DANIEL ZIRILLI (director/producer/writer) BIOGRAPHY (2018)Daniel Zirilli founded Popart Film Factory at age 24 (after graduating from Pepperdine University in Malibu) and to date has directed and/or produced/written over 50 feature films and 250 music videos and documentaries. Zirilli recently wrapped two back to back action films in 2018 - "Invincible" (As director/producer/co-writer) starring Johnny Strong, Marko Zaror, Sally Kirkland, Michael Pare and Vladimir Kulich, and "Hollow Point" (As director/co-writer) with the ensemble cast of Luke Goss, Jay Mohr, Michael Pare, Juju Chan, Bill Duke, Kirk Fox, and Roger G. Smith. Zirilli also produced the theatrical feature film about the early days of Guns N' Roses- "It's So Easy and Other Lies" based on the book by Duff McKagan, and is currently producing a documentary based on "The Grapes Of Wrath" by legendary author John Steinbeck, featuring James Franco. Two action films Zirilli directed are currently on NETFLIX, "The Asian Connection" starring Steven Seagal & Michael Jai White (Zirilli also co-wrote the story with Tom Sizemore) and "Crossing Point" starring Jacob Vargas, Rudy Youngblood, Luke Goss, and Tom Sizemore. Zirilli has written or co-written 20 feature films that have been produced, and directed projects for Michael Jackson through Jackson's Moonwalker Entertainment, and produced the film and video for The Rolling Stones "Voodoo Lounge".Zirilli previously directed and/or produced a slate of four films for Lionsgate films/Grindstone - and has put close to 100 feature films into worldwide distribution representing other filmmakers.In Music Videos, Zirilli worked his way up in the business with artists such as NWA, Cher and Danzig, then directed/produced over 250 Music Videos, with some going to #1 on MTV and BET, with more than 25 singles that reached beyond gold or platinum sales (1 million units RIAA) for artists including Three 6 Mafia, Dvbbs, Redman, Cypress Hill, Shaq, Scarface, Montel Jordan, Master P, Twista, Chayanne, Freddie Jackson, Roger Troutman Jr., Gerald Levert, Bobby Womack, Bokeem Woodbine, Peter Himmelman, Flea, Domino, Supercat, Wilton Felder, Najee, and other Grammy Award Winning Artists. Zirilli also produced music videos for Russell Simmons film "The Show" for Def Jam, Michael Nesmith (of The Monkees) and many other legendary recording artists.Daniel Zirilli's Public Service Announcements include projects commissioned by the Earth Communication Office (E.C.O.), Earth Summit, Save our Skies (S.O.S.), and The Garden Project L.A. (in association with Disney) which have featured socially conscious celebrities such as Mark Hamill, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Newton-John, Ed Begley Jr., Herbie Hancock, Bob Saget, Rita Coolidge, Richard Mull, Jane Seymour and the Late John Ritter, among many others.Zirilli has won numerous awards as director/producer, and has lectured on directing/producing at film festivals, seminars and UCLA extension/film school. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, (Minor in Creative Writing) from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.