Doug Lefler

Doug was born in Southern California. He started making home movies at the age of twelve, got his first professional job at sixteen, and later attended the California Institute of the Art for two years before being hired at Disney, where he worked as a sculptor, animator, and storyboard artist. After that, he worked for many years as an artist and writer on live-action features before getting his first chance to direct second unit on Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness (1991). His directing credits include the pilot episodes of Hercules, The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, the feature film The Last Legion, and 2nd unit on Spider-Man.

Participant Schedule

Friday 10/14


Storyboarding for Live-Action Feature Films

Friday 10/14 2:10PM - 3:10PM Room 211

Aaron Sowd, Josh Sheppard, Amy Umezu, Bill Thompson, Jeffrey Henderson, Doug Lefler

Join some of the best storyboard artists working in live action today as they discuss their process, careers and personal journeys working on some of the biggest blockbuster films in recent history from Disney, Legendary, Marvel Studios, Sony, Warner Bros., among others.

Aaron Sowd (Spider-Man: No Way Home, Godzilla vs. Kong, Secret Invasion)
Amy Umezu (Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, The Flash, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
Bill Thompson (Blue Beetle, Bright, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers)
Doug Lefler (Deadpool 2, Godzilla vs. Kong, Spider-Man)
Josh Sheppard (The Batman, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Black Adam)
Jeffrey Henderson (Uncharted, Jungle Cruise, The Boys)