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Biography

David Aguilar is a Chicano screenwriter, L.A. native, UCLA Film School graduate, former private investigator, former high school teacher and grew up in a place called Hangtown. He’s currently developing Trespassers, a neo-Western feature for director Alex Rivera dramatizing the 1967 New Mexico Courthouse Raid. He also penned Clandestino, a generational border-crossing saga for director Richard Goldgewicht. He’s completed the NHMC TV Writers Program in association with Disney and NBC and was selected for the inaugural CBS Leadership Pipeline Challenge where he wrote To the Letter, an animated short film for CBS.com. Aguilar sold a short script Moonlight Malecón to producer Alan Jacobs at Archer Entertainment to be included in an upcoming anthology. Aguilar has also gained valuable writer's room experience as a Writer’s PA on the Amazon series Absentia and working knowledge on-set as an assistant to producer Robert M. Young on the HBO film Walkout. He’s developed his storytelling skills as an entertainment news producer at Reelz Channel and as a segment producer for Cesar Millan. He’s traveled to the jungle of Chiapas, Mexico to live with the Zapatista guerrilla army as well as to Havana to study Cuban cinema. He lives in Pasadena, California with his partner Carolina.

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David Aguilar
Drama Mystery & Suspense

A disgraced Vietnam Vet is recruited by the CIA to infiltrate the Cuban government in 1970’s Havana and wrestles with temptations to defect.