Writer. Director. Experience Designer.


Photo by  Andi Crown

Photo by Andi Crown


Topaz Adizes is an emmy award winning Writer, Director & Experience designer. His films have been selected to Cannes (BOY), Sundance (Trece Años, Laredo Texas, {THE AND} Marcela & Rock), IDFA, SXSW, Cinéma Du Réel, and other festivals around the world.

His interactive documentary {THE AND} won the Emmy for New Approaches to Documentary 2015 as well as the World Press Photo award for Best Interactive Documentary 2015. {THE AND} was also a viral sensation reaching #1 on Reddit and Buzzfeed and experienced by over 70 million users, featured on the CBS Morning show and Good Morning America and selected to numerous international digital storytelling competitions. His second Interactive project, THE DIG, also won the top prize at World Press Photo for Immersive storytelling. Topaz's first Venture into VR premiered at IDFA with {THE AND} VR experience. 

Topaz’s work has exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Natural History Museum and United Nations Headquarters in New York, as well as featured in the NY Times and The New Yorker magazine. He has also directed commercial work for clients including Netflix, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Deloitte, and Vogue. Early in his career, Topaz had the valuable experience of learning under the tutelage of Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, and PT Anderson.

The last four years, Topaz’s primary focus has been as the Founder and Executive Creative Director of The Skin Deep - an experience design studio focused entirely on human connection in the digital age. {THE AND} is the first experience created by The Skin Deep. Senior Orientation, The Window, Threshold, TSD Uncut, {THE AND} VR and THE DIG are the subsequent properties released by The Skin Deep. 

Topaz graduated in 1999 with a bachelors degree in Philosophy from UC Berkeley and Oxford University in the UK. He has worked around the world ranging from Mexico, Sweden, Zambia, Japan, Vietnam, Albania, Cuba, and speaks four languages - English, Hebrew, Spanish and Swedish.