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David Alvarado

David Alvarado

Documentary Film and Video

About

David Alvarado is a documentary filmmaker with a sharp interest in philosophy and science. Usually focusing on dark subjects to help explore deep questions, he shows that life is endlessly fascinating, and at times beautiful. Aiming to help bridge the gap between the arts and sciences, David hopes to develop his career as a documentary filmmaker popularizing discourse about reality of the natural world, and the discovery of our species’ healthy place within it.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

San Francisco Film Society Filmmaker Education Scholarship, 2010
Enersen Foundation Production Grant2010


Indelible Mark 

hd video

JUNE, 2010
VIDEO DURATION: 22:56 MIN.

Damage to the human brain can reveal deep insights into questions about ourselves and our personal identity. Three survivors of acute trauma to the brain undertake a journey of rehabilitation and self discovery.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Freshwave International Short Film Festival, Hong Kong, 2011
KINOKI Festival Internacional de Cine Universitario, 2011
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2011
Thin Line Film Festival, 2011
NextFrame, 2011

Simple Nature 

16mm color film

JUNE, 2009
VIDEO DURATION: 
7:52 MIN.

Framed within the history of physics, one physicist articulates a possible answer to a question once thought of as strictly philosophical. Framed within the history of physics, one physicist articulates a possible answer to a question once thought of as strictly philosophical. 

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Nauke Science Festival, 2011
Goethe-Institute Science Film Festival, 2010
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2010
Finalist, Festival de Film CineGlobe, 2010
Da Vinci Film Festival, 2010
Thin Line Film Fest, 2010 

Keith and Daniel

(originally titled: Come Away Sweetly)

hd video

Co-directed by Maria Fortiz-Morse
MARCH, 2009
VIDEO DURATION: 11:27 MIN.

An intimate portrait of a family in Iowa whose lives begin to change when their first son is diagnosed with a rare behavioral disorder.


Dark Light 

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 2008
VIDEO DURATION: 5:48 MIN.

An out-patient eating disorder program in Northern California uses drama with women who have eating disorders so that they may better understand themselves and express their plight.  The story is told by Carol Dietrich, a woman with a passion for the program.

 

Events

June 12, 2010

Free and Open to the Public

June 11, 2009

Free and open to the public

March 17, 2009

Free and open to the public

December 9, 2008

Free and open to the public