Dave Barak was born in Lynwood, California and grew up in nearby Lakewood. He served in the US Navy as a Sensor Operator (SENSO) aboard S3-A Viking aircraft, deploying aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and based in San Diego, California.
After leaving the Navy, he worked for a number of years in the newspaper industry as a photographer, business columnist, copy editor and illustrator.
Dave now runs San Diego-based Malfunction Films, a production company specializing in feature films, short films and episodic web series.
The Nazca Dig Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror A scientist's skepticism about the horrors of the supernatural is tested when the archeological expedition she's leading in Peru unearths an ominous artifact.
████████ (aka REDACTED) Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy Some of America's brightest national security experts are hot on the heels of two terrorists intent on blowing up something - anything - in America.
Conflict Zone Budget: $1M - $5M | War A TV photographer with many years of experience covering war zones battles a drinking problem while risking her life to get great combat footage.
The Flying Greek
Film (Short, Action, Drama, History and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department The Flying Greek tells the remarkable journey of an immigrant's bond with his newly adopted country and his dream to fly. Little did he know such a passion could be so lethal."
Steve and Opi in the Puzzling Plume
Film (Short, Comedy and Crime) Camera and Electrical Department A down on his luck detective and his partner horse crack the case of the century when a millionairess is murdered.
The Ramona Doll
Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Mourning over the lost her father Wayne (Jacob Bruce) in a tragic accident. Maxie Grover (Elisa Lipton) just about gives up on her dream of being a modeling sensation. With the wisdom and courage from Aubrey (Philip Sokoloff), she'll soon the greatest walk to take is not on the runway but in life. Written by Gerren Hall
Television (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »
The Physics Experiment
Film (Animation, Short, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Producer Mankind's greatest scientific achievement since the Apollo moon landings.
San Diego Film Awards
Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »
Never to Heaven
Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A man's internal struggle over the guilt of his fatal wrongdoing manifests in outward judgment in this adaptation of Claudius' soliloquy from Hamlet.
Film (Documentary, Short and News) Camera and Electrical Department Stories observes the writing organization So Say We All in San Diego, California. it delves into the art of storytelling and the local writers motives and experiences of writing and performing their pieces in front of others. The film explores the motives behind the desire for written expression and the art of performance in which someone merely stands in front of strangers and entertains an audience simply with their written word and voice. The skill of holding court and captivating a stranger's attention with merely a true story is no easy feat. The cathartic effect of sharing one's own experiences of life, embarrassing comedic situations, and tragic moments resonate with everyone.
Love Street Trolley
Film (short) by Atomic Phizz Productions / Preposterous Films / Duane Trammell Best boy gaffer
Film (short) by Malfunction Films / Creative Humanoids / David A. Barak, Robin Martin Producer, co-director, co-writer
Film (Short and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Super-sweet sorority sisters go out of their way to make a girl in wheelchair feel welcome. The only problem? The disabled girl is a total jerk.
Hosting by Derek Rimelspach Sound recordist
King of the Jungle
Television by Jupiter Entertainment / Steven J. Santos Casting production assistant
Green Card Fever
Film by Net Effect Media / One Hoarse Town Productions LLC / 160-H Productions / Bala Rajasekharuni Sound recordist
Film by 7 Spirits Entertainment / Rico Films / Damian Chapa Casting photographer
The Point of Betrayal
Film by Richard Martini Camera production assistant, grip
Film (Short, Drama and War) Producer A burned-out British television war photographer must find the strength to survive when she finds herself lost and injured in enemy territory.
Film (Short) Producer Add a Plot »