Dennis Scholl is an award-winning documentary filmmaker focusing on arts and culture. His interview subjects have included Robert Redford, Frank Gehry, Wynton Marsalis, Tracey Emin, and Theaster Gates.
Most recently, he produced and directed The Last Resort with Kareem Tabsch. The film won the audience award at the Miami Jewish Film Festival and was an official selection of DOC NYC. The film will be released theatrically via indie distributors, Kino Lorber.
He co-produced and directed his first feature documentary, Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound, with Marlon Johnson and Chad Tingle. The film premiered at the 2014 SXSW International Film Festival, screened at film festivals all over the world and was acquired by the public broadcast station, WLRN, for international distribution.
His second feature documentary, Queen of Thursdays, which he co-wrote and produced with noted Cuban filmmaker Orlando Rojas, had its world premiere at the 2016 Miami International Film Festival and was named Best Documentary.
He has also produced and directed Symphony in D, the story of America’s first crowd-sourced symphony which was performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He recently produced Sweet Dillard, about the national champion Dillard High School jazz orchestra and their journey to the Essentially Ellington competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center.