Manny, TV Pilot teaser

  • Project Type:
    Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 29, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography

David Lauritz


David Lauritz cultivated a passion for creative arts early in life. Film and television fascinated him and inspired him to work in the industry doing whatever he could while he attended Houston Community College. His passion has evolved into many independent film production projects, music videos and lots of assistance to other directors in the industry. David continuously strives to produce new and fresh cinema for film lovers all over the world.


Lauritz, along with his long-time friends and collaborators, David C. Connolly and Kevin Bui are establishing building blocks for Houston, Texas to become the ultimate independent film destination. They are working to create a new spark and life into the filmmaking industry in the Houston area. There is no doubt in their minds that Houston offers filmmakers a rich backdrop for compelling stories to be translated onto film. Their passion for the industry is well known throughout Houston and they want to share it even further.


David often writes, edits and directs his own films because he enjoys the raw creation process from the ground up so much. His short film list includes a notable piece, “Second Chance”. Recently, “Second Chance” received a Silver Remi Award from World Fest. He could not be more grateful for and excited about this honorable award. In addition, David enjoys working on music videos. One video is for the song “You’re Too Smart”. David directed for Kathy Dare and the Bad Luck Charms and took home the prestigious award for Best Video Concept at the 48hr Music Video Festival.


Lauritz loves to work in collaboration with other producers and writers as much as he can. Often he works with David C. Connolly and Kevin Bui on some amazing projects. Lauritz produced, directed and edited the short film, “Epiphany” that was written by Bui in 2013. Another one of Lauritz’s well-noted collaborations was with Destiny Miller on her short film “The Sanitarium”. David assisted and guided Destiny with creative direction in addition to editing and directing. Additional projects David has worked on include “Dissonance”, a short film that was accepted into the Cannes Film Festival, “Dimitra’s Dishes”, a local Houston cooking show and another great short film directed by Loren Gilley, “Concrete and Cartwheels”.

Future/Upcoming/Wrap Up:

Lauritz and his close friends, Connolly and Bui are only just beginning. They are so excited to venture forward and share their passion for filmmaking. They are branching out into television as well with a pilot for a new show called “Manny”. Lauritz will be directing and cannot wait to develop more originals for television. But don’t worry, there is more where this all comes from. Not only is the TV pilot on the way, a feature film is in predevelopment as well. We can assure you that it will be exciting with some adventure and action all wrapped up in a nicely directed package. For David Lauritz, production is an art that will always move us forward.

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