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

BEST Scene Screenplay Reading: Death Of A Revolutionary, by Marshall Ferrin

This is the story of Georges Danton leading up to his execution.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – DIANA FRANZ
Marat – 1 – GENE ABELA
St Just – 1 – THOMAS FOURMIER
Robespierre – 11 – SEAN BALLANTYNE

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

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

TV SPEC Screenplay Reading of Brooklyn 99: The Amnesiac

Jake and Rosa try to jog an old friend’s memory, while Terry can’t remember who’s birthday he’s organising, and Charles struggles with his confidence.

CAST LIST:

Rosa: Elle A
Doug Judy: Neil Bennet
Charles: Geoff Mays
Narrator: Val Cole
Jake: Jarrod Terrill
Holt/Terry: Ryan Singh
Amy: Bianca Alongi
Gina: Isabel Kruse

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Winning TV Spec Screenplay Reading: THE GOLDBERGS TV Show by Elizabeth Shum

Beverly uses a Caboodle to glamourize Barry into “Bowie”, who sings against Erica to win Lainey’s extra Guns N’ Roses ticket – becoming “The Labyrinth” muse Adam needs to remove his writer’s block.

CAST LIST:

Erica – 30 – KATELYN VARADI
Murray – 22 – PETER NELSON
Beverly – 70 – PAOLA SCATTOLON
Narration – Sean Ballantyne
Barry – 64 – NICK DOLAN
Adam – 43 – ADRIAN CARLOS CARTER
Lainey – 32 – KYANA TERESA

Submit your TV Show/Pilot via FilmFreeway:

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

TV Best Scene Screenplay of RUN! RUN! RUN! – THE LIVES OF ABBIE HOFFMAN BY MICHAEL J. SHAPIRO

LOG LINE: When ‘60s/‘70s cultural-political icon Abbie Hoffman punks Wall Street’s Stock Exchange, highjacks the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, saves Woodstock and “levitates” the Pentagon – he barely survives a brutal-secret U.S. government vendetta to annihilate him only to face his most dangerous and lethal adversary: HIMSELF!

CAST LIST:

Narration – KYANA TERESA
Johanna – KATELYN VARADI
Abbie – ADRIAN CARLOS CARTER

Submit your TV Show/Pilot via FilmFreeway:

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

TV Best Scene Reading of Pandora by Karen Matthews

Eight ago uniformed cop Matilda Hews investigated a domestic where jeweller and rare gem dealer Anthony Cassidy was murdered in his home, and his wife Hilary was convicted

CAST LIST:

Narration – Sydney Addison-Rudat
Maddy – Vanessa Burns
Jarrod – Luke Robinson

 

 

Submit your TV Show/Pilot via FilmFreeway:

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

HIGHLIGHTS: June 2018 Web Series Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: COOL GIRLS

BEST PERFORMANCES: COOL GIRLS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: COOL GIRLS

BEST MUSIC: LEGAL FOX

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterSOUNDS OF FREEDOM, 5min, USA, TV WEB SERIES/Drama

festival posterHEINOUS GIRLS, 5min., Canada, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy

festival posterCOOL GIRLS “HOW TO THROW A GIRLS NIGHT OUT”, 8min., Canada, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy

festival posterCROW’S PEAK, 4min., USA, TV WEB SERIES/Animation/Comedy

festival posterLEGAL FOX: A TASTE OF TRUMP, 3min., USA Drama/Comedy

festival posterOTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN, 5min., USA, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy

The theme of the June 2018 WEB SERIES FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto was “Invisible Obstacles”. Every single film was about characters needing to overcome conflicts that really didn’t exist..

Web Series are the now and future of media and film festivals. So I was very honored to show 6 of the best TV webisodes in the world today. The great thing about this festival is that there is more to come for the audience if they like. Simply put the titles of these shows into your google machine and you can watch many episodes of each.

This is what’s so cool about this particular festival. The night doesn’t end when the festival is over.

The first ever FEEDBACK Festival where the entire program was already on the web for people to watch before they entered the cinema. So this night was really about the audience feedback section and getting a nice promotional video for the filmmaking team who made these shows.

Great night all around. Many more Web Series Festivals to come.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

Web Series: OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN, 5min., USA, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy

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Margot Antler dreams of becoming a renown novelist with a three-book deal and a summer house in Ghent. Reality check: she’s a rookie second-grade teacher about to experience the insanity of parent/teacher conferences for the first time! In each episode, Ms. Antler finds herself across the table from adults behaving like children, and slowly comes to realize it’s not her students who have problems, it’s their parents. These are the worst parent / teacher conferences ever!

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Web Series: HEINOUS GIRLS, 5min., Canada, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy

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Two ladies join a gang to excuse their already erratic behaviour.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, web series, dark humour, women
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Winning TV Screenplays for March 2018

Watch readings of the winning screenplays performed by professional actors:

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay of the show TRANSPARENT
March 2018 Reading
by Marisaa Lessman
ACTORTV 1st Scene Screenplay – JAKOB’S COVE
March 2018 Reading
by Travis Darkow
ACTORTV 1st Scene Screenplay – TOUCH
March 2018 Reading
by Robert Cox
ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – WHAT THE HELL
March 2018 Reading
by Melissa Willis

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel
Camera Operator: Mary Cox