Director Biography: Yuval David (ONE ACTOR SHORT)

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Yuval David’s gift for bringing characters and complex narratives to life does not reside exclusively as an actor or host in front of the camera.

As a masterful storyteller and acclaimed filmmaker Yuval consistently creates compelling content, producing, directing, and writing narrative films, episodic series, and documentaries.

His work has earned him a plethora of awards and recognition. This includes Best Film, Best Direction, Best Experimental Film, Best Web Series, Best Special FX, and Best Sound Design, Audience Awards, Awards of Merit and Awards of Excellence. His original content, web series, feature and short films, and documentaries entertain, while also inspiring, empowering and captivating his audiences. This is seen across his digital series, such as ‘One Actor Short,’ ‘Better World,’‘Pranks of Kindness,’ “What Makes You Beautiful?” and “What Are You Good At?”, in addition to his short and feature films including “The BetaLoop” and “House of Fury.”

His groundbreaking work has been screened at and taken home dozens of awards from international film festivals, including The Big Apple Film Festival, NewFilmmakers Film Festival, NYC Independent Film Festival, Hollywood Just4Shorts Film Festival, Top Shorts Film Festival, Vegas CineFest International Film Festival, IndieFest, Accolade Global Film Festival, Best Shorts Film Festival, New York Lift-Off Film Festival, American Golden Picture Film Festival, European Cinematography Awards, Indie Short Fest, New York Film Awards, Independent Shorts Awards, Kosice International Film Festival, Prague International Film Festival, and Wallachia International Film Festival.

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Director Statement

Thank you for your consideration of “One Actor Short.”

“One Actor Short” is an episodic film series that can be screened as individual films or as an episodic series. See the links below.

As a filmmaker and content creator, my creative mantra is to “entertain, uplift, and inspire.” During this time of world crisis, it seems to be needed now more than ever.

As an independent filmmaker, I think outside the box and treat filming as an experiment. With “One Actor Short” parts 1, 2, and 3, I have created a unique concept. And, I hope that your festival can help share it with audiences.

It is daring approach to guerrilla filmmaking and storytelling, where I step into public areas with my film crew and invite random strangers on the streets to star in a short film, which I direct and produce. The entire process is filmed, blending narrative, documentary, experimental, episodic, unscripted, and reality genres.

It is a directorial and acting challenge, as I direct and act alongside random strangers who join in the film, all while directing the crew.

=> The links to my “One Actor Short” film series are seen below.
I am the creator, director, and producer of narrative and documentary films, and a dozen web-series. Collaboration and creating opportunities for others are important concepts throughout. I focus on sharing different perspectives of narratives and representing social issues.

As an actor and tv host, most of my work is on network television, film, and theatre.

You can see more on me at
YuvalDavid.com
YouTube.com/YuvalDavid
instagram.com/Yuval_David_
facebook.com/YuvalDavid

Short Film: ONE ACTOR SHORT Episode 3, 9min., Comedy/Webseries

 

Ab76e218a2 posterIn ‘One Actor Short 3,’ Yuval David Brings Unparalleled Filmmaking Format Inviting Complete Strangers to Star in Film on Streets of New York City.

New York’s acclaimed new unscripted digital series has returned. The uniquely unparalleled, experimental and groundbreaking new series by visionary actor, host, and filmmaker Yuval David, continues now with the release of ‘One Actor Short 3.’

In his bold and daring new approach to guerrilla filmmaking and storytelling, Yuval created the concept of stepping into public areas of New York City with his film crew and inviting random strangers on the streets to star in a short film, which he directs and produces. He treats it as a playful exploration, as he fuses reality, documentary, and narrative into one film.

The trailblazing experimental filmmaker starts the production day not knowing what the genre or even the storyline of the film will be. The film is conceptualized and created on the spot.

If he convinces each new individual to immediately play a role in his film, Yuval then directs the new cast member through guided improvisation to play their new role. Completely in the moment, Yuval weaves together a storyline that progresses through each scene, informing the overall plot of the entire film.

Much of what makes this radically innovative new format work is that Yuval believes in “creating a safe space for each individual to feel welcome to be authentically playful,” as Yuval states.

