David Cinnella

David Cinnella

DAVID CINNELLA is an Italian-American Film Director, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist, Editor, Cinematographer, and more. Since his 2014 graduation from the Academy of Art at the University of San Francisco, he has developed numerous innovative and engaging projects. His most notable directorial achievement is “TEK”, Italy’s first-ever sci-fi western film. Upon it’s pre-release, the film swept up slews of awards at international film festivals and will soon be available to the general public. Hoping to continue this wave of innovative creativity, David constantly continues to write and direct new projects. Most recently, he wrapped Nemo Propheta, a drama surrounding an Italian immigrant and the challenges he encounters as he lives his new life. Through his work, David hopes to spread his messages and to ultimately bring Italian film back to the international film market, citing that “coming together and making movies will hopefully be the foundation of a better path for future young Italians to come.”

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TEK is now ONLINE!


I am so happy to announce that “TEK” is finally online and available to view now!
It was a long journey, but being part of it was an absolutely wonderful experience. A huge thank you to #VoceSpettacolo and the cast and the rest of the crew for making this come true!
Now, sit back, relax and enjoy!
Thank you so much again! 😀

Ask David: What what working on “TEK” like? How about your cast and crew?


Working on “TEK” was stressful, exhausting, anxiety-inducing… and I loved every minute of it. It’s one thing to work as background, or as a simple crew member, but it’s another entirely to be the sole person responsible for how the film will turn out to be. It was an incredible adventure, and it just proved that I had to keep on doing it again in the future...

Growing Up Italian and American in Matera, Italy


It’s hard for me to judge what growing up in Matera was like, as I can’t imagine what it would be like growing up anywhere else. In fact, the idea of living anywhere else always played out like a real-life movie in my head, trying to fill it up with stories, trying to fully visualise how it would have been like — and usually ending up with aliens or superpowers. But I suppose...

Ask David: With regards to TEK’s unique genre, (the sci-fi western), how and why did this combination appeal to you?


Funny story about how “TEK” came to be. Believe it or not, I’m actually NOT a big fan of westerns. Yes, there are obviously exceptions — the Sergio Leone films, Tarantino’s westerns, “True Grit” by the Cohen Brothers, etc. — but it’s still one of those genres that I always associate with the overly clean and overly romanticised John Wayne...

TEK – Italy’s First SCI-FI Western! Online Soon!


TEK, Italy’s first SCI-FI western, is coming soon! We are delighted to announce that Tek will FINALLY be available for streaming online on www.NutAlone.com on September 9th, 2019!
After 3 years of work and ups and downs, we couldn’t be more excited for you all to see it!
Set your calendars and get your popcorn ready, we can’t wait!

David Cinnella

DAVID CINNELLA is an Italian-American Film Director, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist, Editor, Cinematographer, and more.

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