As an Emmy awarded writer/producer/audio editor and a Grammy nominated engineer, I believe in the unrivaled impact of well-crafted media.
My production and audio training began at film school (NYU's Tisch School of the Arts). As such, I really care about story—about the narrative and emotional arch of any given project—regardless of venue and scope, and allow that to inform my craft.
As a producer, I draw on a broad skill set, informed by ten years working in the cross-section(s) of the music, film, advertising, and creative-service industries. This diverse background has afforded me success (and a never-ending education!) in branding, product/packaging design, marketing, and all manners of original content creation.
In all endeavors, I aspire to find the singular most appropriate and inspired route to success. It is no surprise, therefore, that my friends, colleagues, and clients all know me to be pragmatic and unflappable: a dependable collaborator and creative problem-solver.
Name: Dan Dzula
Lives in: Brooklyn, New York
Occupation: Dialogue Editor, Music Supervisor, Post-Production Supervisor, Production Manager, Sound Designer, Sound Editor, Sound Mixer, Musician, Voice Actor and Songwriter
Unique traits: Specialties: Mixing for Theatrical, Broadcast, and Web Distribtuion, Multimedia Production, Audio Post, Standards Conversion, Music Production, Audio Restoration, Sound Design, Music For Picture, Video Editing, Creative Direction, VR
Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows
Film (Documentary, Biography, History and Music) Sound department A documentary about the greatest soul singer you've ever heard--even if you've never heard of him.
Film (Short, Comedy, Horror and Thriller) Sound department A police officer's attempt to help a stranger in a public bathroom takes a turn for the worst resulting in a disturbing inexplicable memory he'll never ever be able to shake.
Detective Trousers in the Beat Goes On
Film (Animation, Short, Comedy, Crime and 1 More) Sound department Detective Trousers is a sad cat working homicide. Trousers puts his instincts to the test while piecing together clues in the case of The Gold Watch Murders. His focus is pulled away from the files when he has to deal with his captain's impending retirement party. When watches are popping up in bodies there's no time to waste. Written by Zachary Scheer
The Mask with Henrik Lundqvist
Television (Reality-TV) Sound department "The Mask with Henrik Lundqvist" features Lundqvist in one-on-one interviews with his celebrity friends as they design the perfect goalie masks.
[THE AND] Marcela & Rock
Film (Documentary, Short and Romance) Sound department A short documentary that brings the viewer into the emotional space of a modern day relationship. This short film is an intimate conversation between a husband and wife over the obstacles in their union, and it's part of the larger interactive relationship genome project.
Sheila Hicks: Begin with Thread
Film (Documentary, Short and Biography) Sound department In 1967, Sheila Hicks--widely considered the greatest living textile artist--created two original tapestries for the Ford Foundation's auditorium and boardroom. After nearly 50 years, she is recreating them at her atelier in Paris, one stitch at a time.
Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn
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Real Estate - Crime
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We Don't Wanna Make You Dance
Film (Documentary, Biography and Music) Sound department WE DON'T WANNA MAKE YOU DANCE can be thought of as kind of a 28UP of a rock band. In 1983 the New York City teenage band, Miller, Miller, Miller & Sloan was hot and popular, playing at such famous venues as CBGB's. By 1988 the band was still together but life was intervening. By 1993 it 'disbanded'. Then in 2007 the filmmaker went back to see what happened to them as individuals, to explore where the 'dream' of making it and the intense creativity of that time had taken them in their lives. This is not a typical 'behind the music' story, but one which speaks to the resilience and resourcefulness that people can acquire in pursuing creative goals. Written by Anonymous
How to Follow Strangers
Film (Drama, Mystery and Romance) Sound department There is a true story of a woman who died in her apartment and it took people a year to find her body decomposing in a crisp Chanel suit. A young man becomes obsessed with this urban tragedy and disappears, wondering if anyone will notice. A young woman who shares his commuting schedule DOES notice. And when he resurfaces, she decides to follow him setting of a chain of events that bind them together... Written by Anonymous
The Postal Service Auditions
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Aimee Mann: Charmer
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Film (Short and Drama) Sound department An estranged wife and a grieving mother discover an awful truth they never wished to know in a courtroom hallway.
