.


5. He loves to iron in hotel rooms. But who doesn’t?


6. He owns a BB gun for poolside crowd control (no animals were harmed in the penning of this article).


7. He has a mild obsession with… southwestern shirts.


8. He’s a total momma's boy.



Be on the lookout for new work from Bennett and Test Pattern, including spots for Disney, Montage Health, and the short he made for his mom’s birthday starring her dogs.

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