American Zoetrope is a privately run American film studio centered in San Francisco and founded by Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas.

Partnering with long-time collaborator/co-writer Michael Seifert, The Padrutt/Seifert duo appear on several Zoetrope projects including composing under the direction of legendary sound-designer/music supervisor Richard Beggs for the re-score of The Outsiders: The Complete Novel (Coppola’s Director’s Cut of his 1983 classic, The Outsiders.)

Dave Padrutt and Francis Ford Coppola in Bucharest, Romania

In addition, Padrutt/Seifert have provided score and additional music for documentaries and featurettes included on re-mastered, special edition DVD releases including The Godfather (The Coppola Restoration), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Special Edition), and the Apocalypse Now documentary Heart Of Darkness. All of these projects were supervised by the extraordinary Kim Aubry of Zoetrope Aubry Productions.