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Dominic Sena is a founding member of Propaganda Films where he directed countless award-winning videos and commercials. He began his career as a cameraman during the early 1980s. He worked on over 100 music videos and was honored with a variety of awards for his inventive cinematography, including the Eastman Kodak Certificate of Visual Excellence.

In 1985 Sena added directing to his repertoire, creating videos for Sting, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Bryan Adams, Steve Winwood, Fleetwood Mac and Janet Jackson to name a few. He earned a Grammy for Best Long Form Video for Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814. His television commercials for such clients as Nike, Saturn, Apple Computers, Acura and IBM among many others have also earned awards. Two of his Nike spots, Bouncing TV and Dueling TV's, and an Apple ad Coal Train, helped earn Propaganda Films the Palme d'Or at the International Advertising Festival in Cannes. The Nike campaign also garnered Sena a Gold Lion for Individual Achievement.

In 1991 (Nike Heritage), in 1995 (Saturn Erin Walling) and again in 1996 (Nike Marshall Faulk) Sena's commercials won top honors at New York's prestigious AICP awards show and have been made part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Sena made his feature film debut with Kalifornia, starring Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes. The film earned the International Film Critics Jury Prize at the 1993 Montreal Film Festival, as well as taking top honors for its cinematography.

Bio courtesy Touchstone (01-Jan-2000)


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