NEWS & UPDATES

2016

  • Developing a music video project with singer/songwriter Sarah McGowan
  • Directed closed NYC reading of TV pilot, PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, featuring Gavin Lodge, Wayne Wilcox, and Tony Award-winner Faith Prince
  • FINALIST, Sundance Sloan Screenwriter’s Lab
  • FINALIST, Jameson First Shot Film Competition

 

2015

 

2013 + 2014

  •  Wrote, directed, and produced narrative short, GROTTO
    • WINNER, Outstanding Emerging Talent, FilmOUT San Diego: Writer/Director Dave Scala
    • Accepted into 35+ film festivals nationally and abroad, including the Palm Springs International ShortFest

 

2012

  • One feature screenplay was a Finalist for the Hamptons International Screenwriters Lab
  • Wrote, directed, and produced narrative short, I DON’T KNOW, ALASKA!
    • WINNER, Best Musical Film, International Family Film Festival
    • WINNER, Best Musical Short, Illinois International Film Festival
    • WINNER, Best Leading Actress in a Short, Rachel McKeon, Downbeach Film Festival
    • WINNER, Best Sound Design of a Short, Action on Film International Film Festival
    • NOMINEE, Best Musical Film, Action on Film International Film Festival
    • CLOSING FILM, Princeton Student Film + Video Festival

 

2010

  • One feature screenplay was a Finalist for the NYU/Sloan Feature Film Award
  • Wrote, directed, and produced narrative short, THE SANDMAN
    • WINNER, Best Achievement in Cinematography, New Visions and Voices Festival, NYC
    • NOMINEE, Best Short Film, Director’s Circle Festival of Shorts, 2010
    • FINALIST, National Undergraduate Film Festival

PORTFOLIO

  • All
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Family
  • Music
  • Short Film
  • Social Issue
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Grotto

Comedy, Drama, Short Film
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Contender

Drama, Family, Short Film, Social Issue

REEL

BIOGRAPHY

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David Scala is a New York-based writer and director for the screen and stage, who received his BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. His short films have screened and won top prizes over 50 festivals nationally and abroad, including the Palm Spring International ShortFest, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Boston LGBT Film Festival, and Festival MIX Brasil. As a writer, his feature screenplays have been a Finalist for the Sundance Sloan Screenwriting Lab, Hamptons Film Festival Screenwriter's Lab and the NYU/Sloan Feature Film Award. He was also a top finalist for the 2016 Jameson First Shot film competition, hosted by Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey and Academy Award-nominee Maggie Gyllehnaal. Born and raised in the farmlands of New Jersey, Mr. Scala is currently based out of Manhattan.

CONTACT

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Email: ds [@] davidscala [.] com