Dustin Nakao-Haider is a Japanese-Desi American filmmaker from Chicago. A two time Emmy nominee, his feature length debut Shot in the Dark was supported by the Sundance Institute, Film Independent, ESPN Films, EFILM/Company 3, premiered on FOX, and was a New York Times Critics’ Pick. He has produced multiple seasons of docuseries on Netflix, ESPN+, and TNT. He directed the commercial doc series Dear Chicago (Bleacher Report/NBA on TNT) to promote the 2020 NBA All-Star Game; the series won Best Marketing Initiative at the 2021 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards. His short documentaries on Jay Z, Robinson Cano, Kendrick Lamar and others have garnered millions of views online. Most recently he co-wrote Pali, a play produced on the Stanford University main stage adapted from Indian writer Bhisham Sahni’s short story. Dustin is a co-founder of the production collective Bogie.