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David Maquiling, B.F.A.

Director, Summer Program

Work Phone: 213-740-0932

Overseeing more than 30 classes covering all aspects of filmmaking, writing, producing, and the business of film, David Maquiling is the Academic and Artistic Director of the Summer Program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.  David is also a faculty member at SCA, where he is the Lead Faculty for USC’s SCA NAI Filmmaking Workshop for at-risk high school students, is the Co-Founder and Lead Faculty of the USC Warner Bros. Filmmaking Workshop, and is the Co-Creator of the USC Afghanistan Narrative Workshop in Dubai. 

As a filmmaker, he made his feature film debut as the Writer/Director of Too Much Sleep, for which he won an Independent Spirit Award nomination, was featured in Variety’s annual “Someone to Watch” article, and earned the IFP Project Involve Fellowship.  A modern adaptation of a Filipino folk story, Too Much Sleep had its World Premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival, screened at more than 25 international festivals, and earned rave reviews when it was distributed by The Shooting Gallery. 

A magna cum laude graduate of New York University’s Tisch  School of the Arts, David has taught graduate and undergraduate directing courses at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television and at Hunter College at the City University of New York and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach film at the University of the  Philippines.  He is the Co-Founder of the NewFilmmakers screening series at the  Anthology Film Archives in NY, was the Festival Co-Director of the 25th Annual New York Asian International Film Festival, and served as the Head of the Feature Jury for the 22nd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film  Festival.  He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, where he serves on the Asian American Committee.