Independent filmmaker, screenwriter and director based in the Chicago area. Studied at Columbia College Chicago and USC Film School, also had a brief stint at Second City. Spent years in the trenches of public access TV, producing and directing hundreds of shows, and training over 200 volunteers in all aspects of video production.
First success was achieved with "P-TV; Polka Television", a parody of MTV which won some local awards and was featured on Comedy Central. His screenplay "Wrestling With a Conscience" placed in the Top Ten of the Stage 32 Feature screenplay competition, and his short "The Summer Wind" has also placed in various screenplay competitions.
Currently working on a sc-fi/fantasy series in the vein of "The Twilight Zone" & "Amazing Stories", with hopes to write ten scripts and shoot one of them as a sizzle reel. Also working on a final rewrite of "Wrestling", as well as a comedy screenplay for this years Stage 32 Comedy Contests. During the "day", he transfers home movies & videotapes.
Name: Don Dobrez Jr
Lives in: Tinley Park, Illinois
Company: Nice Story Productions
Occupation: Director, Screenwriter, Videographer, Editor and Filmmaker
Unique traits: Excellent sense of humor Childlike Sense of Wonder Encyclopedic knowledge of modern music. Great storyteller.
Quarterfinalist - 11th Annual American Gem Short Script and Literary Festival, "The Summer Wind" short
Finalist - Stage 32 Feature Screenplay Competition "Wrestling With a Conscience"
Quarterfinalist - Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition, "Wrestling With a Conscience"
Columbia College Chicago
Maine Television & Film Workshops
USC Summer Film Production Workshops