David Ullman
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I started making movies the same year I began learning to play guitar, 1988. One of my first home movies was a re-make of the Ritchie Valens biopic La Bamba. Against my better judgment, you can see that adaptation over on the Dreaming Out Loud Records Vimeo page. I had a moldy VHS scare a few years ago that got me preserving a bunch of my early efforts there. More recently, I've been trying to focus on more vital projects. 

 

Although I am a professional video producer, this site focuses on my personal work. Click the dropdown menu under "Film" above for pages devoted to specific projects.

LATEST RELEASE

Possible Bird: "Bloom" (Music Video) [2020]

Shot in September 2019 in South Dakota during a marathon weekend of production for a documentary about the album Possible Bird by my longtime friend Sean Kammer

WORKS IN PROGRESS

 
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Something To Me  [Documentary]

 

Exploring the role of creativity in the life of a midwestern, 40-year-old professor of law. I've known Sean Kammer for 30 years now. He and I have been collaborating on creative projects for nearly that long as well. In the fall of 2019, I was so taken with the songs he was working on for his then-immanent album, Possible Bird, that I proposed a film project about it. On a Friday after work in September, I took a carload of gear from my production job in Minneapolis to his house in South Dakota, arriving around 11 pm. We filmed all day and evening on Saturday, a little Sunday morning, and I was back home in Minnesota by 5 pm Sunday. Anchored by an engaged on-camera conversation between the two of us in his basement home studio, and bolstered by archival footage from our decades of collaboration, this film examines the role of creativity for one who has not made a career in the arts—including the conflict between Sean's commitment to his music and his reluctance to share it. 

 
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(Furious Light Documentary) 

 

Not sure what it will be ultimately be titled. In 2015, I started working on a documentary about the album I put out that year called The Furious Light. That project has grown in scope and complexity (and I've been sidetracked by a few things), but I'm pretty jazzed about how it's coming out and plan to enter it into as many film festivals as I can--something I haven't done since 2002