From Director Elliot Dillman
Rob DeBakey (Rob D) is an executive producer and co-founder of Bankrupt Films. At a young age, Rob was intrigued by filmmaking. In high school he started “ShortsCenter”, a “SportsCenter” parody that lives on to this day. After graduating, he continued his education at film school in central Florida, where he learned about set life and sleep depravation by working on feature films. Post graduation, he moved out to LA, and after 6 years of grinding away as a production assistant he moved up the ranks to 1st AD. His strong reputation for being the loudest guy on set and always knowing the location of the nearest clean bathroom, led him into producing commercials and content for major agencies and clients. Since its inception, the production company that Rob D founded has been shortlisted 3 times in Cannes, won ADDY’s, and had work featured on Funny or Die’s homepage. When Rob isn’t on set or working on a budget, he’s probably swinging the sticks on a golf course or slow roasting pork ribs. He can also recite every Best Picture Oscar in history from memory.
Elliot Dillman grew up on film sets. He first worked as a production assistant at age 12, and full time by the age of 16. While simultaneously enrolled as a college student at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television, he began his directing career with multi-camera live concert shoots for the ESPN X Games in Los Angeles, CA and Aspen, CO. He stayed on with the X Games for 4 consecutive seasons. After graduating cum laude from LMU, he began primarily directing content for the Walt Disney Company. At that time, Elliot was also directing music videos, and feature film tie-in commercials for Sony pictures, Warner Bros, and Paramount Studios. These years of experience have led him into the world of advertising, and crafting broadcast spots and web content in partnership with some of the biggest ad agencies in the world. His commercial work has been featured on CNN, CBS, MTV, Fuse, ESPN, Speed, ABC, and NBC, and has been nominated for multiple Cannes Lions and ADDYs. When Elliot isn’t shooting, he likes to fly airplanes and drive race cars.
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