BIO

David Bertran is a screenwriter and award-winning film director based out of Barcelona and Los Angeles.

He has been selected at the Cannes Short Film Corner twice and his five last short films have consistently received accolades worldwide. Coming to Terms won 3rd Prize, amongst 2,542 films, at the Spanish Academy Awards Goya®-qualifier festival of Torrelavega, Spain. Altogether, Coming to Terms has won 45 Awards and has been officially selected in 103 film festivals, four of which are Spanish Academy Awards Goya®-qualifiers.

David's favorite genre is drama and his stories are often close to his European sensibilities. He relies on story to convey a strong message and stir up conversation on important topics, such as religion or a child's education, in the case of his short film Coming to Terms. 

David's directing style revolves around the world renowned Travis Technique, as taught by Mark W. Travis himself, which focuses on directing characters (not actors), in order to create authentic, organic performances that are deeply felt by audiences. 

David is in the development stage of his first feature film; a sports drama based on his own experiences as a teenaged tennis full-timer at the top tennis academy in the world.

He holds an MFA in Filmmaking, a Dual Degree MBA / Master of Intl. Management, from Case Western Reserve University and Thunderbird, respectively, and a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy. Still an avid tennis player, David has also completed two NYC marathons and two NYC triathlons. He is a fast typer, never misses a F.C. Barcelona game, and fluently speaks three languages.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

Writer - Director - Producer

- Synapse, 12 min, Thriller, HD (2016) - 5 Awards & 6 Official Selections

Coming to Terms, 12 min, Drama, HD (2015) - 43 Awards & 103 Official Selections

Blue Sorrow, 13 min, Drama, HD (2014) - 5 Official Selections

A Manly Craft, 3 min, Comedy, HD (2013) - 1 Official Selection

Athymia, 5 min, Sci Fi, HD (2013) - 1 Official Selection

Snapshot, 3 min, Sci Fi, HD (2013) 

The Hustler, 7 min, Drama, HD (2013) 

Producer

Zugzwang, 9 min, Comedy, HD (2014) - 30 Awards & 200 Official Selections

Cinematographer

Can't help falling in love, 5 min, Music, 16 mm (2014)

Wild, 2 min, Comedy, 16 mm (2014)

Heatman, 6 min, Comedy, HD (2012) - 1 Award

Bloom, 2 min, Drama, 16 mm (2012)

Far Gone, 3 min, Drama, 16 mm (2012)

Editor

- Zugzwang, 9 min, Comedy, HD (2014) - 30 Awards & 200 Official Selections

Blue Sorrow, 13 min, Drama, HD (2014) - 5 Official Selections

A Manly Craft, 3 min, Comedy, HD (2013) - 1 Official Selection

Athymia, 5 min, Sci Fi, HD (2013) - 1 Official Selection

Snapshot, 3 min, Sci Fi, HD (2013) 

Assistant Director

- The Hole, 8 min, Thriller, HD (2015)

The Smart Proxy, 12 min, Romance, HD (2014)

Traces from the Past, 10 min, Drama, HD (2014)

Jasmine, 10 min, Sci Fi, HD (2013)

King Eternal, 15 min, Comedy / Drama, HD (2013) - 5 Awards & 5 Official Selections

Soar like a Wave, 9 min, Drama, HD (2013) - 1 Award & 2 Official Selections