David Baugnon is an award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter, chosen as one of the International Screenwriters' Association Top 25 Writers to Watch in 2018. His feature screenplay TRIP was selected for the 2020 New York Stage and Film Filmmakers Workshop and finished in the Top 50 of the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.
His hour-long pilot, The Messiah Project, won the International Screenwriters' Association Fast Track Fellowship in 2015 and numerous awards, including Silver at the Page International Screenwriting Awards and Showtime's Tony Cox Television Pilot Competition at the Nantucket Film Festival.
His directing credits include the award-winning feature documentary Art in the Face of War (available on Amazon and iTunes) and the short documentary Matisyahu, which screened in more than 50 film festivals. David is a screenwriting consultant and previously taught screenwriting in New York for Pratt Institute and for Writers Boot Camp.For a list of loglines of available screenplays or a script consult, contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Their 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 to rent on Amazon.com, buy the DVD, and for 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.
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.
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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