THE BIO


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DEDEAUX HAZE is a directing duo out of Southern California. She's short. He's tall. Not sure if that's what makes their style so humorous and oddly satisfying but it sure is cute watching them walk into a room...




HIS STORY


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A native of Southern California Jamal Dedeaux grew up dreaming of becoming a filmmaker. The son of poet Richard Dedeaux, member of The Watts Prophets, a pioneering spoken word trio often cited as forerunners of rap, Jamal was influenced at an early age to believe in the content of your art above all else. As a kid Jamal dabbled in a bit of child acting, but mainly focused on writing and playing sports: He's just as proud to mention his All CIF basketball honors as he is that he wrote his 5th grade school play.


After high school Jamal attended Morehouse College, as an English Major. While in school he wrote and directed a student film “Life’s Suite” starring MTV’s Teck Holmes that screened at DigiDance in Utah. Prior to graduating he shot a short film Under Development described as a “lyrical montage” illustrating the four colleges that encompass the Atlanta University Center. The film was later used as recruiting aide for Morehouse College.


After graduating, Jamal moved back to California to pursue a career in filmmaking. He got his start as a production assistant, working on such shows as the The Academy Awards and Dancing With The Stars before production coordinating national commercials with clients that included Johnson & Johnson and Guthy Renker.


In 2009 Jamal wrote and directed the feature film Nobody Smiling which was a nominee for Best Feature and Best First Feature at the Pan African Film Festival.




HER STORY

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Rebecca Haze grew up in the film business. Her father Jonathan Haze, starred as Seymour in the Roger Corman cult classic Little Shop of Horrors, was a producer of television commercials and independent films such as Medium Cool. Her mother, Roberta Haze works as a costume designer for television and is a former dancer best known as one of the Golddiggers on the Dean Martin Show.

Growing up between New York City and Los Angeles, Rebecca studied dance for 14 years, at schools such as The Joffrey Ballet School and Eliot Feld’s New York City Public School of Dance, which she credits for her focus and discipline. As a child she loved photography and spent her time  setting up elaborate scenes and taking still life photos with her kodak instamatic.

Living in Venice CA as a teen she studied photography and was chosen to attend CSSA at Cal Arts where one of her pieces was selected to be shown at the Crocker Art Museum in the State Capitol. She was recruited to attend The San Francisco Art Institute before pursuing a career in film. 

Rebecca worked in the special effects costumes department for Power Ranger before transitioning into the art department where she worked as a lead scenic painter on everything from commercials, music videos, television shows to movies. She also worked on print and editorial shoots for photographers such as Annie Leibovitz and eventually David LaChapelle who she has worked with consistently under Annie Sperling creating the fantasy scenery in his work. Rebecca went on to Art Direct for Fruit Chan’s feature horror film Don’t Look Up. Rebecca met Director Jamal Dedeaux on the set of Television series Noah’s Arc, and in 2009 was production designer for his independent film Nobody Smiling.


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After Nobody Smiling Jamal Dedeaux teamed up with the talented Rebecca Haze to form Dedeaux Haze, a directing duo that combines exceptional visuals with humorous, creative, and relatable storytelling. The result of this partnership has led to them winning several awards including the grand prize for Windows 7 at Cannes Lion as well as honors at SXSW, BFI London Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. Dedeaux Haze was most recently commissioned by Girl Scouts San Diego and Girl Scout Los Angeles to shoot a series of commercials celebrating their 100 Years of Service. 


Dedeaux Haze continues to work remotely, live, and direct, from Los Angeles, USA...


 

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PEACE!