NEWS & UPDATES

2017

 

2016

 

2015

 

2013 + 2014

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

 

2012

  • Feature screenplay was a Finalist for the Hamptons International Screenwriters Lab
  • Writer, director, and lyricist for musical-comedy short film, 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

  • Graduated NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Film Directing & Screenwriting
  • Feature screenplay was a Finalist for the NYU/Sloan Feature Film Award
  • Wrote, directed & 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

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PORTFOLIO

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  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Short Film
  • Theater
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Grotto

Comedy, Drama, Short Film

ABOUT

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David Scala is a writer & director for the stage and screen, who received his BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His short films have screened and won top prizes at 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.
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 based out of Manhattan and developing his first feature film.

CONTACT

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