Don Dobrez Jr

Don Dobrez Jr

Nice Story Productions

Director, screenwriter and videographer in Tinley Park, Illinois

About Don

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

Desert Island Movies

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  • Since: January 2015
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