BIO

David Oliveras holds associate and bachelor degrees in Film Production & Digital Media from SUNY’s Empire State College.

After graduating from Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music and the Performing Arts, where he majored in vocal music, David developed an interest in photography.  He credits his early training at UCLA Extension with Life Magazine photographer, Leigh Weiner with helping shape his artistic vision and creative approach.

David’s images were first published in Photographer’s Forum 1988 and 1989 Best of Photography Annual (4th place in the color category).  Subsequently his fine art photography has exhibited nationwide culminating in a solo exhibition at Dome Gallery in New York’s SoHo district in January of 1991.

After a seven-year stint with a non-profit organization’s media department, David established SilverLight Entertainment in Los Angeles.

“I had always been interested in storytelling primarily, the medium was less important.  Filmmaking felt like a natural progression.  Directing is the art and science of balancing all the numerous artistic disciplines in order to serve the needs of the story.”

In September 2009, David served as Artistic Director and Head Programmer for Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

Cinema Diverse 2010

with Ned Farr (dir.,) and the cast of “A Soldier’s Story”

The following year, his debut feature film, WATERCOLORS, garnered a dozen awards in film festivals worldwide before being released theatrically through Regent Entertainment.

David lives in upstate New York.