After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Dustin began his career in animation with working on "The Iron Giant" with Brad Bird.
After this successful project Dustin worked on number of pilots at Nickelodeon Animation Studios, including "Kung Fu Panda", "Quard and the Fleeps", and "Robot and Monster". He has also worked on development of "Osmosis Jones at Warner Brothers.
True entrepreneur by nature Dustin took a big chance and decided to produce his own project. He and his wife funded the direct-to-DVD cartoon, "Babak and Friends: A First Norooz", the first high quality animation produced for Iranians. The success of the project (which was featured on CNN, ABC News and screened at major museums around the world) let to the series "Mixed Nutz", that is airing on PBS.
INSTRUCTORS & GUEST SPEAKERS
ALEJANDRO LEDA - FILM DISTRIBUTION
JEFFREY ANDRICK - FILM FINANCING
RUSSELL BOAST - CASTING DIRECTOR
NICK TABRI - WRITER / DIRECTOR / EDITOR
VIRGINIE BOURDIN - VFX ART DIRECTOR
EDDIE J. FERNANDEZ - STUNTS
ACE CRUZ - DIRECTING / PRODUCING
RICHARD MORSE - ENTERTAINMENT LAW
CONNIE COOPER - ACTING
TIM STORMS - STUNTS
DUSTIN ELLIS - SCREENWRITING
LANE RAICHERT - STORYBOARDING / SCRIPT WRITING & VIDEO GAME PRODUCTION
JAIME MOSS - FILMMAKING
PENCY KINNARD - VFX
PEPPI TSUI - VFX