Dennis Widmyer graduated from Long Island University's film program in 1999 with four short films and five feature film scripts under his belt. Within a year he began production assistant work on small independent films. In 2000 he graduated to working on studio films and served as an art department assistant on the Ben Stiller vehicle 'Zoolander.' A few years later he followed this up with another Ben Stiller film 'Duplex,' with co-star Drew Barrymore. In-between he worked on the Heather Graham sex comedy 'The Guru' as well as a handful of commercials from directors like Martin Scorsese.