David Dozoretz directed and co-wrote the Effie award-winning BOLOFEST 2020, 2021 and 2022 virtual Christmas parade TV shows and commercial campaigns, which included original animated content from LEGO, Star Wars, Marvel, Batman, Disney, Barbie, Paw Patrol, Hot Wheels and more, and was seen by over 50 million viewers.
Dozoretz also created, directed and was show-runner for two seasons of the NBCUniversal worldwide-distributed ZAFARI, a children’s animated show that celebrates diversity and was the first TV show ever produced exclusively in the Unreal real-time game engine. Unreal is now utilized regularly in virtual production and real-time animation. ZAFARI was awarded Infinity’s “Best Use of a Game Engine in a TV Show” and Dozoretz is a frequent consultant for use of the Unreal engine for content creation. Learn more about Dozoretz’s innovative use of Unreal Engine directly from Epic Games.
Dozoretz recently produced and directed films and interactive metaverse-like apps for the U.S. Special Forces community.
He acted as Second Unit Director on Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D, the first ever digital stereoscopic feature and has been a Visual Effects Supervisor on a number of feature films. Before that, while at ILM, Lucasfilm and then his own company Persistence of Vision, Dozoretz helped pioneer the now industry standard pre-visualization process on tentpole franchises such as multiple Star Wars and Mission: Impossible films, Star Trek, Jurassic Park, Forrest Gump and over 30 more.
Dozoretz has lectured at 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 him have appeared in Wired, Variety, 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 holds patents for television interface and industrial design.