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Award-winning director/producer Dave O'Brien has produced over eighty short films, social-media campaigns and documentary and fiction feature films.
His most recent project is THE MAN WHO SHOOK THE HAND OF VICENTE FERNANDEZ, an indie feature starring Academy-Award winner Ernest Borgnine alongside three-time Emmy nominee Barry Corbin, Carla Ortiz, Tony Plana and Independent Spirit Award winner Dale Dickey.
IN THE MOMENT, an innovative HIV prevention campaign Dave created with LA Gay & Lesbian Center and the City of West Hollywood was recently honored with the Paul Starke Warrior Award for work in HIV prevention.
As Director of Video Content at online startup Causecast, Dave created a vision for social media video content for a company working in the non-profit/cause advocacy space. Many videos produced by Dave's team garnered over 100,000 views online, including GOT HOPE: HARVEY MILK which received over 250,000 views in just a few weeks.
Dave's documentary work started with HIP HOP HOMOS, which became one of the first films to air on MTV's Logo network. He later directed the feature documentary, EQUALITY U which received the Outstanding Emerging Talent award at Outfest. The film went on to win several Best Documentary and Best Feature awards.