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© David Licata
 

David  Licata wrote and directed  8½ x 11 and Tango Octogenario, two award-winning short films. They have screened around the world at top tier film festivals, including New Directors/New Films (presented by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center), the Tribeca Film Festival and dozens more. 8½ x 11 can be seen on IFILM, where it has been seen by more than 25,000 viewers. It is also out on DVD, accompanying the feature film Temporary Girl, and can be purchased at Target, Best Buy and Amazon.com, or rented from NetFlix.

Mr. Licata is the proud author of numerous feature screenplays, predominantly quirky, bitter-sweet comedies. They have been said to have thematic and stylistic similarities to such films as Rushmore, Moonstruck, All About My Mother, High Fidelity, American Beauty, and Hairspray. His most recent screenplays are A Floating Life and Girls Will Be Boys, the latter a romp-o-rific modernization of Shakespeare's 12th Night that he guarantees is more entertaining than She's the Man.

He has written for SportsFigures (ESPN), a television series that explores a variety of math and physics concepts in the world of sports and uses well-known athletes to help explain the relationships.

He is very proud to have been Second Unit Director of Photography on Roland Tec's We Pedal Uphill: Stories from the States. One of the more mindblowing experiences of his life was shooting an interview Mr. Tec conducted with David Hockney for "The Larry Stanton Project," a documentary in production.

Not adverse to print, Mr. Licata contributed 683 movie reviews for The Blockbuster Video Guide to Movies and Videos, and 140 movie reviews and 13 essays on film genres for
Seen That, Now What?

Mr. Licata has been awarded grants from the New York State Council on the Arts  and Dance Films Associations and was an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Jentel Artist Residency, Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain), and Centrum Arts and Creative Education.

 

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