Minor/Major: The TV on the Radio Tour Documentary
Video (Documentary, Short and Music) Sound department This documentary is a portrait of the band, TV on the Radio as they transition from indie darlings to a major label success. We watch as they struggle to come to terms with the business side of the music business while trying to maintain artistic integrity. Also, there are songs. Written by Anonymous
That Is All
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100 Bands in 100 Days
Film (Documentary and Music) Sound department Nick Sonderup used to see a lot of live music. Then he wasn't seeing as much anymore. He used to write about music. Then he wasn't doing that much anymore, either. His band had just fallen apart. His girlfriend was living in London. Perhaps he was a bit lost. Perhaps he was a bit bored. He was most certainly a bit crazy when Nick embarked on a journey to see 100 consecutive days of live music, between January 23rd and May 2nd, 2009...and somehow managed to keep his day job. The 100 bands in 100 Days documentary short brings Nick's journey to reconnect with music off the blog (100bandsin100days.com) and onto the "screen." Come along for the ride as a semi-normal human being sets out to survive 100 consecutive nights of music, beer, wristbands and hand stamps. Let's go binge gigging. Written by Anonymous
Film (Animation, Short, Comedy and Drama) Sound department Piquo lives on the Arctic tundra. There are only five students in her high school class, and she is the only one without a date to the prom. She spends a quiet day all by herself.
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Sound department At Osvaldo's barber shop, customers and hair cutters tell stories about their mothers. Jerry, the teen son of the shop owner, is excited - he and his younger sister Glenda and their dad have a guest coming for dinner, a young woman who works at the shop. Jerry's doing the cooking. He and Glenda do the shopping: she's the custodian of her mother's habits, the brands mom bought, where she sat at the table. Glenda's thrown for a loop when she figures out who the dinner guest is and why. Ana, dad's date, tries her best with Glenda, Jerry does, too, but the going is rough. Dad is simply embarrassed and upset. How do families heal? Written by <email@example.com>
Film (Short, Comedy, Horror and Mystery) Sound department A detective investigates a woman about the brutal stabbing of her husband which she claims was "self-inflicted."
Film (Action, Drama and Sport) Music department Shawn MacArthur, the kind-hearted son of an Alabama wrestling coach, makes a grim living selling fake products on the streets in New York. After dealing with thieving punks, he's discovered by bare-knuckle/street-fight manager, Harvey Boarden. He soon proves himself worthy and starts earning a small fortune, part of which he volunteers to spend on single mother Zulay Velez. Shawn doesn't cheat and that seems to be a major problem, notably after the arrival of his Alabama high-school rival. Written by KGF Vissers
Too Loud a Solitude
Film (Animation and Drama) Sound department Based on the beloved novella by Bohumil Hrabal, and containing all the magic still present in the twisted streets of Old Town Prague, TOO LOUD A SOLITUDE spins a tale of passion, beauty, and high moral stakes in the midst of a crumbling civilization. Written by anon
Feel the Noise
Film (Drama and Music) Music department After a run-in with local thugs, aspiring Harlem rapper Rob flees to a place and father he never knew, and finds his salvation in Reggaeton, a spicy blend of hip-hop, reggae and Latin beats. Puerto Rico, the spiritual home of Reggaeton, inspires Rob and his step-brother Javi to pursue their dream of becoming Reggaeton stars. Together with a dancer named C.C., they learn what it means to stay true to themselves and each other, while overcoming obstacles in love, greed and pride, all culminating in an explosive performance at New York's Puerto Rican Day Parade. Written by Columbia Pictures
Film (Short) Composer Magieville follows a hard-up woman, Francoise, and her daughter, Julie through the streets of an imagined 1940's port town. Francoise finds the potential for amusement in the decrepit theater nearby, where an even more raggedy pair of vaudevillians are bringing their show to town. After seeing the show, Julie notices the book 'Le Petit Prince', and asks her mother to buy it for her. Since Francoise is too poor she tries to steal the book the next day. Unbeknownst to Francoise, a constable has seen the entire act, and takes her to jail. Alone, Julie goes to the theater to learn to dance. Once released, Francoise finds Julie with the vaudevillians at the theater were their lives are left changed. Written by Hannelore Williams
She She She She's a Bombshell
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A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Film (Crime and Drama) Music department Dito, a writer in L.A., goes home to Astoria, Queens, after a 15-year absence when his mother calls to say his father's ill. In a series of flashbacks we see the young Dito, his parents, his four closest friends, and his girl Laurie, as each tries to navigate family, race, loyalty, sex, coming of age, violence, and wanting out. A ball falls onto the subway tracks at a station, small things get out of hand. Can Dito go home again? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film (Biography, Drama and Music) Music department The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002. In the early 1960s, Héctor arrives in New York from Ponce, Puerto Rico. Success comes quickly. "The more he grew as an artist," Puchi says, "the more he sank as a person." It's a tale of talent - creating salsa with Willie Colón, with the Fania All Stars, and as a soloist - and a story of disintegration - fueled by drugs, alcohol, partying, and depression. Puchi's voice - proud and querulous - dominates off-stage as Héctor's does on. Written by <email@example.com>
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Emmy Award: New Approaches, Sound Editor
Latin Grammy Nomination: Engineer, Best Album
Young Producer's Emmy Award
New York University (New York, NY)