BIO

David Dozoretz is creator, supervising director and executive producer of the NBCUniversal/ Dreamworks distributed ZAFARI, a 52 episode kids animated TV show released internationally on a dozen networks including Amazon and NatGeoKids. It is the first TV show ever to be rendered exclusively in a real-time game engine (Epic’s Unreal 4).  Most recently, Dozoretz wrote and directed the first animated Christmas parade for Liverpool's famous 'BOLOFEST', which aired nationally on Mexico's Televisa, Cartoon, Discovery and Nick networks and was the top rated show on each network in each time slot. 

A storyteller at heart, Dozoretz’s career started at age 20 in the Art Department of George Lucas' famed Industrial Light & Magic. There, he contributed to the visual effects magic on such films as Jurassic Park, Forrest Gump, the Star Wars Special Editions and many more. Working with ILM visual effects supervisor and Photoshop creator John Knoll on Mission: Impossible, Dozoretz pioneered the first large scale use of digital pre-visualization, which has now become an industry standard technique. Five years later, he was the first digital artist to be hired by Lucas for his highly anticipated Star Wars Prequels. Dozoretz spent seven years working at Lucas' Skywalker Ranch, creating the pre-visualization pipeline, training much of today’s pre-visualization workforce, and eventually managing the film's Art Department. He then created Persistence of Vision, a company providing Hollywood with the pre-visualization techniques he had developed. The top studios have turned to Persistence of Vision for some of the most exciting cinema in recent history, including Titan A.E., Moulin Rouge, Behind Enemy Lines, X-Men 3, Mission: Impossible 3, and J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. He also contributed to the world's first live action digital stereoscopic movie, Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D, a project on which Dozoretz also served as 2nd Unit Director. Dozoretz’s later work includes the J.J. Abrams directed and Steven Spielberg produced Super-8, and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Dozoretz was also one of the first filmmakers to shoot in 4k HiDef on the Japanese short The War of Sekigahara, which he directed.

Dozoretz acted as Chief Creative Officer for ZillionTV, a silicon valley startup set to revolutionize not just TV, but all media distribution. There, Dozoretz and his team created a set-top boxes and next-generation TV interfaces, earning him a number of patents.

Dozoretz has lectured around the world, including UCLA and USC Film Schools, Art Center, the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, the Australian Film, Television, and Radio School, and Tokyo's Digital Hollywood Institute. Articles with Dozoretz have appeared in Time, Wired, Variety, Premiere, USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, American Cinematographer, Cinefex, Animation World Network, CartoonBrew and more. He is a member of the Director's Guild of America, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the Visual Effects Society. He resides in Los Angeles.

CREDITS

PROJECT 

Liverpool's BOLOFEST 2020

ZAFARI (NBCUniversal/Dreamworks)

Power of Nature Theme Park Ride
U.S. Army Special Forces Recruiting Video

U.S. Army Special Forces Capability Brief

U.S. Army Special Forces Training Video

Boeing Dreamliner ‘No Limits‘
Super-8
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Yogi Bear
Battle: Los Angeles
The War of Sekighara 4k
Star Trek
ZillionTV ‘Future of TV’

ZillionTV 'Welcome to Zillion'

Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
1408
Unearthed
X-Men: The Last Stand
Bank of America ‘Golden Gate‘
Eragon
Mission: Impossible III
Roomba ‘Terminator‘
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Planters Peanuts ‘The Last Peanut’
xXx: State of the Union
Flight of the Phoenix
Peter Pan
Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones
Behind Enemy Lines
Moulin Rouge
Titan A.E.
Star Wars: I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: I: The Phantom Menace - VFX
Star Wars IV: Return of the Jedi SE
Star Wars IV: A New Hope SE
Megalopolis (unreleased)
DragonHeart
Mission: Impossible
Jumanji
Disclosure
Casper
Forrest Gump
Jurassic Park 

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER 

 

David Dozoretz

David Dozoretz
Rhythm & Hues/Wanda

David Dozoretz
David Dozoretz

David Dozoretz

David Dozoretz
J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg

Brad Bird/J.J. Abrams
Eric Brevig
Jonathan Liebsman
David Dozoretz
J.J. Abrams
David Dozoretz

David Dozoretz
Eric Brevig
Zach Helm
Mikael Håfström
Matthew Leutwyler
Brett Ratner
David Dozoretz
Stefan Fangmeier
J.J. Abrams/Tom Cruise

David Dozoretz
Doug Liman
David Dozoretz
Lee Tamahori
John Moore
P.J. Hogan
George Lucas
John Moore
Baz Luhrman
Don Bluth
George Lucas
George Lucas
George Lucas
George Lucas
Francis Ford Coppola
Rob Cohen
Brian DePalma/Tom Cruise

Joe Johnston
Barry Levinson
Brad Silberling
Robert Zemeckis
Steven Spielberg

ROLE 

Writer/Director

Director/Creator/EP

Co-Director/VFX Supe

Director
Director

Director

Director
Sr. Previs Supervisor

Sr. Previs Supervisor

Sr. Previs Supervisor

Sr. Previs Supervisor

Director
Sr. Previs Supervisor

Director

Director
2nd Unit Director

Previs Consultant

Visual FX Supervisor

Visual FX Supervisor

Previs Consultant

Director
Sr. Previs Supervisor

Sr. Previs Supervisor

Director
Sr. Previs Supervisor

Director
Visual FX Supervisor

Sr. Previs Supervisor

Sr. Previs Supervisor

Sr. Previs Supervisor

Visual FX Supervisor

Sr. Previs Supervisor

Visual FX Supervisor

VFX Supe (115 shots)

Sr. Previs Supervisor

Previs Artist - ILM

Previs Artist - ILM

Previs Artist
Concept Artist -ILM

Previs Artist - ILM

Concept Artist - ILM

Concept Artist - ILM

Concept Artist - ILM

Concept Artist - ILM

Digital Artist - ILM