I produce poetic films using visual language, often combining contemporary poems or creative writing as a tool/modality for meaning-making, a spiritual journey, evoking emotions and beliefs, such as those related to inner/outer connection, blessedness, and transcendence, as a therapeutic act of alchemy for the viewer. Social justice commentary is always an integrated thread in every film, with more subtlety than a documentary. I am also a contributor at Moving Poems Magazine writing about the meaning of my films and process.
The links below take you to separate pages which provide more detail about the making of several films. Or simply start watching links to the right »»»»
• Triptych Filmpoem
—2019 Official Selections: New Filmmakers, Anthology Film Archives + Oaxaca Film Festival, Oaxaca Mexico
2019 | October 5-10 | Official Selection—Oaxaca Film Festival - New Industry Selection Oaxaca, Mexico » Triptych Filmpoem from Failed State, haibun by Dave Bonta. Category: Cutting Edge - International short films exploring bold and courageous material.
2019 | Official Selection—NewFilmmakers @ Anthology Film Archives, Spring + Fall New York City » Triptych Filmpoem from Failed State, haibun by Dave Bonta
2019 | Official Selection—Semiosphera Pavilion, The Wrong Digital Arts Biennale, Foggia Italy » Triptych Filmpoem from Failed State, haibun by Dave Bonta
2019 | Poetry + Video Murwillumbah, Australia, Croatia, Kathmandu, Nepal, Athens, Greece » Practicing Like Water, poem by Kate Marshall Flaherty
2017 | LiKE#2017 Kosice, Slovakia | Contemplating Hell
» Backward Like a Ghost, poem by Amy Miller
2016 | Anthology Film Archives New York City | Homeopathy and Big Bridges » Audience Choice/Curated Selection
2014 | Poetry Storehouse First Anniversary Contest » First Place Winner — Backward Like a Ghost, poem by Amy Miller