I was on the development team for two animated sitcom series and have been a professional ghost writer and book editor for six years. In 2010 my book, Ups & Downs, was a finalist for the IPPY Awards and Foreword Book of the Year Awards.
Name: David Kassin Fried
Lives in: Austin, Texas
Company: DKF Writing
Occupation: Actor, Dialogue Editor, Screenwriter and Producer
Unique traits: Specializing in adaptations and true stories.
Run Home Jack
Film (short) by Mathew Ruybal (Action) Actor Jack is a seemingly mild mannered man in his 30's. He lives a simple life and focuses on a minimalist lifestyle and keeps to himself. One evening he is approached by some strangers that have been sent to find him and solicit his "services". Jack's hand is forced to enter back into a life he thought he left behind. A story about the fight between moral dilemmas and how we deal with being mindful are challenged in this character Jack. So the question is, which "home" will Jack return to. Written by Lascelles McCarthy III
Found Footage 3D
Film by Steven DeGennaro (Horror) Co-producer A group of filmmakers sets out to make the first 3D found footage horror movie, but find themselves IN the first 3D found footage horror movie when the evil entity from their film escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.
Frozen in War
Film by Estephania LeBaron (Documentary) Co-producer U.S. Army Specialist was deployed to Iraq in 2009, starting as a truck driver and becoming lead gunner by the end of his tour. Like many in his situation, Andrew returned from Iraq with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He drank heavily, and when he couldn't take anymore, he swallowed four bottles of pills in an attempt to end his own life. He was found outside his room, unconscious and unable to be woken up, and was taken to the hospital to have his stomach pumped. This year, Andrew realized he was not alone. Twenty-two veterans and one active duty soldier take their own lives every day. Andrew's goal is to cut those numbers in half. Through his own experience and the conversations he's had with others, he's come to realize that suicide and depression in the military is largely a function of the shame and embarrassment people feel of being in that situation. Early this year Andrew published a short book, Welcoming Your Soldier Home, to help the families of returning soldiers ... Written by Fried, David Kassin
Film (short) by Linda Palmer (Drama) Associate Producer An estranged father suffering from late stage dementia, in a fleeting moment, reveals to his son secrets that begin to heal a broken family.
When the Clarks Go Camping
Film (short) by David Kassin Fried (Comedy) Producer, Writer, Director
Film by Andrew Disney (Comedy and Sport) Actor With marriage, graduation, and the real world looming on the horizon, fifth year senior Caleb Fuller reassembles the ol' team of misfits for one last epic run in Intramural football.
Film (short) by Leon Rodriguez (Action and Comedy) Actor, Writer The lives of a creepy cowboy and his pet chicken; a hen-pecked husband; and a couple of hot girls intersect briefly at the local car wash. While mild mannered attendant and his alter ego manage to save the day.
Television (Adventure) Actor
Best Act - Combat Tournament of Sherwood
Best New Character - Texas Renaissance Festival
Character of the Day - Texas Renaissance Festival
IPPY Award Finalist
Book of the Year Award Finalist
The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)