David Modigliani

Founder & Exec Creative Dir
Live Action Projects

David Modigliani is a documentary filmmaker who tells stories at the intersection of the personal and the political.

He produced and co-directed WOUNDED: THE BATTLE BACK HOME for MSNBC, a 12-part documentary series on young combat veterans which aired monthly before he negotiated its acquisition by Netflix. 61 BULLETS, his feature documentary surrounding the assassination of Huey Long, won the special jury prize at the New Orleans Film Festival.

David's first feature doc, CRAWFORD, premiered at SXSW and played at 33 festivals around the world before making history as Hulu’s first film premiere. He also Co-Produced TRUST US, THIS IS ALL MADE UP with filmmaker and actor Alex Karpovsky (GIRLS) which the New York Times called "as entertaining as it is astonishing."

David is currently in production on a behind-the-scenes feature documentary following Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke's insurgent campaign to unseat Ted Cruz in the U.S. Senate.

David has appeared on CNN and in the Wall St. Journal to discuss his work - and spoken at SXSW, the Cause Marketing Forum and the PBS annual meeting.

Alongside feature film, work he co-founded real stories content agency, Flow Nonfiction in 2010, where he developed brand-building campaigns through stories of social good with partners like the Clinton Global Initiative, Skype, Ford, and Procter & Gamble, among many others. He Co-Created The Small Business Revolution, a project for Deluxe to tell the stories of 100 small business across America with award-winning filmmakers and National Geographic photographers with a special focus on Instagram.

He holds a BA from Harvard University and an MFA from UT Austin.

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