David E. Baugnon is a New York filmmaker and screenwriter. His hour long pilot, The Messiah Project, won the 2013 Showtime's Tony Cox Television Pilot (Hour Long) Competition at the Nantucket Film Festival, First Place in the 2013 Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition (short category) and the Silver Medal in the Television Drama category for the 2013 Page International Screenwriting Awards.
His directing credits include the feature documentary Art in the Face of War (Awards: Best Documentary at Lake Havasu Film Festival 2009; the Special Jury Prize at Newport Beach Film Festival, 2007; and the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Connecticut Film Festival, 2006), the short documentary Matisyahu (screened in more than 50 film festivals worldwide and winner of the Grand Prize at AOL Moviefone Short Film Festival, 2006), among others.
David is a screenwriting consultant and teaches screenwriting in New York (previously at Writers Boot Camp and at Pratt Institute). For a list of loglines of available screenplays or a script consult, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mission- Short Documentary. A group of pediatric cardiac experts from the nonprofit Heart Care International travel to El Salvador to save the lives of fourteen children. Directed by David Baugnon.
Art in the Face of War- Feature Documentary. Eight World War II artists/veterans recount their service experience and their use of art for journalism, as a tactical tool and to preserve their own sanity. Ttheir powerful imagery will enlighten, challenge, even amuse, showing that war is hell but that creativity can exist in the face of destruction. Directed by David Baugnon. Click here for Trailer, Press and screening & award history.
Matisyahu- Short Documentary. Matisyahu is a Hasidic Reggae/Beat Box/Rapper whose performances meld Jewish tradition with modern sounds, creating a new form of spiritual expression. This documentary follows Matisyahu as he performs in New York City and explains his conversion to Hasidism and his mission to ignite spirituality in others with his music. Directed by David Baugnon. Click here for Trailer, Press, Art Downloads and screening/award history.
White Bait- Short Documentary. Several generations of local families in Middletown, Rhode Island participate in a long-standing summer ritual of catching tiny fish called White Bait along the shore of Third Beach. Shot and directed by David Baugnon and Meg Rogers-Baugnon. Original Music by Richard Baugnon. Screened at the New Orleans Film Festival.
United Cerebral Palsy PSA- Give a Damn Films's UCP project mission was simple: to make the public aware that people with Cerebral Palsy are individuals who live ordinary lives despite their conditions. To that end, screenwriter David Baugnon crafted a campaign of three humorous spots that takes a twist on the traditional Public Service Announcement. With the playful narration by actress Laura San Giacomo, the project proves that humor can be just as powerful as drama.
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