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"There isn't a thing that we do in the storytelling space that I don't check with Dave. What I find about Dave is you don't just sit down and have a discussion about plot or review characters inside the Star Wars world. You end up having meaningful, thoughtful discussions about what it is we're trying to say inside the storytelling."
Kathleen Kennedy[src]

Dave Filoni is an animation producer who has been involved in various ways with Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Star Wars Resistance, The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, The Book of Boba Fett and the upcoming series Star Wars: Ahsoka.[3][4]

Biography[]

"When Revenge of the Sith was over, I found myself in the incredible position of carrying the torch forward."
―Dave Filoni[src]

Filoni made an appearance at Celebration IV on Sunday, May 28, 2007 with producer Catherine Winder in the Celebration Theater (Room 408AB), to discuss the beginnings of the new television series and reveal how The Clone Wars was being created. During San Diego Comic Con 2014, Filoni admitted that he knew about contradicting the Expanded Universe by establishing The Clone Wars as canon. In his defense, he said that they still included the Expanded Universe elements when they could.[5]

Filoni was one of the executive producers on Star Wars Rebels,[6] and he voiced Chopper in the series, a role which was not revealed until the series finale.[7] Filoni serves as an executive producer of the animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch.[8]

After expressing interest in working in live-action, Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy had Filoni visit the film sets of the sequel and anthology films to study the work of their directors. He received particular help and encouragement from Rian Johnson. Kennedy then paired Filoni up with Jon Favreau on The Mandalorian,[9] for which he serves as executive producer and has directed several episodes[10][11]—his first venture outside the realm of animation.[12] Around the debut of Star Wars Rebels Season Four, Filoni had hinted that he'd been exploring other forms of storytelling and learning from live-action directors.[13][14] (He visited the sets and studied the productions of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi).[15]

Personal life[]

Dave Filoni posing by his Plo Koon costume at his Lucasfilm office in 2012.

An avid Plo Koon fan, Filoni dressed up as the Jedi Master for the opening of Revenge of the Sith, giving out candy to children queuing up to watch the film.[16] Dave Filoni's office, as seen in the extra features on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars DVD, is filled with Plo Koon paraphernalia. He has a bust of Plo Koon's head, a model of Plo Koon's ship, an autographed portrait by the actor who played Plo Koon, a replica of Plo Koon's lightsaber on his desk, and his personal Plo Koon costume on display. Filoni also has a notebook-sized planner on his desk with Plo Koon's picture taped to the outside.[source?]

Works[]

"If you don't believe in the EU version of the story or didn't like it, then perhaps this new revelation that […] suits you better. Again a great many of the truths we cling to depend largely on our own point of view. […] In the end I have to say this: many die hard EU fans pick and choose the stories they think are canon based on what they like and what they don't like. They read a novel they like it and it's 'in,' they don't like it, and it's 'out.' […] Much effort goes into trying to word things or shoot things so that the existing EU can remain, if only at times from a certain point of view."
―Dave Filoni, on Star Wars: The Clone Wars[src]

Filmography[]

