David Japka

David Japka

Line producer, assistant director and production manager in Los Angeles, California

About David

I offer producer services to filmmakers:
* Preproduction -- script breakdown, budgeting, scheduling, location survey/scout, negotiating crew and equipment, contracts, deal memos, cast and crew lists - creative strategies, team building, casting, shot lists and script rewrites. Skilled in negotiating, able to read & interpret legal language.

* Production -- schedule and shot list execution, creative application, actor direction, V/O direction, crisis management, personnel, operations and location management, and innovative thinking

* Postproduction -- budget reconciliation and cash flow, postproduction supervision, guild reporting


Name: David Japka

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Line Producer, Assistant Director, Production Manager, Director and Producer

Unique traits: Planning ahead, anticipating the unexpected and going with the flow.

Awards

  • Producer Magazine – Top 100 Multimedia Producers of the Year
    (2000)

  • NY Film Festival juror
    (1999)

  • Telly Award
    (1999)

  • Brandon Hall of Fame Award
    (1999)

  • New Media Invision Award
    (1998)

  • Sterling Who's Who in America
    (1994)

  • Houston International Film Festival Award

  • New Jersey ITVA Award

  • US Film and Video Festival Award

  • Chicago Film Festival Award

  • Penny Award

Projects

  • Crossed the Line

    Crossed the Line (2014)
    Film (Action, Crime and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Blast Vegas

    Blast Vegas (2013)
    TV Movie (Action, Adventure and Thriller) Producer Fraternity brothers head to Las Vegas for spring break. One of them steals the sword of Thutmose III from a hotel. But they have unleashed an ancient curse, and a sand storm that slowly moves down the strip, destroying famed hotels. Seeing the massive destruction, they find out about the legend of the sword and try to stop the storm. They must find a sacred urn, the largest piece of pure gold, and the Dark Messenger. They race against time to find the items before Vegas is wiped off the map. Written by egoandyou (Marvin Kistler)

  • Dose of Reality

    Dose of Reality (2013)
    Film (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew 2AM, closing time: A cocky bar manager with a shady past and a young handsome bartender discover a beautiful woman bloodied and unconscious in the bathroom of a late night lounge. When she awakens, Tony, Matt and the mysterious Rose are plunged into a stirring evening of dangerous role playing in an ever-escalating game of cat and mouse that forces them to face the dark shadows of themselves. As we begin to piece together the elaborate puzzle, nothing is what it seems. However, one thing is for certain: this Rose is full of thorns. Written by Anonymous

  • Rock Jocks

    Rock Jocks (2012)
    Film (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Producer A group of dysfunctional government employees find themselves responsible for shooting down asteroids that are headed for earth.

  • Home Invasion

    Home Invasion (2012)
    TV Movie (Thriller) Producer After a woman kills a home invasion robber in self-defense, his vengeful girlfriend befriends her at a crime victim support group and sets about trying to destroy her life.

  • Walking the Halls

    Walking the Halls (2012)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Although 17-year-old Casey Benson is the new girl in town, she is quickly befriended by a group of cheerleaders at her school. But when her attitude and behavior begins to change, her mother, Holly begins to question her whereabouts. She soon finds out that Casey is doing more than cheering - she is spending her evenings on dates with wealthy older men. Written by Anonymous

  • Chasing Happiness

    Chasing Happiness (2012)
    Film (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Three sisters, a Madame, Guru and Poker Junky, desperately trying not to fall victim to their own cons, are joined by Raphael who is hell bent that the whole world revolves around his phallus, in a hilarious search for true contentment. A fun filled spoof on happiness, the Movie will shock and awe. Written by Anonymous

  • Wedding Day

    Wedding Day (2012)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director This thriller from directors Dale Fabrigar and André Gordon concerns two couples who decide to marry on the same day - readily anticipating the most joyous event of their young lives. All hell breaks loose, however, when three men - including a minister, a drug addict and a jealous brother - unleash violence on the ceremonies. Written by Jiilo_Kim

  • Montana Amazon

    Montana Amazon (2012)
    Film (Adventure, Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew The Dunderheads are an eccentric Montana family who've been in the mountains for far too long. Now one step ahead of the law, matriarch Grandma Ira flees to Canada with her two wildly dysfunctional teenage grand kids, across the American West into a comic collision with the mainstream world. Montana Amazon is a both funny and poignant fable on the nature of the human family. Written by DG Brock

  • The Truth About Angels

    The Truth About Angels (2011)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Producer An ordinary guy escapes his turbulent home life when he is invited to an exclusive Hollywood party by his movie star friend, only to discover that there's more to the glamorous world than meets the eye.

