BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

Daniel Zirilli founded Popart Film Factory at age 24 (after graduating from Pepperdine University in Malibu) and to date
has directed and/or produced over 250 music videos (for artists as diverse as The Rolling Stones to Oscar winners
Three 6 Mafia), and has written &/or directed 20 feature length films. Most recently Zirilli shot a slate Of Mixed Martial
Arts Action films including “Locked Down” (director/producer/co•screenplay) starring Vinnie Jones, Bai Ling, Dwier Brown,
Tony Shiena and MMA stars including Kimbo Slice, Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin and Cheick Kongo. “Circle Of Pain”
(director/executive producer/co•story) starring Dean Cain, Bai Ling, Tony Shiena, Kimbo Slice, Frank Mir, Roger Huerta
and Heath Herring. Zirilli also executive produced “Beatdown” With Rudy Youngblood, Danny Treio, Eric Balfour,
Michael Bisping, and “Guilty By Association” starring Morgan Freeman.
Zirilli’s other films include “Fast Girl” (director/co•story) a racecar film and winner of the “Guirlande D’Honneur” at the
FICTS Festival in Milan, Italy for “Best Sports Movie Of 2008″ starring Mircea Monroe, Justin Guarini, Caroline Rhea,
u The Lazarus Papers” (producer/co•director) starring Danny Treio, Gary Daniels, Bai Ling, and Tiny Lister. “Clash”
(director/producer/co-screenplay) starring Damon Whitaker, Danny Venagas, and Raul Julia Jr. “Choices 2” (director)
starring Three 6 Mafia, Katt Williams, Tiny Lister, Clifton Powell, as well as “The Stonecutter” (director/producer) shot
in Tahiti and winner Of “Visionaries In Film Award” at the Bahamas One World Film Festival.