I was born in the Philippines, raised in Japan, and eventually settled in Miami, Florida where I received his BSC in Communications and an MFA in Film Production both from the University of Miami.
I have directed, edited, and shot several award winning documentaries and short films. I won the “Best Director” award from the University of Miami Canes Film Festival for his undergraduate thesis film “The Convert.” In Graduate school my narrative short film “After You” was selected to screen at Paramount Studios in California as part of the LA Films Showcase. The following year, my documentary film “Do Tell,” which is about the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law and was filmed on a military base in northern Japan, won the Best Documentary Award at the University of Miami Film Festival and screened at Paramount Studios. “Do Tell” also screened at the Miami Short Film Festival, The Miami International Film Festival, where it won “Best Documentary” in the Cinema Slam category, the GI Film Festival, Bronx Film Festival, and others. It has since screened on Military Bases around the world during LGBT Pride Month festivities. My latest short film, “Posthumous” has won a College Emmy Award, screened on Virgin Airlines inflight entertainment, and screened at over 30 Film Festivals nationally.
Name: Noah Debonis
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Director, Editor and Producer