David is a writer, actor, stuntman, producer and adjunct professor of screenwriting for NYIT in NYC, and serves on the Film Advisory Board for the Savannah, Gold Coast, First Time and Big Apple Film Festivals. David has served as a panelist for numerous film festivals in the U.S. and abroad, and is in great demand as a guest lecturer at colleges, universities and writer symposiums, most recently lecturing at the RIO IFF in Brazil. His films have premiered at Sundance, Tribeca and Palm Springs Film Festivals and have won many awards and accolades. His latest film, THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS, starring Glenn Close, Octavia Spencer, Kathy Bates and Julia Stiles opens nationally in the fall of 2016. More about David can be found on IMDB or at www.arcadybayent.com
Unique traits: Professional Stuntman
Television (Drama) Actor U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades goes after hedge fund king, Bobby "Axe" Axelrod in a battle between two powerful New York figures.
The Great Gilly Hopkins
Film (Comedy, Drama and Family) Writer Attitude's got a new name in twelve-year-old Gilly Hopkins (Sophie Nélisse) - a brilliant, brash, and totally unmanageable foster kid who's determined to alienate herself from every foster family she's placed with - until there's no choice but to let her reunite with her real mom (Julia Stiles) in San Francisco. When she's placed with Maime Trotter (Kathy Bates), the strangest foster mom yet, Gilly is convinced she'll make short work of her - until to Gilly's surprise and the surprise of everyone around her, except for Trotter, she starts to love her. But then her new home is invaded by the arrival of her biological grandmother (Glenn Close). Will Gilly have to leave the only family she's ever loved?
Louder Than Bombs
Film (Drama) Stunts An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle Reed three years after her untimely death, brings her eldest son Jonah back to the family house - forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene and withdrawn younger brother Conrad than he has in years. With the three of them under the same roof, Gene tries desperately to connect with his two sons, but they struggle to reconcile their feelings about the woman they remember so differently.
Film (Short, Action and Comedy) Writer The journey of a local bartender getting held up for her bosses debt and in the process gets stiffed on the check. Grabbing the town drunk as quickly as she could they embark on a chase to get back her money.
Person of Interest
Television (Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Actor A billionaire software-genius named Harold Finch creates a Machine for the government that is designed to detect acts of terror before they can happen, by monitoring the entire world through every cell-phone, email and surveillance camera. Finch discovered that the machine sees everything, potential terrorist acts and violent crimes that involve ordinary people. When the government considered violent crimes between normal people "irrelevant", Finch built a back door into the system that gives him the social security number of a person involved in a future violent crime so he could act. Partnered with John Reese, an ex-CIA agent, the two work in secret to prevent violent crimes before they can happen. Eventually their activities lead to being hunted by the New York Police Department, CIA Agents in pursuit of Reese who was listed as dead, a computer hacker named Root who wants access to the Machine, and government officials who want to keep all knowledge of the Machine a complete secret. Written by Jones
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
Film (Comedy and Drama) Stunts Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis). Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left. Faced with Henry's anger and insults, Sharon abruptly tells him he has only 90 minutes. Shocked and reeling by this news, Henry storms out of the office leaving Sharon stunned by what she has just done in a lapse of judgment. As Sharon goes on a city-wide search, Henry struggles with his diagnosis, determined to make amends with everyone he has hurt in his life. Written by Lionsgate
Television (Documentary) Producer Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.
Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actor A female detective, Joanna Locasto returns back to a wealthy family her mother used to work for to uncover the murder of Vivian Bowers. Vivian Bowers was once her best friend and she is determined to solve her murder case. As the maids daughter, Joanna searchers out to find out everything she can about the Bowers. During the time of searching, she uncovers some of the most shocking things she never though her best friend would do.
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey
Film (Documentary and Music) Producer Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey follows the real life rock-n-roll fairy tale story of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from You Tube to become the front man for iconic American rock band, Journey, thereby becoming the latest performer to go from the Internet to real life celebrity. Having already overcome a life full of painful obstacles and now saddled with the immense pressures of leading a world renowned band and replacing a legendary singer, the film follows Arnel on this personal journey. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Action, Drama and Thriller) Producer The world's top covert operator is a lonely American orphan who dreadfully accepts his mission to assassinate his own mentor turned-traitor... but what will he do when he discovers that the target is secretly his father? An intense thrill ride in the vein of the Bourne Series, Metal Gear is a tragic drama with an emphasis on action. Based on characters from the game/graphic novel of the same name. Written by Anonymous
Love, Lots of It
Film (Short, Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Producer A Woman arrives on a barren highway where a mysterious Man waits, as he always has. He has things to offer, and she has things to trade, but what to choose? Written by Anonymous
Television (Crime, Drama and History) Stunts Set in the Prohibition era of the 1920s Boardwalk Empire is the story of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, the treasurer of Atlantic County, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Due to his relationships with mobsters as well as political contacts, the Federal Government start to take an interest in him. His lavish lifestyle seems at odds with his position, and as well as his connections, there is prolific bootlegging in the area. Written by WellardRockard
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Bridge to Terabithia
Film (Adventure, Drama, Family and Fantasy) Writer Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess cope with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him. Written by Popdivaprincess3000
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Birth of the Sensitive Man
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Film (Comedy and Romance) Writer Myra Smuldanski has done the unthinkable. After years of shunning men she accepts a date with Reginald Baron, an account executive at the office where she temps. The only man in her life up to this point has been Ludlow, Myra's bi-polar younger brother who aspires to be the next Jackson Pollack. Lud is not to happy with the new man in Myra's life and tries his best to destroy any budding relationship between her and Reg. Myra finds herself torn between her role as her brothers caretaker and the possibility of finding someone who wants to take care of her. Film is based on Patersons's play Fingerpainting In a Murphybed. Written by David Paterson
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Palm Spring's IFF AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD for BEST DOCUMENTARY (As producer) "DON'T STOP BELIEVIN-EVERYMAN'S JOURNEY"
New Jersey International Festival (Best Short Film) OPEN AIR
BAFTA (Children's category) Best Feature Film (Nominee)
HUMANITAS AWARD (Exellence in screenwriting; Nominee)