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David Maquiling, B.F.A.

Adjunct Professor

Affiliated Divisions:

Division of Film & Television Production
Summer Program

Work Phone: 213.740.3317

A magna cum laude graduate of New York University’s Tisch  School of the Arts, David Maquiling 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, earned the IFP Project Involve Fellowship, and was elected to the Directors Guild of America, where he serves on the  Asian American Committee.  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.

In addition to his work as a filmmaker, David is a faculty member at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he is the Lead Faculty for USC’s Youth 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.  He also teaches graduate and undergraduate film production and directing courses at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television and was recently awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach film at the University of the  Philippines.  David 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.