David Scala

David Scala

Playwright & Director

David Scala (Playwright/Director) is a writer/director for the stage and screen. He has written and directed four short films that have screened and won top prizes at over 50 film festivals nationally and abroad, including the Palm Spring International ShortFest, Boston LGBT Film Festival, and Festival MIX Brasil. He was awarded Outstanding Emerging Talent as writer & director for his short film, “Grotto” (FilmOUT San Diego 2013). His feature screenplays have been finalists for the Sundance Sloan Screenwriting Lab (2016, 2018, 2019), Hamptons Film Festival Screenwriter’s Lab (2012), and the NYU/Sloan Feature Film Award (2010). He was also a finalist for the 2016 Jameson First Shot film competition hosted by Maggie Gyllenhaal. His newest short film “Engaged” starring Daniel K. Isaac and Ryan Jamaal Swain is currently in post-production and coming to the festival circuit in 2019. BFA: NYU Tisch. www.davidscala.com

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