Stories fascinate me. Think about it: well-told, engaging stories can change things. They can shift one’s point of view, expand the limited world of one’s only experiences and, most importantly, bring together completely different audiences, with different opinions and different voices. Remember the cave paintings? Probably not, that was a long time ago. But stories are as old as that! My name is David and I love stories. I also love nachos.
Here’s a little bit about my story. I was born in 1993 in Almoster, a little township in Spain. I studied Media Communication at Pompeu Fabra University. In 2015 I was awarded the La Caixa Scholarship, which allowed me to move to the United States and start a masters filmmaking program at New York University. That’s where Woody Allen, Jim Jarmusch, Martin Scorsese or Julie Delpy learnt about filmmaking, amongst many, many others.
I am a screenwriter. Screenwriters are the people that write the recipes for movies, tv shows, or anything that happens in a screen. They come up with all the ingredients, try and fail many times, until coming up with the perfect way to bake a cake. Some cakes look like other cakes but every recipe is unique. It’s like my grandmas Coc Ràpid. No one makes it the very same way. But that’s not the point.
As a screenwriter living in New York I try to absorb every story the city has to offer. When I am not writing in a cafe in Crown Heights, my neighborhood in Brooklyn, I am in the NYU’s campus at Greenwich Village. But you can also find me Instagraming under a tree (@muraguilles), watching movies in an old theater or zoning out in a bench in Washington Square Park.
I will be your curator during this week, which means that I get to do what I like the most using the CatalanVoices feed: sharing stories!