Dale Djerassi
Relation Advisor

Dale Djerassi, president of Djerassi Films, Inc., has produced and directed several documentary films including Nada Será Como Antes (Nothing Will Be As It Was), about the return of jazz musicians Flora Purim and Airto Moreira to Brazil, and Bhutan -- A Strange Survival, the story of a unique Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas. He co-produced (with Barbet Schroeder) Koko -- The Talking Gorilla, a feature-length documentary about the famed sign language-speaking gorilla.  He also produced '68, an independent feature film set in San Francisco in the turbulent year of 1968.  Additionally, Djerassi produced two plays -- An Immaculate Misconception at the Eureka Theatre Company in San Francisco and Primary Stages in New York, and Calculus at the Performing Arts Library & Museum in San Francisco.

Djerassi received a bachelor of science degree in political science from Stanford University where he also studied documentary film production.  He currently serves on the board of directors of the Film Arts Foundation in San Francisco and is a founding trustee of both the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside, California and the Vanguard Public Foundation in San Francisco.