PRESS & REVIEWS:

“It is rare that you come across a piece in a festival that has you thinking you just discovered the next great American playwright, but you know it in an instant. David Scala’s Among the Furies, premiering at the New York Summerfest, brings one of those moments.” – The Times Square Chronicle

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At a relatively young age, David Scala has proven that he can write.“– Local Theatre NY

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Filmmaker David Scala’s Among the Furies Draws Him To The Stage At The Hudson Guild Theatre
– Interview with David Scala on Huffington Post

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AMONG THE FURIES Wins New York Summerfest Theater Festival – BroadwayWorld

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ATF Winner

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

REEL

PORTFOLIO

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

Comedy, Drama, Short Film

ABOUT

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David Scala is an award-winning playwright and filmmaker who received his BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Film Production. His four short films have screened and won top prizes at over 50 film festivals nationally and abroad, including the Palm Spring International ShortFest and Boston LGBT Film Festival. Mr. Scala was awarded Outstanding Emerging Talent as writer & director for his short film, Grotto (FilmOUT San Diego 2013).
As a screenwriter, he was 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 finalist for the 2016 Jameson First Shot film competition, hosted by Kevin Spacey and Maggie Gyllehnaal.
In 2017, Mr. Scala made his playwrighting and stage directing debut with his play AMONG THE FURIES, based off his own unproduced screenplay of the same name, at the New York Summerfest Theater Festival,. The play went on to win Best Play in the festival, as well as Best Actress and Best Set Design. Mr. Scala is currently developing multiple film and theatrical projects as both writer and director.

CONTACT

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