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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.”
David Cinnella

FILMS:​

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

WEBSERIES:

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

SHORT FILMS:​

  • Mia (2018); Director, Screenwriter, 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.

DOCUMENTARY:

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

ANIMATION:

  • Sabaton’s “THE LOSE BATTALION” storyboarded (2018); Director, Storyboard Artist, Editor.
  • “Doctor Who” Astronomy Animation (2012); Director, Screenwriter, Co-Animator, Co- Character Designer, Storyboard Artist, Voice Actor.

AWARDS:

  • Official selection of the “Timeline Film Festival” for his short film “Mia” (April 17th 2018)
  • Official selection of the “Festival Internazionale del Film Corto”, and broadcast twice on the “Rai Cinema” channel in Italy for his short film “Mia” (April 4th 2018)
  • Official selection of the “Corto Nero Noir Short FilmCompetition” for his short film “Mia” (March 24th 2018)
  • Won the “Best Costume” and “Best Visual Effects” awards, and was nominated for 6 other categories at the “Milan International Film Festival” for his film “TEK” (December 4th 2017).
  • Official selection at the “Silicon Valley International Film Festival” for his film “TEK” (November 30th 2017).
  • Official selection at the “Zed Film Festival” for his film “TEK” (October 8th 2017).
  • Official selection at the “Imaginarium Film Festival” for his film “TEK” (September 16th 2017).
  • Won the “Festigious International Film Festival” for the category of “Best Western” for his film “TEK” (September 5th 2017).
  • Semi-finalist at the “Sydney Indie Film Festival” for his film “TEK” (August 18th 2017).
  • Winner of the “Oniros Film Festival” For his film “TEK” (August 16th 2017).
  • 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).

David Cinnella

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

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email: davidcinnella91@gmail.com
Italian cell: +39 3281965324
US cell: +01 (310)-936-2042