David B. Godin came up in the DIY school of production, and approaches his work with a visually striking, cinematic style that captures each subject with an honest, emotionally-engaged perspective. His docu-style, human-interest work blurs the lines between documentary and narrative filmmaking, focusing on the personal truths behind each character and story.
His debut narrative short, SEED, has screened across the United States.
The film, about a young latino boy yearning to explore the rural Pennsylvania countryside, picked up a “Best Sound Design” award at the 2012 FirstGlance Philadelphia Film Festival and was an official selection at the 2013 San Diego Latino Film Festival.
‘Seed’ Synopsis: Growing up under the threshold of domestic violence, Samuel, a 12 year-old urban Puerto Rican boy cares for his budding plant with an affection that he’s not used to receiving at home. Between his efforts of restoring order in his decaying household, he makes daily journeys to the local farmer’s market and library in an attempt to broaden his knowledge of the natural world. Along the way, he encounters a local farmer and son duo who he believes could become catalysts in aiding his dream to explore the local Pennsylvania countryside.
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After chance meetings with formidable commercial directors Andrew Becker (@Radical Media), Sean Fine (Rabbit Content), and working as a runner under Ed Burns (MacGuffin Films), David was encouraged to pursue the ad world with his own work.
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Under the guidance and mentorship of award-winning Australian director Husein Alicajic, (Photoplay/RAZR) David continues to produce a strong portfolio of work in his young career. Most recently, his branded spot, REEBOK-THE UGLY ONE, was shortlisted at the 2013 MOFILM Cannes Lions competition.
His music video work has been televised internationally. In 2012, his video for BBC’s “Sound of 2012” winner, Michael Kiwanuka, was named a finalist by Mr. Kiwanuka himself during a competition for his record, “Always Waiting.” Currently, his music video “Make The Change” for Japanese soul-music star, Nao Yoshioka, is airing on MTV Japan.
David, who is currently seeking commercial representation, is presently in development for his debut feature film, ‘TERRY’, about a Congolese refugee living in a small Pennsylvania town.
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