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.
San Francisco Film Society Filmmaker Education Scholarship, 2010
Enersen Foundation Production Grant, 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.
16mm color film
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.
Co-directed by Maria Fortiz-Morse
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.
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.