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Storyteller. Filmmaker. Creative Director.

Cosmopolitan in nature, David M. Night Maire is a creative independent filmmaker – Writer, Director, Producer – who’s gritty, character-driven films have received endorsements and worldwide acclaim. With a decade of industry experience pitching, collaborating and consulting on projects of fluctuating scopes, from shoestring micro-budget music videos to nine-figure studio blockbusters, David has carved himself a niche within the genre-based film circuit.
 
A bilingual alumnus of the prestigious New York University: Tisch School of the Arts, Night Maire earned his B.A. with honors in Film & T.V. with a focus on Directing, and Minors in Psychology and Producing for Film & T.V. This native Alpine’s passion for storytelling led him to pursue both an M.A. in Screenwriting for Television & Film from Royal Holloway’s University of London, and an M.P.S. in Film Directing from the School of Visual Arts under famed music video and commercial director Bob Giraldi. Since, he’s been invited on a number of occasions to return as a Guest Lecturer to talk on an array of production topics to the program’s graduate students.


David premiered music videos on MTV and Glamour, and produced content for the likes of Moët Hennessy . Louis Vuitton, Red Bull and the Leslie-Lohman Museum, amongst others. Moreover, David M. Night Maire has garnered thousands of laurels and awards for the many short films he’s Directed and Produced, including both the New Industry Selection Award from Oaxaca FilmFest and the Zeno Mountain Award from Miami Film Festival for “My Daughter Yoshiko” (2019) by BAFTA-nominated director Brian Blum. Night's cultivated persona and visual aesthetic have also precipitated invitations to Program and Judge diverse film festivals across the United States, including Shriekfest Horror Film Festival, DC Shorts International Film Festival & Screenplay Competition, and the PA Indie Shorts Film Festival.

Curriculum Mortis

Colloquy

Pedagogy

Programing Judge - London Movie Awards

Short & Feature Films

Monthly Competition: October 2021 - 2023

Guest Respondent - The Student Film Awards Digest

August 2022 Newsletter

Topic: Navigating The Film Festival Circuit

(article holds the digest's highest clickthrough rate)

Programing Judge - 7th Blackbird Film Festival 2022

Animated & Genre Short Films

News Correspondent - Movie Blab

Live Stream Video Podcast with Andrew Edison

Weekly: April - June 2020

Programing Judge - 17th DC Shorts International Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2020

Short Films & Screenplays

Programing Judge - 3rd PA Indie Shorts Film Festival 2019

Thriller and Youth Short Films

Festival Juror - SVA Premieres:

MPS Directing Short Film Fest 2019

Programing Judge - 2nd PA Indie Shorts Film Festival 2018

Horror and Thriller Short Films

Programing Judge - 18th Shreikfest 2018

Short and Feature Length Films

Graduate - Master of Arts: Screenwriting 

Royal Holloway University of London - Winter 2023

Focus: TV Serials & Feature Films

Keynote Speaker - October, Fall 2020c

43rd Maine Student Film Festival 

Topic: The Film Festival Circuit - I made a short film... now what?

Guest Lecturer - April, Spring 2020

School of Visual Arts - Graduate MPS: Directing

Class: Short Film Festival Circuit

Guest Lecturer - April, Spring 2019

School of Visual Arts - Graduate MPS: Directing

Class: Short Film Festival Circuit

Guest Lecturer - March, Spring 2018

School of Visual Arts - Graduate MPS: Directing

Class: Short Film Festival Circuit

Guest Lecturer - September, Fall 2016

School of Visual Arts - Graduate MPS: Directing

Class: Directing Live Action Short Film

Graduate - Master of Professional Studies: Directing

School of Visual Arts - Spring 2014

Focus: Live Action Short Form

Undergraduate - Bachelor of Arts: Film & T.V.

New York University: Tisch School of the Arts - Kanbar Institute of Film & Television - Spring 2011

Focus: Directing

Minors: Psychology and Producing for Film & T.V.

Academic Award: Dean's Honors List

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