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Year Title Contribution(s)
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Director
2008 Star Wars: The Clone WarsRising Malevolence Director
2008 Star Wars: The Clone WarsCloak of Darkness Director
2010 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bounty Hunters" Embo
2010 Star Wars: The Clone WarsLethal Trackdown Director, and co-writer with Drew Z. Greenberg and Brian Larsen
2010 Star Wars: The Clone WarsClone Cadets Director
2011 Star Wars: The Clone WarsPadawan Lost Director
2011 Star Wars: The Clone WarsWookiee Hunt Director
2012 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Friend in Need" Director
2012 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Box" Embo, Jakoli
2012 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Crisis on Naboo" Embo
2012 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A War on Two Fronts" Director
2013 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Eminence" Black Sun leader #2, Embo
2013 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shades of Reason" Enforcer, Tour Guide Droid
2013 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "To Catch a Jedi" Spots Podal
2013 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Wrong Jedi" Director
2014 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "An Old Friend" Embo
2014 Star Wars Rebels – "The Machine in the Ghost" Director
2014 Star Wars Rebels – "Art Attack" Stormtrooper #1
2014 Star Wars Rebels – "Property of Ezra Bridger" Director
2015 Star Wars Rebels – "Path of the Jedi" Director
2015 Star Wars Rebels – "Fire Across the Galaxy" Director
2015 Star Wars Rebels – "The Lost Commanders" Co-director with Sergio Paez
2015 Star Wars Rebels – "Relics of the Old Republic" AT-AT Pilot
2015 Star Wars Rebels – "Wings of the Master" Co-director with Sergio Paez, and voice of Phoenix #2
2015 Star Wars Rebels – "Blood Sisters" Rodian, Stormtrooper #2
2015 Star Wars Rebels – "Stealth Strike" Imperial Technician
2015 Star Wars Rebels – "The Future of the Force" Ithorian Driver #1
2015 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens Additional voices
2016 Star Wars Rebels – "A Princess on Lothal" AT-AT Driver, Stormtrooper, Stormtrooper Commander
2016 Star Wars Rebels – "The Protector of Concord Dawn" Phoenix Three
2016 Star Wars Rebels – "Legends of the Lasat" Stormtrooper #1, Stormtrooper Commander #2
2016 Star Wars Rebels – "The Call" Mining Guild Guard #2
2016 Star Wars Rebels – "Homecoming" Phoenix One, Stormtrooper Deck Officer
2016 Star Wars Rebels – "The Forgotten Droid" Cargo Deck Officer, Stormtrooper #2
2016 Star Wars Rebels – "Twilight of the Apprentice" Director, and co-writer with Simon Kinberg and Steven Melching
2016 Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow Rebel Trooper, Stormtrooper Guard #2
2016 Star Wars Rebels – "The Holocrons of Fate" Rebel Crewman
2016 Star Wars Rebels – "The Antilles Extraction" Green Five, Imperial Officer
2016 Star Wars Rebels – "Hera's Heroes" Scout Trooper, Stormtrooper #3
2016 Star Wars Rebels – "Iron Squadron" Phoenix Two
2016 Star Wars Rebels – "An Inside Man" AT-AT Pilot #1
2016 Star Wars Rebels – "Visions and Voices" Rebel Trooper #1
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Additional voices
2017 Star Wars Rebels – "Ghosts of Geonosis" Co-writer with Steven Melching and Matt Michnovetz
2017 Star Wars Rebels – "Trials of the Darksaber" Writer
2017 Star Wars Rebels – "Legacy of Mandalore" Mandalorian Warrior
2017 Star Wars Rebels – "Twin Suns" Director, and co-writer with Henry Gilroy
2017 Star Wars Rebels – "Zero Hour" Green Leader
2017 Star Wars Rebels: Heroes of Mandalore Imperial Mandalorian Commander, Lead Wren Warrior
2017 Star Wars Rebels – "Flight of the Defender" Co-writer with Steven Melching, and voice of Stormtrooper Guard #2
2017 Star Wars Rebels – "Kindred" Co-writer with Henry Gilroy, and voice of Scout Trooper
2017 Star Wars Rebels – "Crawler Commandeers" Slave #2
2017 Star Wars Rebels – "Rebel Assault" Co-writer with Steven Melching
2017 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens Jedi star compass design
2018 Star Wars Rebels – "Jedi Night" Co-writer with Henry Gilroy
2018 Star Wars Rebels – "DUME" Co-writer with Christopher Yost
2018 Star Wars Rebels – "Wolves and a Door" Co-director with Bosco Ng, and writer
2018 Star Wars Rebels – "A World Between Worlds" Co-director with Steward Lee, and writer
2018 Star Wars Rebels – "A Fool's Hope" Co-director with Saul Ruiz
2018 Star Wars Rebels – "Family Reunion – and Farewell" Co-director with Bosco Ng and Sergio Paez, co-writer with Henry Gilroy, Kiri Hart, Simon Kinberg and Steven Melching
2019 Star Wars Resistance – "The Disappeared" Bo Keevil
2019 Star Wars Resistance – "Live Fire" Bo Keevil
2019 The Mandalorian – "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian" Director
2019 Star Wars Resistance – "Rendezvous Point" Bo Keevil, Stormtrooper #3
2019 The Mandalorian – "Chapter 5: The Gunslinger" Director and writer
2019 The Mandalorian – "Chapter 6: The Prisoner" Trapper Wolf
2020 Star Wars Resistance – "The New World" Bo Keevil
2020 Star Wars Resistance – "No Place Safe" Bo Keevil
2020 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Distant Echo" Co-writer with Brent Friedman and Matt Michnovetz
2020 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Gone with a Trace" Co-writer with Charles Murray
2020 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Deal No Deal" Co-writer with Charles Murray
2020 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Dangerous Debt" Co-writer with Charles Murray
2020 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Together Again" Co-writer with Charles Murray
2020 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Old Friends Not Forgotten" Writer
2020 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Phantom Apprentice" Writer
2020 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shattered" Writer, and voice of CH-33P
2020 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Victory and Death" Writer, and voice of CH-33P
2020 The Mandalorian – "Chapter 10: The Passenger" Trapper Wolf
2020 The Mandalorian – "Chapter 13: The Jedi" Director and writer
2021 Star Wars: The Bad BatchAftermath Co-writer with Jennifer Corbett
2022 The Book of Boba Fett – "Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger" Director, and co-writer with Jon Favreau

