As an astute film lover, director and producer, Lorena David
is inspired by diverse elements of her favorite films - from the clever angles and movement of Hong Kong actioners, to the characters and atmosphere of Mean Streets to feel-good movies like Rocky and the Karate Kid. It was no surprise that she jumped at the chance to direct Eastside, which incorporates all these elements. In late 1998, she embarked on Eastside on the heels of her recent successes directing the feature film Bravo and the short documentary A Friend Comes to Visit. Both films are making the festival circuit. Bravo premiered in March 1999 at the East Lansing (MI) Film Festival, and Friend appears at the forthcoming Los Angeles International Short Film Festival in Fall 1999.
David began her film and video career at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), where she supervised the production of four short films serving as President of UCSD's Hardcore Films. After relocating to Hollywood, she sharpened her skills through opportunities to line produce a feature (The Glass Chain) and a television pilot (Supermarket Sweep). As a co-founder of Kingsize Entertainment, Lorena served as a producer on several feature films (Plump Fiction, Single Action) and television series. Her editing credits are extensive. She has handled two short films (Two Wrongs and Cheeseball), six short videos for the Scratch N' Sniff Comedy Show (now playing at the Theater at The Improv) and a music video, I Live with a Cat. David's recently completed documentary, A Friend Comes To Visit, appeared at the 1999 No Dance multimedia/film festival in Park City this past January and will be screening at the 1999 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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