David Langlitz, Award-Winning Writer/Director, holds an MFA in Film Directing from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, 2001, where he studied directing in master class with Arthur Penn and editing with Spike Lee.
Private studies with Harold Guskin.
Screenwriting studies with Marc Lapadula (Yale University).
Classes in directing with Edward Dmytryk (USC) and Ted Post (UCLA).
David Langlitz wrote, directed and produced ANGEL PASSING, featuring Hume Cronyn, Teresa Wright, Elaine Tse, and Calista Flockhart.
ANGEL PASSING premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998, and was accepted at the UCLA California Sundance Film Archive 2012.
ANGEL PASSING has screened on television nationwide on PBS, and on French television channels in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Canada 2001-Present.
2012 ANGEL PASSING was recently accepted at the UCLA Sundance Film Archive.
1998 World Premiere Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah.
1998 WorldFest Houston International Film Festival - Grand Award - Houston, Texas.
1998 Time/Warner Audience Showtime Award.
1998 Mill Valley Film Festival- Audience Award - San Francisco, California.
1998 Screen Gems Award, Los Angeles, California.
1998 Atlanta International Film Festival - Prize Winner - Atlanta, Georgia.
1998 St. Petersburg International Film Festival - Short Feature Division - St. Petersburg, Russia.
1998 International Short Cuts Festival - Audience Award - Paris, France.
1998 Denver International Film Festival, Denver, Colorado.
1999 Cleveland International Film Festival - Special Jury Award For Achievement- Cleveland, Ohio.
1999 Philadelphia International Film Festival - Silver Medal Award - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1999 Rehoboth Beach Film Festival.
In 2005 Mr. Langlitz directed the feature film MENTOR, starring Rutger Hauer, Blade Runner, which premiered at the Tribecca Film Festival, and has also screened on television.
In 2002, Mr Langlitz directed and produced the documentary short SONGS FOR SOPHIA, featuring Placido Domingo, Bryn Terfel and Frederica VonStade.
SONGS FOR SOPHIA documents a concert and fundraising event at the New York Waldorff-Astoria for the FOP Foundation [Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva], an organization that is involved in research that is attempting to find a cure for this rare disease that afflicts children.
The film also interviews the family members that are affected by the disease, and the visionary work of a group of dedicated scientists at the University of Pennsylvania that are seeking a cure.
Mr Langlitz has worked with Bill Moyer’s television PBS series “Spirituality in America”, on the segment on Buddhism.
Writer/Director/Producter, THE NEXT STEP, a film about Tai Chi 1988.