Currently developing the B-movie creature feature "Bloodspawn: Attack of Uktena." I'm an independent Producer, Director, and Editor with 25 years of production experience including producing/directing internationally-distributed feature films, numerous commercials and promo videos, corporate and government training spots, and literally thousands of short-form How-To/DIY/Instructional/Advice videos for web syndication and broadcast news for major clients such as AAA, Wells Fargo, USDA, US News, AKC, Sodexo, and more. Graduate of the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a dual concentration in Directing and Editing/Post-Production.
Bloodspawn: Attack of Uktena
Film by CSB Legend LLC (Fantasy, Horror and Sci-Fi) Director, Producer, Writer In Development - In the 1830s wilderness, a small group of misfits are trapped and surrounded by ravenous creatures of Native American legend. The unlikely allies must put aside differences to battle this ancient unleashed curse before it's too late.
Film by David Rotan (Adventure, Comedy, Drama and War) Director, Producer, Writer In development - Three elderly WWII veterans embark on one last buddy road trip together in an old Winnebago to visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington DC, against the wishes of their concerned families.
Lost Stallions: The Journey Home
Film by David Rotan (Family) Director, Producer After the death of his father, troubled teen Jake Gattison travels with his mother to Harmony Ranch, a special retreat for families dealing with problems. There, Jake discovers a kindred spirit in Troubadour, a young stallion that has lost his mother and is acting out, unsettled and distressed. Ranch owner Chief works to calm the uneasy horse. Jake witnesses Chief's determination with the stallion, and begins to see the wisdom in the old man's words and deeds-lessons he can apply to his own life. When Troubadour suddenly runs away, Jake makes it his mission to bring the lost stallion home. The ranch hand Greywolf explains to Jake the Native American legend of Heaven's Pathway, a mountain that towers over Harmony Ranch, said to be a place where wounded souls go to find peace. With this knowledge, Jake sets out with his new friends Nicki and Isaac, two other troubled teens, on a journey to the top of Heaven's Pathway in search of Troubadour. The adventure challenges the three teens as ... Written by Anonymous
Pirate Kids II: The Search for the Silver Skull
Film by David Rotan (Action, Adventure and Family) Director, Producer, Editor The Pirate Kids are back in an exciting new adventure! After finding Blackbeard's lost treasure, the Pirate Kids are once again targeted by their old foes, the Brethren of the Coast, a gang of modern-day pirates. The pirates believe the kids know the whereabouts of Blackbeard's Silver Skull Chalice, a legendary relic they plan to acquire by any means. Armed with a list of old clues, the Pirate Kids are thrust into another amazing quest. Written by Anonymous
Nightmare at the Fear Factory
Film by David Rotan (Comedy, Fantasy and Horror) Director, Producer, Editor Two Goth Emo teen lovers have their Halloween night ruined by a gang of drunken bullies. Teasing leads to destruction. Destruction leads to rage. Rage leads to murder. . . and murder leads to a last vow of bloody revenge in this campy fun-filled ride with jumps, bumps, screams and laughs in this cheesy homage to genre stereotypes. Starring Conrad Ricamora from ABC's "How To Get Away With Murder."
Pirate Kids: Blackbeard's Lost Treasure
Film by David Rotan (Family) Director, Producer, Writer, Editor While visiting his grandmother on the coast of North Carolina, a young boy discovers a map and several clues which lead him and his two friends on a quest for buried treasure. But the kids aren't the only ones after the loot.
Flowers & Freckle Cream
Film (short) by David Rotan (Drama and Family) Director It is the summer of 1944 in rural North Carolina. Twelve year old Elizabeth has one major problem: Freckles. Faced with the war-time absence of her father, a seemingly unsympathetic mother, a teasing older brother, and a grandfather she dismisses as being too old to understand, Elizabeth will go to any length to rid herself of freckles. After trying superstitious methods and a mail-order cream, Elizabeth's wise Grandpa teaches her to see the true beauty that exists within all people through a touching symbolic act. Written by Anonymous
Film by Roland Emmerich (Action, Drama, History and War) Actor It is 1776 in colonial South Carolina. Benjamin Martin, a French-Indian war hero who is haunted by his past, now wants nothing more than to live peacefully on his small plantation, and wants no part of a war with the most powerful nation in the world, Great Britain. Meanwhile, his two eldest sons, Gabriel and Thomas, can't wait to enlist in the newly formed "Continental Army." When South Carolina decides to join the rebellion against England, Gabriel immediately signs up to fight...without his father's permission. But when Colonel William Tavington, British dragoon, infamous for his brutal tactics, comes and burns the Martin Plantation to the ground, tragedy strikes. Benjamin quickly finds himself torn between protecting his family, and seeking revenge along with being a part of the birth of a new, young, and ambitious nation. Written by Caleb Conser
The Girls' Room
Film by Irene Turner (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew
Age to Age
Film by Aaron Rotan (Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Actor
TV Movie by Kelly Anderson Miscellaneous Crew A surprising romance between an unhappily-married waitress and a telemarketing prison inmate in the "New South"
Tecumseh: The Last Warrior
TV Movie by Larry Elikann (Western) Actor This western began in 1812 when the settlers tried to take away more and more territories from the indians. Tecumseh, who is the leader of the Shawnee indians, tries to do something. He plans a big indian state, and tries to win the English settlers over to this plan... Written by Kornel Osvart <email@example.com>
Best Family Feature Film, Southern Exposure Film Forum
Golden Lion-Best of Show, Dr. George Lindsey/UNA Student Film Festival
Grand Prize, Movie Gallery Student Film Competition
Top Prize, Angelus Awards (sponsored by DGA, Family Theater Productions, and Lucasfilm Ltd.)
CINE Eagle Award
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill