Director BIO: David Bossert

Played at the LGBT Documentary Short Film Festival on the Thursday August 31, 2017

Dave Bossert

David A. Bossert is an artist, filmmaker, and author. He is a 32 year veteran of The Walt Disney Company is currently serving as an independent producer and creative director. He studied at the Character Animation program at CalArts and received a B.F.A. in Animation from the CalArts School of Film/Video in Valencia, California.

Bossert has contributed his as a visual effects animator to such films as Who Framed Roger RabbitThe Little MermaidBeauty and the BeastAladdinTim Burton’s The Nightmare Before ChristmasThe Lion KingPocahontasThe Hunchback of Notre DameHercules, and many others. On the Academy Award-nominated shorts Runaway Brain & Lorenzo, as well as the feature film Fantasia 2000, he served as the Artistic Coordinator and Visual Effects Supervisor. Dave served as Associate Producer on the award winning & Academy Award-nominated Disney/Dali short film Destino. You can see an extensive list of his credits here: IMDb

He is an award winning producer and director. He has received a Special Achievement Award from ASIFA-Hollywood for producing the DVD compilation Disney on the Front Lines. He also produced the 4 volume/8 disc DVD collection of the award winning True Life Adventures films. David co-directed the short film One by One. He has directed numerous projects including The Cat That Looked at a King; four Winnie the Pooh Learning Adventure educational projects for Disney Home Entertainment and has produced and directed the multiple award winning Pumbaa and Timon Safety Smart DVD series for Disney Educational Productions and the Underwriters Laboratories.

Bossert also served as the Artistic Supervisor for the Disney Restoration Team and has overseen restoration on many of the Disney animated shorts and the recently restored features BambiCinderellaLady and the TrampThe Little MermaidSleeping BeautyFantasiaSnow White and the Seven DwarfsPinocchio and many others.

Dave works in a variety of animation techniques including 2D, CG, & Live Action combinations; 3D & specialty projection formats. He was creative director & producer of the Disney animation Media used in the World of Color attraction at the Disneyland resort and was creative director & producer of the animation media for the Disney Dreams show at Paris Disneyland. Dave is currently working on several new projects that combine animation & new technologies to create unique guest experiences.

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