David Molino

David Molino

DNA Film

Screenwriter, producer and director in Laguna Beach, California

About David

David Molino started his career in Burbank California as an offline/online editor cutting music videos at the heyday and birth of MTV. It was the days of Grass Valley, CMX & Convergence for those who remember. He went on to become one of the first to operate the AVID Media Composer, AVID Film Composer, Media 100, Ediflex and a host of others. A new industry was born and he was on the cusp of a new generation of post production. There were no classes, everything that was learned happened in the field, the hands on grind of the day to day pressures of Hollywood deadlines, with a new technology.

After years of faithful service, Molino went into the film sector as a film editor, editing on AVID’s Film Composer and matching back to negative using keycode and edge numbers. From there graduating to Post Production Supervisor, overseeing the workflow of nonlinear post production, to the final delivery of a 35mm printmaster.

Engineering played a major role in his career advancement, there were few could assemble and disassemble a workstation, troubleshoot and problem solve system failures of very complex media servers, deploy and integrate Pro Tools software and hardware, lock to 24 or 23.98 frame playback, administer system configurations related to very complex video playback engines, while under the pressure of daily deadlines. He was the one to call with real answers and solutions.

South Florida became his new home, with it limited opportunities for a person of his vast experience in film and television. Working as an engineer at EUE Screen Gems and Editor/Engineer at international ViaCom in Miami, allows him to remain plugged in to the industry as a industry professional. He has finally started his journey as a Writer, Producer, Director.

Molino set his sights on storytelling, his true passion is the art of doing, and doing is what he has done for the last five years. With four films under his belt and two more in production, a few awards, one can say for sure that he is determined to make his mark.

Molino always find a platform to raise awareness and incorporates it into his storyline. You are sure to get the message intended cleverly executed.
A technical geek gone creative.


Name: David Molino

Lives in: Laguna Beach, California

Company: DNA Film

Occupation: Screenwriter, Producer, Director and Editor

Unique traits: Musician, Certified Scuba Diver, Photographer, Videographer and Cinematographer. Loving Husband and Father... Passionate, driven & centered around egolessness.

Credits

  • Drugs, Booze & Woes

    Drugs, Booze & Woes (2015 - 2016)
    Film (short) by DNA Film (Drama and Short) Writer/Producer/Director For Amy, getting out of hell won’t be easy, since she’s already reached rock bottom. For her lover Davey, he’s just living large, painfully paying servitude to a Transgender Sugar-Mama. As we learn more about their pasts we realize how much they need each other in order to have a future; A South Beach Love story! This is an awkward journey into the world of addiction, and deceitful intentions. DRUGS, BOOZE & WOES – The Latest film by David Molino Warning: Strong Language - Copyright © 2017 DNA Film/David Molino

  • Waking Up Dead

    Waking Up Dead (2014)
    Film (short) by David Molino (Drama and Thriller) Editor, Producer, Director, Writer A short film starring Alan Myles Heyman, Marilyn Carlisle & Ephram Sims. Heyman plays two very disturbing roles in this short film, and he offer's an amazing portrayal a psychologically dysfunctional elderly man. We find purpose in his quest, and resolution in his journey, to come full circle to a very important social issue. Crafted to raise awareness, yet entertaining and a thought provoking story-line. This film hits home to a cause worth mentioning. Writer, Producer, Director, David Molino showcases his most recent work at the BEST SHORTS international film festival. Winning an award of merit, and recognition amongst his peers. Written by Anonymous

  • Undeserving Grace

    Undeserving Grace (2014)
    Film (short) by Dennis Delemar (Drama) Editor An abusive relationship and unanswerable questions have lead Tamia Lane to the point of disintegrated. She believes her only hope is in death, and not even her daughter can invigorate her. Only unconscious can she flee from her current circumstances, and even then she still looks back. Pushed to the brink of her existence, Tamia has to decide whether reality is stronger than inception, and the future greater than the past. In a blink of an eye, she receives her wish to end it all, but when she awakes from her slumber one thing is clear... all questions have answers. Written by On The Way Pictures(TM)

  • Playin' for Love

    Playin' for Love (2013)
    Film by Robert Townsend (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew A high school basketball coach tries to turn his team around.

