'Propaganda Films': Notable directors who had worked at the company.

by Harlem_Nights | created - 13 Aug 2015 | updated - 03 Mar 2016 | Public

Propaganda Films - a prolific and successful music video and film production company founded in 1986 by Steve Golin, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Michael Bay, David Fincher, Nigel Dick and Dominic Sena.

1. Dominic Sena

Director | Kalifornia

Dominic Sena was born on April 26, 1949 in Niles, Ohio, USA. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Kalifornia (1993), Whiteout (2009) and Swordfish (2001).

2. Michael Bay

Producer | Armageddon

A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls. His work won...

3. David Fincher

Director | Se7en

David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials...

4. Nigel Dick

Director | S Club Seeing Double

Nigel Dick was born on March 21, 1953 in Catterick, Yorks, England as Nigel Andrew Robertson Dick. He is a director and producer, known for S Club Seeing Double (2003), Dead Connection (1994) and Berlin Calling (2015).

5. Gore Verbinski

Director | Rango

Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of ...

6. Michel Gondry

Director | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

He grew up in Versailles with a family who was very influenced by pop music. When he was young, Gondry wanted to be a painter or an inventor. In the 80s he entered in an art school in Paris where he could develop his graphic skills and where he also met friends with whom he created a pop-rock band ...

7. Zack Snyder

Director | 300

Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and ...

8. Simon West

Director | Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Simon West was born in 1961 in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England. He is a producer and director, known for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), The General's Daughter (1999) and Stolen (2012).

9. Stephane Sednaoui

Director | Clues

Over the years, increasingly drawn towards more personal projects, Stephane Sednaoui has redefined his artistic approach to focus on his fine-art and cinematographic projects. New, existing, and primarily unseen work have been exhibited recently at the MoMA, New York (2015)- the 9/11 Memorial ...

10. Mark Romanek

Director | One Hour Photo

Mark Romanek was born on September 18, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a director, known for One Hour Photo (2002), Never Let Me Go (2010) and Michael Jackson Feat. Janet Jackson: Scream (1995). He is married to Brigette Romanek.

11. Paul Rachman

Director | American Hardcore

With the feature documentary American Hardcore Paul Rachman revisited his music and filmmaking roots having started his career making underground films and rock and punk music videos in the early 80's with bands such as the Bad Brains. He later became one of the of the industry's top music video ...

12. Alex Proyas

Director | Dark City

Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. Born to Greek parents in Egypt, Proyas relocated to Australia with his family when he was three years old. He began making films at age ten and went on to attend the Australian Film Television and ...

13. David Lynch

Writer | Twin Peaks

Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future ...

14. Alek Keshishian

Director | Love and Other Disasters

Brother of Aleen Keshishian, who is also his manager.

15. Spike Jonze

Producer | Her

Spike Jonze made up one-third (along with Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman) of the triumvirate of genius minds behind Dirt Magazine, the brother publication of the much lamented ground-breaking Sassy Magazine. These three uncommon characters were all editors for Grand Royal Magazine as well, under the ...

16. Antoine Fuqua

Director | The Magnificent Seven

Antoine Fuqua is an American film director, known for his work in the film Training Day as well as The Replacement Killers, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Shooter, Brooklyn's Finest, Olympus Has Fallen and The Equalizer.

He has directed music videos for such artists as Arrested Development, Prince, ...

17. David Kellogg

Director | Inspector Gadget

Married Denise Kellogg (aka Denise Michele Tom), the Hawaii Island girl who went on to be a "Playmate of the Month" in Playboy back in April 1976. They have two boys and a girl.

18. John Dahl

Director | Kill Me Again

John Dahl was born in 1956 in Billings, Montana, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Kill Me Again (1989), The Last Seduction (1994) and Rounders (1998). He is married to Beth Jana Friedberg. They have four children.

19. Paul Boyd

Director | Vicious Circle

Born in Scotland, Paul's journey as a filmmaker began as a teenager. His Super 8 films earned him a place at prestigious St Martins School of Art in London where he graduated with BA Hons in Fine Art Film.

After directing 30 (or so) low budget Music Videos in the UK, Paul moved to Los Angeles to ...

20. Johan Camitz

Director | The Johan Camitz Diesel Ads

Johan Camitz was born on June 29, 1962 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He was a director and cinematographer, known for The Johan Camitz Diesel Ads (1995), Spice Girls: Wannabe (1996) and Eagle-Eye Cherry: Save Tonight (1998). He died on August 10, 2000 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, ...

22. Steven Haft

Producer | Dead Poets Society

Father of actor/humorist Sam Haft.

23. Jeffrey Obrow

Director | The Power

Has taught at the USC School of Cinema-Television.



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