David Alonzo, MFA
Digital Media Artist
Master of Fine Arts in Film
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Digital Technology and Culture
Washington State University
Awards and Honors
Winner. 2014 Gangrene Film Festival, Utah. Audience Choice Award for Our Urban Wilderness. Cinematographer and Editor.
Winner. 2013 Columbia Gorge Int’l Film Festival, Vancouver. Best Creative Short for Our Urban Wilderness. Cinematographer and Editor.
Finalist. 2015 Dances With Films, Hollywood. Official Selection for Wired Monkeys. Producer, Cinematographer and Editor.
Digital Media Works
Culture Matters. Documentary. With Holly Echo-Hawk, M.A.. Funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services (SAMHSA) as part of The Compendium of Best Practices for American Indian/Alaska Native and Pacific Island Populations. Washington, D.C., 2009.
Our Urban Wilderness. Narrative film. Topic: Consumerism in America and our culture’s historical ignorance. With Johnny Winningham. Vancouver, WA. 2013.
Wired Monkeys. Experimental film. Topic: Mankind’s disconnect from his natural world and the attempt to reconnect with it. With Johnny Winningham. Vancouver, WA. 2015.
WeBelong. Series of eight short documentaries. Topic: Indigenous Behavioral Health. With Holly Echo-Hawk, M.A.. Project funded by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. Toronto, Ontario. 2016.
Ally Silva: First Person Shooter. One-hour television drama pilot. Vermont College of Fine Arts Masters Thesis, Montpelier, Vermont. 2017.
Ally Silva: Do No Harm. One-hour television drama. Vermont College of Fine Arts Masters Thesis, Montpelier, Vermont. 2017.
Below the Line. Thirty-minute television sitcom pilot. 2016.
Derailed. Screenplay. Based on The Last Younger Man by Catherine Ryan Hyde. 2016.
“Small Cities Answer Production’s Call” Washington Film Magazine. Guest Columnist. 2010.
“Small Cities Answer the Call” Oregon Film Magazine. Guest Columnist. 2010.
Portland State University
Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures
April 5, 2018
Masters Level Listening and Speaking: Folk Culture
March 17, 2017
Professional Research Projects
“National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) Emerging Evidence in Cultural-Centered Practice”. Series of six vignette films. With Holly Echo-Hawk, M.S. https://nrepp-learning.samhsa.gov. Washington, D.C., 2017
“WeBelong”. Series of seven vignette films. Funded by Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and Health Canada. http://www.cfhi-fcass.ca. Toronto, Canada. 2016.
“Compendium of Best Practices for Native American/Alaska Native and Pacific Island Populations: A Description of Selected Best Practices and Cultural Analysis of Local Evidence Building”. Documentary. With Holly Echo-Hawk M.S., Jeff King Ph.D., Vijay Ganju Ph.D., Jill Erickson, M.S.W., B. Benavente, V. Naquin. http://nned.net/best_practices/. Washington, D.C., 2009.
Memberships in Professional Societies
University Film and Video Association (UFVA)
Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA)
International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL)
Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)