David Barba (Mexico/USA)
2020 Storylines Lab in English
David Barba is a Latinx filmmaker raised in Mexico and based in Atlanta, Georgia, who has worked in fiction and documentary. His short fiction films have screened at over 150 festivals around the world, garnered national and international awards and aired on Showtime, HBO Latino and AXN Network in Latin America. He has produced and co-directed three feature documentaries: Pop Star On Ice (2009), about two-time Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir; American Cheerleader (2014); and Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer (2018), a portrait of Brazilian ballet star Marcelo Gomes, which won the Audience Award at the 2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. David served as co-creator, showrunner and executive producer on two seasons of the documentary series Be Good Johnny Weir (2010 & 2012) for Sundance TV and Logo TV. David holds an M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University in New York, is a graduate of the 2-year Meisner professional acting program at the William Esper Studio in New York, and is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP). He is co-founder and co-director of the New York City Short Film Festival, celebrating its 16th edition in 2020. David was a participant at Cine Qua Non Lab’s 2014 Script Revision Lab with his project La Paz.
Think of Me — A gay couple’s relationship threatens to break apart when one of their mothers is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and moves from Puerto Rico into their one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan.