Bug Davidson

Bug Davidson

Director in Austin, Texas

About Bug

Bug Davidson is a motion image artist, film director, and curator from Austin, Texas. Their most recent film, Nothing Like Ivanhoe, premiered in a retrospective sponsored by Polari Festival’s filmmaker assistance program. Davidson received the Puffin Foundation Grant to continue their ongoing cine-based performance work Buffalo: Rule of Three this fall. Bug has curated programs for MixNYC, Boston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and Homoscope Film and Arts Festival.

Name: Bug Davidson

Lives in: Austin, Texas

Occupation: Director


  • Martindale

    Martindale (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director Martindale is a collaborative work between Two Left Feet dance company and filmmaker Bug Davidson.

  • Nothing Like Ivanhoe

    Nothing Like Ivanhoe (2013)
    Film (Short and Music) Director Nothing like Ivanhoe is a short experimental film that seeks to describe the mechanics of modern film making technique. Investigating sound, music and visual collaboration in what we, the contemporary audience, take for granted as a talking picture. Scoring live from within the frame two composers affect the action onscreen. A cause-effect reversal of recognition evolves from music driving the action at the point of audition. This can imply a new reality or perverted relationship between sound and picture. A historical question of classification regarding melodies and motifs from within the cinema is asked of the audience, all while following queer individuals in their habitat on Austin's east side. Written by Anonymous

  • Valencia: The Movie/S

    Valencia: The Movie/S (2013)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Director Valencia is a collaboration between a national community of queer filmmakers to adapt the underground classic memoir into a kaleidoscopic vision of San Francisco's Mission District in the early 90s during the rise of a punk lesbian diaspora told through the experiences of Michelle, a single rootless twenty-something searching for sex and love, drugs and adventure. Written by Anonymous

  • Big Bright Future

    Big Bright Future (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Director Add a Plot »

  • DMT: The Spirit Molecule

    DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew The Spirit Molecule investigates dimethyltryptamine (DMT), an endogenous psychoactive compound, which exists in humans and numerous species of plants and animals. The documentary traces Dr. Rick Strassman's government-sanctioned, human DMT research and its many trials, tribulations, and inconceivable realizations. A closer examination of DMT's effects through the lens of two traditionally opposed concepts, science and spirituality, The Spirit Molecule explores the connections between cutting-edge neuroscience, quantum physics, and human spirituality. Strassman's research, and the experiences of the human test subjects before, during, and after the intense clinical trials, raises many intriguing questions. A variety of experts voice their unique thoughts and experiences with DMT within their respective fields. As Strassman's story unfolds, the contributors weigh in on his remarkable theories, including the synthesis of DMT in our brain's pineal gland, its link to near-death & ... Written by Mitch Schultz

  • Maggots and Men

    Maggots and Men (2009)
    Film (Biography) Camera and Electrical Department A utopian re-visioning of the Kronstadt Uprising of 1921, featuring film history's first cast of over 100 transgender actors, paints a portrait of formerly pro-Soviet sailors at the Kronstadt naval garrison who rebelled against the perceived failures of the new Bolshevik state. Written by Anonymous

  • The September Issue

    The September Issue (2009)
    Film (Documentary) Transportation department The September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine weighed nearly five pounds, and was the single largest issue of a magazine ever published. With unprecedented access, this film tells the story of legendary Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and her larger-than-life team of editors creating the issue and ruling the world of fashion. Written by Anonymous

  • Karma Calling

    Karma Calling (2009)
    Film (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director What happens when a bunch of hapless Hindus from Hoboken get mixed up with an underworld don with connections to an Indian call center? And what happens when a good Jersey girl falls for a smooth operator thousands of miles away? For one thing, the phone keeps ringing. Written by Anonymous

  • Killer at Large

    Killer at Large (2008)
    Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department An overview of the politics, social effects and problems associated with the rising epidemic of American obesity.

  • The Sno Cone Stand Inc

    The Sno Cone Stand Inc (2008)
    Film (Comedy) Art department The Sno Cone Stand is a light-hearted Austin Original Comedy about three twenty-something stock broker trainees who hate their jobs and their self-absorbed boss at Miller-Stinch Financial. They will try just about anything, including selling snow cones, "to climb their way down the corporate ladder." Sonny Mctard, the lovable loser with salesman syndrome, and grand ideas for Starbucks-like success, ignores the good advice of his logical friend, Juan Sanchez Hernandez Martinez, and convinces his womanizing jock friend, Tony Romper, to join him in what turns out to be a hilarious summer adventure of non-stop travesties, leading them to find friendship and success on their own terms. Written by Anonymous

  • The Terrorist She Freaks of Texas

    The Terrorist She Freaks of Texas (2007)
    Film (Short, Crime and Sci-Fi) Director Post-millennial America was supposed to be a futuristic utopia marked by progress and optimism. Who could've known that a group of crazed reactionaries would take over the United States government and turn the nation into a hellish police state? After detaining immigrants, silencing journalists, and demonizing intellectuals, the leaders of the New America decide that they need a New Enemy to distract the restless citizenry... THE QUEERS! When the new leaders discover that most Americans are willing to deny human rights to sexual minorities, the government whips the nation into a frenzy of hatred towards gays and transsexuals -- a frenzy that culminates in the mass extermination of THE GAY MENACE! Yet the new leaders make one fatal mistake: after rounding up the majority of American gay males, they assume that queer females will surrender without a fight. But the New Government quickly comes to realize that even the U.S. Army is no match for the loveably wacky militant dykes and ... Written by Holly M. Lewis

  • Miggy n Lil

    Miggy n Lil (2006)
    Film (Short, Crime and Romance) Director Miggy N Lil is a delightful coming of age story set on the lonely highways of southwest TX. It deals with the timeless issues of youthful angst, unbridled passion, and the high hopes of tender new beginnings. Miggy N Lil is a film about the greatest love of all - the love between two petty hustlers. Written by Holly M. Lewis

  • With You!

    With You! (2006)
    Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department With You! is a documentary that follows New York's first gay rugby team, The Gotham Knights RFC, as it strive to gain points and respect against the established old time straight rugby clubs. It is the story of how a group of gay men from all walks of life come together and face their personal challenges to become a family of athletes. Written by Anonymous

  • Slam Planet

    Slam Planet (2006)
    Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department Rival poets from Austin, Texas and New York City prepare for the 2004 National Poetry Slam in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • La Chiva

    La Chiva (2006)
    Film (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A poor Mexican girl loses her one dress when the goat her family desperately needs for milk eats it and learns a hard lesson about survival.


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