Who I am
David Bizzaro is a first generation Latin American Director and Puppeteer based in NYC.
At age 16 he started as a camera operator for a small production company based in Oklahoma. He now has almost two decades of film and videography experience, including four years of work on music videos, concert backing videos, and eclectic fan merchandise for three time Grammy Award winning band, The Flaming Lips.
Recently, he wrote and co-produced The Pits—a puppet-based award winning short film about an avocado finding its other half. As of today, it has played in over 27 film festivals around the world. It was shot in NYC and is a sweet story about an avocado searching for its other half. Most recently, the film was featured by the NY Times as a part of the Jim Henson’s Foundation short film selections. The Pits premiered at the 2017 New York International Children’s Film Festival and was also selected as one of 22 films to be on the NYICFF Best of Fest world tour out of approximately 100 total films.
David is also a freelance builder and puppet wrangler for The Jim Henson Company and Sesame Street. He was just awarded a 2018 Made In NY Fellowship where he will be developing his next puppetry based film over the next year.