A handful of short projects directed, produced and designed by David for Under the Radar Productions and Maui Film Studios.

MAD LIBS – Part 1

MAD LIBS a short comedy was written by Vin Conzo, produced by Under The Radar Productions and David Whitney for less than $1,000.

 A reshoot of a previous attempt to film this lil gem.  David was Director and Production Designer, his creative leadership is evident in the attention to detail. Was at 98% Funny on FunnyorDie.com while it was still up.  Word on the street was even Ang Lee thought it was good, and surprised it came from Maui. (For sound aficionados, it’s could be better, but it’s worth the watch.)

Shot in 2012, it foreshadows more than we even realized in its take on the Oval Office and the power of words.


FiFTY – Murder has a purpose. 

Also written by Vin Conzo, FiFTY is actually a 15-20 minute short. These 2 versions are compressed scripts they were shot as screen tests.

David was brought in to develop the screen tests and full length script in to a viable short film. The full FiFTY script was never shot. But the actors and some crew members have moved on to bigger opportunities.

Both videos are the same pages…. shot with different actors,

It’s interesting to see how the gender switches impact the drama.