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Daniel Gregoire

Daniel Gregoire

With nearly 20 years experience and creative leadership in blockbuster films, television, and games, HALON Founder Daniel Gregoire has overseen hundreds of high profile projects including War of the Worlds, Kung Fu Panda, Spider-Man 3, Life of Pi, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Jurassic World, The Hunger Games, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Deepwater Horizon, Logan, and Kong: Skull Island. A pioneer in his field, Daniel himself has been the Previs Supervisor for many of the most exciting motion picture directors in the industry including J.J. Abrams, George Lucas, Jon Favreau, M. Night Shyamalan, Michael Mann, Baz Luhrmann, and Steven Spielberg. Beginning his career with JAK Films at Skywalker Ranch, Daniel collaborated with Lucas as Previs Supervisor on Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, and the George Lucas Director’s Cut of THX 1138. In 2003 Gregoire established HALON, a dedicated Previs studio in Los Angeles and cultivated creative partnerships with such companies as DreamWorks Animation, Paramount, Universal, Apple, AMD, The Mill, Method, NBC, Disney and many more. Daniel has more recently directed real-time video game cinematics for the award-winning Evolve, Ubisoft’s E3 announcement trailer for The Division, and XCOM 2. The animatics Director for the iconic Fox series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, he has also directed the virtual reality experiences FIRST and Vanuatu Dreams for his venture MATTERvr. Currently serving on the executive board for BAFTA’s VR committee, Daniel continues to speak internationally on the intersection of storytelling and technology.