David A. Barak

David A. Barak

Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Producer and Screenwriter

San Diego, California

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November 2013
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About David

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

    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)

    ████████ (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

    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

    The Flying Greek (2016)
    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

    Steve and Opi in the Puzzling Plume (2016)
    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

    The Ramona Doll (2016)
    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

  • Film InDiego

    Film InDiego (2016)
    Television (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • The Physics Experiment

    The Physics Experiment (2016)
    Film (Animation, Short, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Producer Mankind's greatest scientific achievement since the Apollo moon landings.

  • San Diego Film Awards

    San Diego Film Awards (2015)
    Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Never to Heaven

    Never to Heaven (2015)
    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.

  • Stories

    Stories (2014)
    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

    Love Street Trolley (2013)
    Film (short) by Atomic Phizz Productions / Preposterous Films / Duane Trammell Best boy gaffer

  • The Dysfunctionals

    The Dysfunctionals (2013)
    Film (short) by Malfunction Films / Creative Humanoids / David A. Barak, Robin Martin Producer, co-director, co-writer

  • Positive Comment

    Positive Comment (2010)
    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.

  • Evilution

    Evilution (2004)
    Hosting by Derek Rimelspach Sound recordist

  • King of the Jungle

    King of the Jungle (2003)
    Television by Jupiter Entertainment / Steven J. Santos Casting production assistant

  • Green Card Fever

    Green Card Fever (2003)
    Film by Net Effect Media / One Hoarse Town Productions LLC / 160-H Productions / Bala Rajasekharuni Sound recordist

  • The Calling

    The Calling (2002)
    Film by 7 Spirits Entertainment / Rico Films / Damian Chapa Casting photographer

  • The Point of Betrayal

    The Point of Betrayal (1995)
    Film by Richard Martini Camera production assistant, grip

  • Conflict Zone

    Conflict Zone
    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.

  • Redacted

    Film (Short) Producer Add a Plot »

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