In this industry talk session, filmmaker Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull talks about the challenging landscape of high concept story telling and filmmaking today and how his background as a VFX Supervisor helped him transition into a career directing feature films and TV.
He then transitioned into directing and producing. He is known for his breakout sci-fi indie feature film – THE BEYOND, which was released by Gravitas Ventures, and premiered at #2 on the iTunes charts before trending on Netflix.
His second feature film 2036: ORIGIN UNKNOWN, which starred Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), earned a limited theatrical release in the United States and also on Netflix (US).
In Television, he directed the pilot for Disney’s action comedy mini-series – FAST LAYNE, and was also credited as creative consultant on the entire series. He directed three additional episodes when he wowed Disney channel executives with his vision for the 8-part series.
He was then hired by Disney Channel Original Movies to direct the bridge short film – UNDER THE SEA – ‘A Descendants story’ which takes place between Descendants 2 & 3.
He is currently in development on his next projects at his production company and is repped by The Gotham Group and Paradigm.