A viral and film festival sensation, ‘One Actor Short’ is back with its third episode. This one organically became a sports-film, focusing on the mental, emotional, and physical journey of what it takes to run a marathon, with Central Park serving as the lush and lively backdrop to the completely improvised story.

In ‘One Actor Short 3,’ which follows the series’ previous two episodes – a crime procedural and a romantic comedy – Yuval fearlessly directs his random cast of strangers, including a middle school principal, a woman from Serbia, a long-distance runner, a man from France, and other New Yorkers – all complete strangers — to play the roles of a coach, a dealer of performance-enhancing drugs, an athletic rival, and more, in the sports-themed film.

Much of the film surrounds how each member of the cast is able to support Yuval’s character into the mindset of competing in a marathon, by championing him, and talking him through his insecurities around quitting a prior marathon.

Following his real-life artistic mission “to entertain, uplift, and inspire,” Yuval embeds messages of positivity throughout ‘One Actor Short 3.’

“As long as I just keep moving forward, I think that’s what it’s all about,” his character says.

For more information on Yuval David, visit http://www.yuvaldavid.com, or his other channels at the following:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/YuvalDavid
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Yuval_David_
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YuvalDavid
Twitter: https://twitter.com/YuvalDavid
IMDb: https://IMDB.me/YuvalDavid

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Short Film: HOW DO THEY BONE?, 9min., Comedy/Webseries

 

78f7425fb2 posterYou’ve seen the movies, you’ve binged the series, you’ve read the books…but how do they bone?

Season 1 of HDTB boasts eight hilarious episodes [between 8 and 18 minutes] of Professional Fun Person and former sex worker Rachel Music and her invited guest. Together they decode the naughty underpinnings of our favorite fandom and answer questions nobody was asking.

Which James Bond has legendary stamina? What’s Thor’s safe word? Will Nintendo ever pop the question?

Part talk show, part sex education, all good (dirty) fun.

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1st Scene TV PILOT Screenplay Reading: Blue Violet, by Tyler Gooch

When the most popular band in the world passes away the manager must continue the band with replacements.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
KINGSTON (M): Geoff Mays
JOEL/TREVOR (M): Shawn Devlin
BRIAN/JASPER (M): Allan Michael Brunet

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

1st Scene Reading of TV Screenplay of BOB’S BURGERS “The Swiss Family Belcher”, by Carlos Greaves

Watch beginning of original screenplay of the hit TV show BOB’S BURGERS.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
LINDA (F): Hannah Ehman
BOB (M): Allan Michael Brunet
LOUISE/TINA (F) – Cassandra Guthrie
GENE/MR FISCHOEDER (M): Geoff Mays
TEDDY/MARVIN (M): Shawn Devlin

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

TV PILOT 1st Scene Screenplay: Mary’s Place, by David Bruinooge

When the longtime piano player of Mary’s Place, a gay NYC piano bar, unexpectedly dies on the job, four diverse twentysomething regulars, who are also Broadway wannabes, are tasked to find his replacement and do so in the most unlikely of people – a straight and struggling rock-and-roll musician whose gay father schooled him in the Broadway classics.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Allison Kampf
BUTCH/DRUNK CUSTUMER (M): Bill Poulin
IRWIN (M) Sean Ballantyne
HARPER (F): Victoria Urquhart
SAM (F): Kyana Teresa
NAOMI (F): Alicia Ryan

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

TV PILOT Best Scene Screenplay: KARA, by Nathan Allen

Kara Yunjoo Liebowitz is your average Jewish Korean-adoptee in Texas – effervescent, insecure, ravaged by adolescence, obsessed with Ezra Miller, and ashamed of the Korean heritage that sets her apart from her Jewish community. Kara finds her way to self-love and acceptance on the road to her Bat Mitzvah, accompanied by the memories of her beloved Orthodox Grandfather, Zeyde, and a newfound relationship with the last person in the world she wants to see – her birth mother.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
KARA (F): Cassandra Guthrie
JENNIFER (F): Victoria Urquhart
ADAM/SAMPSON (M): Shawn Devlin

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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