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WRITER

Screenplay: UNDONE

Screenplay: ALPHABET PEACE

Screenplay: PLAYING THE RUSH

Screenplay: THE QUITTER

Current Screenplay: LIFE OF FILIPPO BRUNELLESCHI

Screenwriter : SHINNY, THE HOCKEY IN ALL OF US

Screenwriter/Story Editor: ODD KID OUT

Screenwriter : BRYAN ADAMS, BARE BONES

Screenwriter : THE TRAJICALLY HIP, FAMILY BAND

Screenwriter: RIPPER HOCKEY (five episodes)

Screenplay: Travellers Wasteland

Columnist for The Florentine, in Florence, Italy.

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Nationally published opinion pieces in The Globe and Mail, Canada’s National Newspaper.

WE NEED A NATIONAL SHINNY DAY
David Battistella: Special to the Globe and Mail

STICKING UP FOR SHINNY
David Battistella: Special to the Globe and Mail

Creative Cow Magazine

15 Published Articles onCreative Cow Website

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ACTOR Films & TV

CSI True Stories: Cold Blood Disturbed (TV)
Breakout (TV)
Forensic Factor (TV)
Ripperhockey Episode 1 (WEB)
Ripperhockey Episode 2 (WEB)
Impact (CORPERATE)
FreeCreditRepot.com (US NATIONAL COMMERCIAL)
Writers Block (SHORT FILM)
Undone (SHORT FILM)
Alphabet Peace (SHORT FILM)
Traveller's Wasteland (SHORT FILM)

PUBLIC SPEAKING

TED SALON, LONDON

TED X Firenze, Italy

Playback Innovations Forum
Alphabet Peace Live Events
Shinny (Public screenings)

SELECTED EDITING CREDITS

SHINNY: The Hockey in all of Us
77 min NFB*

INCREDIBLE MEDICAL MYSTERIES
60min TLC, Discovery, Health*

JIM CARRY
60 min CBC TV*

THE MOST DANGEROUS
ANIMAL IN CANDA
60 min Discovery Channel

TEAM SPIRIT : THE JORDIN AND TERRENCE TOOTOO STORY
60 min CTV*

THE SEXUAL CENTURY
60 min CBC, Channel 4 UK*

INCIDENT AT ROSWELL
60 min History Telelvision*

STRAIGHT ARROW
30 min History Televison

MARY PICKFORD: A LIFE
60 min CBC TV*

THE DANCING GAME
60 min NFB/CBC*

DECODING GIRL POWER
30 min CBC TV*

IF DINOSAURS COULD FLY
60 min Discovery Channel*

STRESS
30 min The Health Show, CBC TV

FLIGHTPATH: Beaver Fever
60 min Discovery Channel

FLIGHTPATH: Airships 2000
60 min Discovery Channel

FLIGHTPATH: Hurricane Hunters
60 min Discovery Channel*

THE UNOFFICIAL STORY
90 min CBC TV

THE HAMBLIN FAMILY
30 min CBC TV

FIELD OF GENES
60 min CBC TV

NEWSREELS TO NIGHTLY NEWS
60 min A&E/History US

AMERICANIZATION
90 min CBC TV

72 Hours
90 min CBC TV

FATHERS, SONS & HOCKEY
30 min CBC TV*

XANADU: Domestic Perfection
60 min CBC TV

*denotes award winning or nominated film

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My films are about memory and loss and how they relate to nostalgia. I am really curious about what gets triggered when we connect to the memories which make us feel warmest, the most loved and the most human.

The connection to our own mind fascinates me. I wonder why it has to be so private. Why people find it hard to share the deepest part of themselves which always seems to be the most beautiful.

I love film most because it resembles the dream of life. It is the chance to attempt to recreate the seamless integration of our thoughts, wonder and vision. Film is a powerful and beautiful part of being human and we relate to film because we each walk through our own movie.

We each fill the theatre of our mind with the dreams of childhood, of love and of life.

David Battistella
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From an interview with Gerry Flahive.

“I have moments of pure artistic drive where I literally have to make a film.”

Battistella describes that his passion for working across artistic disciplines was initially “strictly a survival mechanism”. He picked up his first job as a sound recordist and “developed through doing” everything from writing, directing, being on both sides of the camera and producing and directing.

As a professional media maker, actor and writer, working across disciplines for twenty years, doing client based and personal productions, he bristles at the fact that many people like to pigeon hole North American film makers. You are a "doc guy", a "feature guy", a "commercial guy". Battistella doesn't see it this way. He focuses on being a great storyteller -- for him, it’s about the ability to convey what matters.

from an Interview with Gerry Flahive, Canadian Writer/Producer

FILMS & OTHER WOrk

DAVID BATTISTELLA

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I am Director, Writer, Producer, Editor and Actor. I currently live in Firenze, Italy where I am writing a screenplay about the life of Filippo Brunelleschi and the building of the Cupola.

Recently, I was invited to speak about my passion for Florence and the life of Filippo Brunelleschi at two different TED events, the first in Italian in Florence Italy and recently in English in London, England.

In 2012, I completed a short bio pic about Florentine photographer George Tatge, the 26 minute film was presented in association with the Tuscan film Commission at the Odeon Cinema in Florence Italy to a large, interested audience.

In 2011, I made six films about artists and life in Firenze. My vimeo page has over a million loads since January 2011.

In 2010, I completed Bryan Adams: Bare Bones for the National Film Board of Canada and created the web series ripperhockey.com, a story that tracks Canada’s most overzealous beer league hockey player.

In 2002, my feature documentary, Shinny: The Hockey in All of Us, won the Banff Media Festivall Rockie Award.

I bring a multi-disciplinary approach to my work. I am a complete filmmaker with IMDB credits in several categories. I’m a cinematographer and a Gemini Award nominated film editor as well as an award winning filmmaker.

I contribute regularly to the film community. I’m the former chair of the Toronto Final Cut Pro user group. I am a longtime contributor to CreativeCow.net, the respected online resource for industry professionals.

I’m always willing to share knowledge and facilitate the creative and technical growth of film professionals worldwide.

I am always making a film. Always.

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  • Producing and Directing
  • Writing
  • Acting
  • EditinG
  • Cinematography

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