Dallas King

Carrie Hamilton Entertainment Institute Co-Director / Professor

Holding an MFA in Directing / Production from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Dallas King is an award-winning director, producer and experienced film instructor. Dallas has directed, written, and produced, and completed two feature films, KISS KISS, a hyper-stylized action thriller that premiered in Los Angeles and is available on every major platform including Amazon and iTunes. Following this, INK & RAIN, a sci-fi fantasy feature premiered in Beijing, China and is exclusively available on China's largest web network, iQiYi. Dallas produced the award-winning feature film documentary, THE BILL MURRAY EXPERIENCE, available on iTunes and Amazon and he completed the EDM TV Pilot, PLUR, which was funded and will be distributed by Fusion TV. His two award-winning short action films, LITTLE SOLDIER & MOST WANTED, made during his early years in film school still gross sales today and are available on Amazon and Walmart under the title, DEMON. Along the way, he directed a 10-episode docu-series, BWFC, for Banpresto Japan, owners of the Dragon Ball-Z franchise. His third narrative feature, U.Z.L.A. a horror film he directed and wrote, starts its film festival run in Winter 2022. His recent projects include a feature film thriller, SWAP, and an Indonesia-based horror film, NOT FOR SALE.

Dallas is a Directors Guild of America Award winner whose vision to be a filmmaker came while being a kid that had to interpret movies through words to his blind mother. The story continues as Dallas embarked on several personal trips circling the world twice and touring 60 countries which sparked his passion as a screenwriter. He is the first and still the only member of his entire family to go to college by graduating from UCLA and continuing his journey by gaining his Masters in Directing at the acclaimed UCLA Film School. His travels have also inspired Dallas to focus on developing international co-production film projects, including producing the feature film OH BOY! for China and directing and producing the Japanese feature documentary BEHIND KARATE KILL, which is available online and on Blu-ray. Dallas created his own film production company, RED RABBIT PICTURES, which has earned him the (MPAA) Motion Picture Association of America Award, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Award, The Caucus Foundation Award for Directing, a 3-time award recipient of the National Hispanic Foundation of the Arts, also a recipient of the National Hispanic Fund McNamara Grant, and 1st place for the (DGA) Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing. His films have been selected and won countless Film Festivals throughout the nation and world, including an African Movie Academy Award nomination for LITTLE SOLDIER. Dallas serves as a judge and guest speaker for numerous film festivals and organizations including Comic-Con San Diego. He serves as the President of the UCLA Alumni Bruin Entertainment Network, and a proud alumnus of the (DKA) Delta Kappa Alpha film fraternity. Dallas has volunteered teaching at inner-city schools through the LIFE Cinema Project (Edward James Olmos personal project), Los Angeles Education Project, and the First Star summer program. When he's not filming, he serves as a professor for the Anaheim University Akira Kurosawa School of Film, an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University and a film instructor at UCLA TFT and UCLA Extension where he created the course, "How to make Sci-Fi, Action, & Horror Films on a Budget".