Bibliography[]

Year Title Contribution(s)
2008 The Clone Wars 1 Cover art
2009 The Clone Wars 7 Cover art
2012 The Clone Wars: The Sith Hunters Cover art
2016 Ahsoka Placeholder cover art

Other works[]

Year Title Contribution(s)
2016 ToppsDigitalLogo.png Star Wars: Card Trader (Card: 1 (Ahsoka Tano) - Artist Series - Dave Filoni) Illustration
ToppsDigitalLogo.png Star Wars: Card Trader (Card: 2 (Ahsoka Tano) - Artist Series - Dave Filoni)
ToppsDigitalLogo.png Star Wars: Card Trader (Card: 3 (Ahsoka Tano) - Artist Series - Dave Filoni)
ToppsDigitalLogo.png Star Wars: Card Trader (Card: 4 (Ahsoka Tano) - Artist Series - Dave Filoni)
ToppsDigitalLogo.png Star Wars: Card Trader (Card: 5 (Ahsoka Tano) - Artist Series - Dave Filoni)
ToppsDigitalLogo.png Star Wars: Card Trader (Card: 6 (Ahsoka Tano) - Artist Series - Dave Filoni)
ToppsDigitalLogo.png Star Wars: Card Trader (Card: 7 (Ahsoka Tano) - Artist Series - Dave Filoni)
ToppsDigitalLogo.png Star Wars: Card Trader (Card: 8 (Ahsoka Tano) - Artist Series - Dave Filoni)
ToppsDigitalLogo.png Star Wars: Card Trader (Card: 9 (Ahsoka Tano) - Artist Series - Dave Filoni)
ToppsDigitalLogo.png Star Wars: Card Trader (Card: 10 (Ahsoka Tano) - Artist Series - Dave Filoni)

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Notes and references[]

  1. Dave Filoni on Rotten Tomatoes. rottentomatoes.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2021.
  2. Owen, Rob: Tuned In: Pittsburgh native delves into 'Star Wars' lore (2014-10-03). post-gazette.com. Archived from the original on November 9, 2020.
  3. StarWars.com The Book of Boba Fett, a New Series, Coming December 2021 on Disney+ on StarWars.com (backup link)
  4. StarWars.com Future Lucasfilm Projects Revealed on StarWars.com (backup link)
  5. StarWars.com SDCC 2014: Star Wars: A New Dawn Panel - Liveblog on StarWars.com (backup link)
  6. StarWars.com New Animated Series Star Wars Rebels Coming Fall 2014 on StarWars.com (backup link)
  7. Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "Family Reunion – and Farewell"
  8. StarWars.com Star Wars: The Bad Batch, An All-New Animated Series, to Debut on Disney+ in 2021 on StarWars.com (backup link)
  9. The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian
  10. StarWars.com The Mandalorian First Image, Directors Revealed on StarWars.com (backup link)
  11. Prudom, Laura: Get a Look Inside The Mandalorian's Ship: The Razor Crest - IGN First (2019-09-29). ign.com. Archived from the original on April 22, 2020.
  12. SWYTlogo.png First Look at The Mandalorian | The Star Wars Show on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  13. Lussier, Germain: Star Wars: Rebels Dave Filoni on Its Final Season and His Future Role in a Galaxy Far, Far Away (2017-10-27). io9.gizmodo.com. Gizmodo. Archived from the original on September 21, 2018.
  14. YouTube.png Harloff Interviews Filoni! They Talk Future of Lucasfilm Ahead of Star Wars Rebels Finale on the Collider Videos YouTube channel (backup link)
  15. Breznican, Anthony: That Time George Lucas Asked a Guy From Pittsburgh to Join Him and Rule the Galaxy (2019-11-07). Vanity Fair. vanityfair.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2020.
  16. SWYTlogo.png Dave Filoni Extended Interview | The Star Wars Show on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)

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