David Basulto, Founder
Drawn to podcasting in its early days, David thought of doing a show based on his trials and tribulations as a filmmaker. His feast and famine experiences have fueled the success of Filmmaking Central. What started out as a "for fun" project has exploded with Filmmaking Central's listing on iTunes and consistently being in the top 50 of more than 27,000 podcasts at PodcastAlley.com. The good news is Dave (call him Dave) loves his new found job and enjoys helping fellow filmmakers, reviewing products and interviewing great people.
David began his career in Hollywood as an actor appearing opposite such stars as Steven Seagal, Jon Voight, Edward Norton as well as numerous others. Prior to entering the entertainment world, David worked on Wall Street with one of the top brokerage houses. Prior to forming Clarity Pictures, he was founder of Basulto Entertainment Group. Within weeks of its formation B/E arranged financing for the feature motion picture, "18 Shades of Dust" , starring Danny Aiello and William Forsythe .
David produced the feature film " Love and Action In Chicago" which stars Courtney B. Vance ("Hunt for Red October", "Last Supper", "The Preachers Wife"), Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld"), Kathleen Turner ("War of the Roses"), Regina King ("Jerry Maguire") and Edward Asner ("Lou Grant"). "Love and Action in Chicago" was an official selection to the 1999 Toronto Film Festival.
David next produced the feature film "Wish You Were Dead" and stars Cary Elwes (Princess Bride", "Glory", "Twister", The Cradle Will Rock"), Mary Steenburgen ("Melvin and Howard", Noah's Arc") Christopher Lloyd ("Taxi", "Back to the Future"), Elaine Hendrix ("Parentrap", "Superstar"), Gene Simmons (KISS), Lynn Shaye ("Something About Mary"), Robert England ("Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise), Sally Kirkland ("Ed TV), and Billy Ray Cyrus . The film was produced in association with Mel Gibson's Icon Productions .
David's project "Perfect Romance" , written by Allison Burnett ( "Autumn in New York"), that was done with Lifetime Television aired June 9th. 2004. "Perfect Romance" was directed by Douglass Barr and starred Kathleen Quinlin . David produced with the Emmy winning producing team Alexander/Enright
David's Clarity Pictures landed a domestic distribution deal for "The Clique" , it's privately financed horror film with Maverick Entertainment. The film, renamed “Death Clique”, hit the streets July 11, 2006. "The Clique" was David's directorial debut.
David's first documentary "Hiding in Plain Sight: Tales of an American Predator" , directed by wife Loren Basulto, was an official selection to the California Independent Film Festival. To buy a copy visit the website!
David's second directing effort, "Fiesta Grand", also landed a worldwide distribution deal. The film hits stores in October 2008.
David currently is developing several projects ranging from studio level to very low budget. He is deep into his feature documentary, “4Everquest”, about massive online gaming, and working on his editing skills and new found passion special effects. His wife has to drag him from the computer.
David teaches high school media arts and animation at award winning San Marino High School. He is a Certified Adobe Instructor in Premiere Pro and teaches his students to use the Adobe Creative Suite.
David's imdb link is here.