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Pivoting from Live action to Animation with Unreal Engine

In this presentation, Director / Producer - HaZ Dulull, talks about pivoting from his live action filmmaking career towards animated feature films and TV in order to stay relevant and proactive in Hollywood.  Showcasing how Unreal Engine can harness indie filmmakers to tell high concept stories which were not possible to achieve previously without huge budgets and resources.  

Breaking down projects such as his previs to pilot episode, then to the popular sizzle trailer for Mutant Year Zero a feature film adaptation of a video game, right through to how all that lead him to directing a virtual production LED shoot,  and then to his current feature film deep in production inside Unreal Engine.

The case study will be a candid deep dive on the creative, technical and business decisions he made on those projects.  This session is visually driven with tons of behind the scenes footage breaking down the scenes in Unreal Engine, followed with a Q&A afterwards.

Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull, Director/ Producer, HAZ FILM

Hasraf ‘HaZ' Dulull started his career in visual effects for film and television before transitioning to directing and producing with his breakout sci-fi indie feature film 'The Beyond'. 'The Beyond' was released by Gravitas Ventures and premiered at #2 on the iTunes charts before trending on Netflix. HaZ's second feature film '2036: Origin Unknown', which starred Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Another Life) earned a limited theatrical release in the US before landing on Netflix.

HaZ was later hired to direct the pilot for Disney’s action-comedy mini-series 'Fast Layne'. He was also credited as creative consultant on the entire series and directed three additional episodes. Other credits include directing the short bridge film 'Descendants', 'Under the Sea' for Disney, and a segment in the sci-fi horror anthology 'Portals'.

HaZ is co-founder of production company HaZ Film and is currently in development and production on several projects, including animated feature films and TV series, utilising the latest in real-time animation and rendering with Unreal Engine.

HaZ is represented in Hollywood by The Vendetta Group.