A Life's Work

About the Filmmaker

David  Licata is the writer and director of A Life’s Work.

He wrote and directed  8½ x 11 (featuring Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo) and Tango Octogenario, two award-winning short films. They have screened around the world at top tier film festivals, including New Directors/New Films (presented by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center), the Tribeca Film Festival and dozens more.

David is the proud author of numerous feature screenplays, predominantly quirky, bitter-sweet comedies. They have been said to have thematic and stylistic similarities to such films as Rushmore, Moonstruck, All About My Mother, High Fidelity, American Beauty, and Hairspray. His most recent screenplays are A Floating Life and Girls Will Be Boys, the latter a romp-o-rific modernization of Shakespeare’s 12th Night that he guarantees is more entertaining than She’s the Man.

He has written for SportsFigures (ESPN), a television series that explores a variety of math and physics concepts in the world of sports and uses well-known athletes to help explain the relationships.

He is very proud to have been Second Unit Director of Photography on Roland Tec’s We Pedal Uphill: Stories from the States.

Not adverse to print, David contributed 683 movie reviews for The Blockbuster Video Guide to Movies and Videos, and 140 movie reviews and 13 essays on film genres for 
Seen That, Now What?

David has been awarded grants from the New York State Council on the Arts  and Dance Films Associations and was an artist-in-residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Jentel Artist Residency, Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain), and Centrum Arts and Creative Education.


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