Dominic Sena

Director, Cameraman
A director who has worked extensively in television commercials and music video, Dominic Sena made his entry into feature film directing with the much-discussed, brutally violent feature "Kalifornia" (1993), and then ... Read more »
Born: 04/25/1949 in Niles, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Director (4)

Season of the Witch 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Whiteout 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Swordfish 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Kalifornia 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A director who has worked extensively in television commercials and music video, Dominic Sena made his entry into feature film directing with the much-discussed, brutally violent feature "Kalifornia" (1993), and then virtually disappeared from film until he helmed the 2000 remake of the car chase cult classic "Gone in 60 Seconds". Starting out as a cameraman, counting among his earliest projects director H.B. Halicki's "The Junkman" (1982), Sena moved into directing in 1985 and began a fruitful and exceptionally creative career as a music video and commercial director for Propaganda Films. His commercial clients included such big names as Nike, IBM and Apple Computers, and he became known for creating visually arresting and memorable spots that captured the audience's attention and earned critical acclaim.

Milestones

2011

Directed Nicolas Cage in "Season of the Witch"

2009

Directed the thriller "Whiteout," starring Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht and Alex O'Loughlin

2001

Directed John Travolta and Hugh Jackman in "Swordfish"

2000

Directed second feature, a remake of Halicki's cult classic, "Gone in 60 Seconds"

1994

Collaborated with cinematographer Paul Cameron to cover the Winter Olympics in Norway

1993

Made feature directorial debut with the hyper-violent serial killer road movie, "Kalifornia"

1989

Directed the music video for Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation 1814"

1982

Worked on director H.B. Halicki's second feature, "The Junkman"

Began career as a cameraman in the early 1980s

Moved to Los Angeles in the late 1970s

Directed memorable, award-winning commercials for Nike, Apple Computers, IBM and Saturn

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