  • Locked Away

    Locked Away (2010)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Producer When high school senior Taylin and her boyfriend Kevin tell Taylin's mother Sasha they're pregnant, Sasha wants Taylin to give the baby up for adoption. Confused and frustrated, Taylin decides to seek the advice of pregnancy counselor Chloe. What Taylin doesn't know is that Chloe has wanted a baby for quite some time and unable to have one of her own, is willing to do the unthinkable to take the one Taylin is carrying... Written by Anonymous

  • Magic Man

    Magic Man (2010)
    Film (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do the dark windows into Tatiana's past.

  • Protection

    Protection (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Sonny is bounty hunter comfortable in his bachelor ways. Unexpectedly his ex-wife delivers their preteen daughter for an extended visit. Just as they rebuild the father/daughter bond, Sonny gets a phone call from his boss. He must leave that evening for a job. Frustrated and annoyed, Johanna sulks while texting and watching TV. During that assignment, the bounty hunter encounters a lonely six-year-old girl. After spending some time waiting for the girl's father to return home, Sonny realizes that he's missed his own daughter's childhood. Written by David Japka

  • Accused at 17

    Accused at 17 (2009)
    Film (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Producer An innocent teenage prank plunges three high school girls into a world of chaos after the target of their torment turns up dead, and the police seek the evidence needed to charge them with murder. Bianca is furious. Her boyfriend has been going out with Dory behind her back, and now it's time to make the other girl pay. With the help of her best friends Fallyn and Sarah, Bianca lures Dory far from home, and abandons her in the middle of nowhere. Soon thereafter, the local police discover Dory's body on the outskirts of town, and race to catch her killer. When the time comes for someone to take the fall, growing tensions between the three girls lead to a cover-up that quickly turns deadly. Written by Anonymous

  • The Twenty

    The Twenty (2009)
    Film (Drama, Mystery and Romance) Producer Carty Fox has struggled with his drinking and the blackouts that attend it for as long as he can remember. But now, having jumped into the sober world one more time, he attempts to find a tiny handhold with which he can pull himself out of the gloom and into a more normal life. But what does that normal life look like? And how does he learn to live in it with his new son and discouraged wife? For Carty, the answer arrives in the form of a message written on a twenty-dollar bill. A message which, much to the chagrin of his family and friends, begins to intrigue him, to take hold of him, and finally drag him into an obsession. An obsession that leads him on a journey into a Lynchian landscape of shame, rage, and pain. A journey that forces him to reflect on his own life and, perhaps, to catch sight of the shadowy person he has imprisoned for all these years in his drunken state of mind. But will the experience of looking at the man in the mirror set him free or send him over the edge ... Written by Walter Spring

  • Babysitters Beware

    Babysitters Beware (2009)
    Film (Comedy and Family) Miscellaneous Crew Don't mess with these kids

  • Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood!

    Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood! (2008)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Horror and Sci-Fi) Producer In the wake of a solar flare of unusual properties, a mismatched group of inner-city survivors must put aside their animosity to escape a Los Angeles now free of gang-bangers, but infested instead with blood-sucking zombies.

  • Maro

    Maro (2008)
    Film (Short and Fantasy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Mr. Vinegar and the Curse

    Mr. Vinegar and the Curse (2008)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director On his way to a dental appointment, Mr. Vinegar spurns the hand of a good Samaritan, with disastrous results.

  • Until Tomorrow

    Until Tomorrow (2008)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director Until Tomorrow is a light-hearted dialogue about a man living with a terminal brain tumor.

  • The Greatest Show Ever

    The Greatest Show Ever (2007)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Operation: Cupcake

    Operation: Cupcake (2006)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Housewife Linda is a dedicated supporter of the troops in Iraq. Her foundation, Operation: Cupcake, sends customized cupcakes to the US soldiers on their birthdays. Fueled by her idealism, Linda turns her own family's world upside down when she invites the Mother and Sister of a young Soldier to move into the house. But Linda's own fragile reality is shattered when she's shown the true face of the war. Written by Jessica Hundley

  • Moscow Heat

    Moscow Heat (2004)
    Film (Action and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A retired Diplomat and an NYPD Detective seeking justice, pursue a psychotic murderer to Moscow. When the Detective is wounded and the Diplomat is arrested, they are assigned to be deported by a Russian Police Captain, who becomes an unlikely accomplice in exacting their revenge on an international black market nuclear arms dealer. Written by Robert Madrid

Education

  • Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)

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David's network

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