DAVID CINNELLA

Director - Screenwriter

DAVID CINNELLA

Director, Screenwriter


Italian cell: +39 3281965324
Italian home phone: +39 0835 312044

Work email: davidcinnella91@gmail.com


Date of birth: 19 January 1991

Nationality: Italian and American.

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOgFIyOCwgZHtqtzp_f2gLw

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EDUCATION:

Academy of Art University of San Francisco, CA, BFA in Film Directing and Screenwriting (class of 2014). http://www.academyart.edu/

Artistic High School “C. Levi” of Matera, Italy (diploma in 2009).

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WORK EXPERIENCE AND COURSES:


  • Attended the "Animation Workshop" by Marco Regina, lead animator of Dreamworks Animation. (July 27th-28th 2017).


  • Edited the dance play Oltredanza in Matera (2017.


  • Began the web-comic "Gli Amykyny" ("The Fryendsyes") on a semi-weekly basis (January 2017 onwards).


  • Jury of the sixth edition of the "Matera Sport Film Festival" (November 2016).


  • Attended the "View Conference" for VFX in Turin. (October 2016)


  • Appeared live on TGR Basilicata, the RAI news network for the region of Basilicata, for finishing shooting on the scifi western "TEK" (2017). (August 18th 2016)


  • June 13th, 2015 - June 22nd, 2015 - Second edition teaching a "Film Course" of 5 lessons in filmmaking to high school students of the Liceo Scientifico “Dante Alighieri” of Matera, Italy. Received an honorary plaque in thanks from the “Scaletta Giovani” of Matera for the lessons. The students went on to work on the scifi western "TEK" (2017). A third edition starts on February 2017.


  • Script supervisor for production company Buffalo 8 (October-December 2015).
  • Held a filmmaking workshop on how to become a director and screenwriter at the "Lucania Film Festival" (August 13th 2015).


  • Attended, as a speaker, the presentation of the webseries "While" (2015) at the "Lucania Film Festival" (August 12th 2015).


  • Attended the special presentation of the teaser and featurette of the webseries "While" at the opening of the "Red Carpet" multiplex of Matera, Italy (August 10th 2015).


  • November 22nd, 2014 – January 17th, 2015 – teaching a "Film Course" of 5 lessons in Filmmaking to high school students of the Liceo Scientifico “Dante Alighieri” of Matera, Italy. Received an honorary plaque in thanks from the “Scaletta Giovani” of Matera for the lessons. The students went on to direct the web-series "While" (2015). 


  • Commissioned by journalist Gianni Maragno to film and edit documentary Waiting for Bill (2014) on visit of New York mayor Bill De Blasio to ancestral village of Grassano, Italy (July 2014); http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/25/nyregion/25italy.html . Waiting for Bill was presented to Mayor Bill De Blasio in New York City on October 30th, 2014. It will be broadcasted in Sydney, Australia, in 2015.


  • Attended and participated at the Indie UnConference for digital self publishing in San Francisco, CA to better understand how to better reach reading audiences (February 2014).


  • Attended and participated at the workshop by Shelley Adina on self publishing, developed for the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA (January 2014).


  • Attended screenwriting workshop by screenwriter and producer Marilyn Atlas in San Francisco, CA (February 2013).


  • Attended month-long course in Spanish in Valencia, Spain (Summer 2012).


  • Attended a month-long course in French at the “Université de Nice” in Nice, France (July 2010).
  • Member of organizing secretariat of the “Women’s Fiction Festival”, a literary festival and writer’s conference in Matera, Italy, at which helped organize the schedules and helped promote the festival (2004-2008 and 2014). http://www.womensfictionfestival.com/


  • Attended a week-long course on “After Effects” at Stanford University, CA (July 208).


  • Photography assistant of noted artist Cynthia Karalla (Summer 2007); www.karalla.com


  • Won competition for best poster for Italian Cancer Association anti-smoking campaign, poster used for World Anti-Tobacco Day conference (May 30th, 2007).


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AWARDS:


  • Won an Honorable Mention in the the Best Scifi category at the "Los Angeles Film Awards" for his cyberpunk western film "TEK" (June 5th 2017).


  • Was nominated for Best Trailer at the "New Media Film Festival" for his cyberpunk western film "TEK" "(May 16th 2017).


  • Received an honorary plaque in thanks from the “Scaletta Giovani” of Matera for teaching a five-lesson course on filmmaking to the students of the Liceo Scientifico “Dante Alighieri” (November 22nd, 2014 - January 17th, 2015).


  • Won competition for best poster for Italian Cancer Association anti-smoking campaign, poster used for World Anti-Tobacco Day conference (May 30th, 2007).


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SKILLS:


  • Bilingual English and Italian, basic French and Spanish.


  • Directing.


  • Screenwriting.


  • Cinematography.


  • Drawing.


  • Voice Acting.


  • Storyboarding.


  • Character Designing.


  • Camera Operator.


  • Gaffer.


  • Editor with “Final Cut 7”, “Final Cut X” and "Adobe Premiere".


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REFERENCES:

Anahid Nazarian, producer at production company American Zoetrope, owned by Francis Ford Coppola, and Executive Producer of Coppola. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0623355/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Matthew Jacobs, screenwriter and story consultant of Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove (2000), the TV series Young Indiana Jones (1992-1993), and the made for TV Doctor Who (1996) film. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0414226/ Letter of recommendation upon request.

Jack Perez, director of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995-1999), Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2001), Some Guy Who Kills People (2011) and Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009). http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0673512/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Letter of recommendation upon request.

James Dalessandro, screenwriter of Citizen Jane (2009) and Pixar’s first live-action film 1906 (currently in pre-production). http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0197828/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Letter of recommendation upon request.

Marilyn Atlas, manager and producer of Real Woman have Curves (2002). http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1113363/?ref_=fn_al_nm_2

Contact numbers available upon request.

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WEBSERIES:


  • While (2015); Director of Photography, Assistant Director.


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SHORT FILMS:


  • TEK (2017); Director, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist, Editor.


  • Cinema Paradiso (Modern Ending) (2014); Editor.


  • Heart (2014); Cinematographer.


  • Dark Relations (2014); Director, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist, Editor.


  • The Eye (2012); Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Storyboard Artist, Editor.


  • Time Master (2012); Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Storyboard Artist, Editor.


  • Reading is Magic (2012); Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Storyboard Artist,
  • Editor.


  • Broken Silence (2012); Cinematographer, Assistant Director, Script Supervisor, Storyboard
  • Artist and Camera Operator.


  • The Grand Finale (2011); Director, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist, Editor.


  • Potions (2011); Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Storyboard Artist, Editor.


  • Nocturnal (2010); Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Storyboard Artist, Editor.


  • Rivals (2010); Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Storyboard Artist, Editor.


  • The Date (2010); Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Storyboard Artist, Editor.


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DOCUMENTARY:


  • Waiting for Bill (2014); Cinematographer, Editor.


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ANIMATION: 


  • “Doctor Who” Astronomy Animation (2012); Director, Screenwriter, Co-Animator, Co- Character Designer, Storyboard Artist, Voice Actor.