  • Infidel

    Infidel (2012)
    Film (short) by George Monteiro (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department An armed terrorist enters a quiet church on a Sunday morning and opens fire. "Anyone who is not a Christian is free to leave." he says, "You have exactly one minute." After a stampede for the door several people remain in their pews. Are they deaf? Are they crazy or is their faith really worth more to them than their lives? Written by George Monteiro

  • Hidden Agendas

    Hidden Agendas (2011)
    Film (short) by Quinton Mack (Action, Crime and Drama) Editor, Sound department From up and coming director Quinton Mack, Hidden Agendas, a edgy fast paced short film about a self made successful business man Derrick Emily. His rise to the top of South Florida business elite is not met with suspicion and unfortunate intrigue that seems to follow Derrick wherever he goes. His life is turned upside down when a business deal goes horribly wrong; the mysterious murder of his lawyer and the questionable merger with a international tycoon comes under suspicion of local and federal law enforcement. Hidden Agendas takes you on a journey of murder, lies, deceit, adultery, jealously and corruption that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Written by Anonymous

  • Alien Secrets

    Alien Secrets (2006)
    Video by Joseph John Barmettler (Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department, Producer, Editorial department They're here and living among us! Filmmaker J.J. Barmettler and controversial UFO Investigator Brandon Scott have captured the UFO subculture from the inside out working 43 artists, 23 abduction victims, 30 experts and 200 eye witnesses who have all had experiences in the chilling UFO Alien phenomenon. Their discovery shows that there is a hidden generation of alien/human hybrids living among us. In the process of the investigation a female hybrid speaks out to the public for the first time ever caught on film. This "hybrid" narrative/documentary film weaves story and fact in an epic portrayal of one man's fight for free will and his drive to save humanity. Written by John Larrabee

  • Scuba Diver Dreams

    Scuba Diver Dreams (2006)
    Documentary by David Molino (Documentary and Drama) Producer, Director, Writer Timmy has CDLS. Timmy's dream was to become a Scuba Diver. This is how he inspired others, with the same disability, to scuba dive.

  • Fate

    Fate (2003)
    Film by Ace Cruz (Drama and Thriller) Editor Serial killers have plagued the American landscape for decades, committing gruesome atrocities, and providing some tough cases for criminal investigators to crack. This thriller follows the travels of two detectives who are on the trail of a bizarre murderer intent on slaughtering his victims, then using them as real-life puppets in a tale that he is trying to tell. The plot holds a key to the whereabouts of the monstrous deviant, but the detectives have to unravel it quickly before more unsuspecting citizens become theater fodder for the unhinged madman. Written by remingtonsteele

  • Welcome to America

    Welcome to America (2002)
    Film by John Sjogren Editor A gang of Estonian bank robbers in Los Angeles.

  • Psychotic

    Psychotic (2002)
    Film by Ace Cruz Editor

  • The Big Fall

    The Big Fall (1997)
    Video by C. Thomas Howell (Drama) Editor L.A. private detective is hired to investigate the disappearance of an alluring woman's brother. Surrounded by double-crossing deals and dangerous relation, Rybeck will have to plunge headfirst into his deadliest case ever.

  • Little Bigfoot

    Little Bigfoot (1997)
    Film by Art Camacho (Family) Editor Young Payton Shoemaker and his sister are the only ones who can save Little Bigfoot and his family from the ruthless logging company that sets out to eliminate them.

  • Squanderers

    Squanderers (1996)
    Film by John Sjogren (Action) Editor A security guard using video surveillance to watch a parking lot sees a man stash a suitcase in a car immediately before he is apprehended by the police. After everyone is gone, the guard gets the bag from the car and discovers it has $300,000 in it. He and his pals then set off on a spending spree. Of course, the bag belongs to mobsters who soon come after the men who stole their bag. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • The Elastic Zenith

    The Elastic Zenith (1996)
    Film by J.J. Barmettler (Documentary) Editor A rumination on the nature of the universe and the metaphysical questions about human existence that have plagued our species for thousands of years, THE ELASTIC ZENITH is a philosophical treatise disguised as a road movie. It follows the experiences of two pregnant woman who are unsure about their futures as the seek advice from a 96-year-old Hopi Indian and a band of spiritual adventurers and contemplate and explore the mysteries of the paranormal. An engaging film and a thought provoking essay on the mysteries of the universe, THE ELASTIC ZENITH is a truly mind expanding trip. Written by Anonymous

  • Hype!

    Hype! (1996)
    Film by Doug Pray (Documentary, History and Music) Miscellaneous Crew The world of grunge. This documentary examines the Seattle scene as it became the focus of a merging of punk rock, heavy metal, and innovation. Building from the grass roots, self-promoted and self-recorded until break-out success of bands like Nirvana brought the record industry to the Pacific Northwest, a phenomenon was born. More than just an examination of the music, this is a look at how this artistic movement became a societal and fashion trend with a major effect on American culture. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

  • Disturbing the Peace

    Disturbing the Peace (1996)
    Film by Thomas Patrick Smith (Drama) Editor

  • Kent Twitchell: Portrait of a Muralist

    Kent Twitchell: Portrait of a Muralist (1995)
    TV Movie by Michael Brockhoff Editorial department

  • Lost in Hollywood

    Lost in Hollywood (1992)
    Film by John Sjogren Editor The boiler room is from where telemarketers make their sales pitches. This film depicts an uncaring profession - where getting the almighty dollar is the primary objective - inside or outside of the law, and, no matter who's.

Awards

  • Best Shorts Award of Merit
    (2014)

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