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Tocando la Luz (Touch the Light), edited by David Teague, won
the 2015 Guggenheim Award at Full Frame and Best International
Documentary at the Galway Film Festival.


—- 2014 —-

E-TEAM, the Emmy-nominated and Sundance award-winning
documentary about the lives of four war crimes investigators, is
now out on Netflix.
David edited this high stakes thriller that shines a light on the
world of human rights work. Read the Variety review here.



Cutie and the Boxera Sundance winner and festival favorite, was
nominated for the 2014 Oscar for Best Documentary. David edited
this intimate story about the tumultuous 40 year marriage of two
Japanese artists. Cutie and the Boxer is now available on Netflix and iTunes.

—- 2013 —-

Mondays at Racine was Oscar-nominated in 2013. David edited
and also shot this HBO documentary about a Long Island hair salon
that opens its doors to cancer patients. “Mondays” is available on HBO GO.

—- 2012 —-

The Brooklyn Vitagraph Company helped produce a short video for Restore Red Hook, a fund to help the local businesses of Red Hook, Brooklyn, that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Donate here.


The Iran Job, the surprising and often hilarious story of an American basketball player in Iran, premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival. David edited the film, which is currently available on DVD, Netflix, iTunes and Amazon.



“Growing Hope Against Hunger” won a 2012 Primetime Emmy! The Sesame Street special was edited by David Teague.


 —- 2011 —-

Brooklyn Vitagraph co-presented a complete retrospective of British filmmaker John Samson at Anthology Film Archives in November 2011. Virtually unknown in the United States, Samson was a documentary pioneer who tackled subjects ranging from bondage fetishists to steam engine enthusiasts. More info HERE. Review of the program HERE.


Sun Come Up was nominated for a 2011 Oscar. David edited this film about the Carteret Islanders, a people forced to relocate their entire society because of rising seas.


Flicker NYC (2001-2011), New York’s festival of new Super 8mm films, ended a decade of events with a special and final 10th Anniversary show. Flicker NYC was founded in 2001 by David Teague and held over 20 screenings at the Knitting Factory, the Brooklyn Lyceum, and Southpaw. The festival screened over 150 Super 8 films, and supported numerous local Super 8 projects with grants. A more in depth look at Flicker NYC can be found at the Flicker NYC website.


—- 2010 —-


Brooklyn Vitagraph began development on a new documentary called “Our Man in Iquitos”. The film is about an aging rocker turned politician, set in the Peruvian Amazon. Watch the teaser HERE.


Our House, a documentary by David Teague and Greg King, had its world premiere at Hot Docs 2010. The Brooklyn Vitagraph Company co-produced this feature about an unorthodox homeless shelter run by anarchist Christian squatters. The film won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the DeadCENTER Festival 2010 and screened in June at the Brooklyn International Film Festival.

—- 2009 —-


David directed and produced Intifada NYC, which tells the story of the controversy over an Arabic language public school in post- 9/11 New York City. “Intifada NYC” played festivals from London to South Korea, followed by an international broadcast run, including Al Jazeera. Now available on Amazon Instant Video.


—- 2008 —-


Freeheld won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. David edited this film about a same-sex couple’s battle for equal rights. The film is currently being adapted into a fiction film starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page.



Love Suicides, David Teague’s underground Super 8 feature based on an 18th century Japanese bunraku play, played festivals all over the world, and was featured at the Cambridge Super 8 Film Festival.

"Love Suicides" (2007)


Brooklyn Vitagraph? The Brooklyn Vitagraph (vie-ta-graf) Company takes it name from Brooklyn’s silent film era Vitagraph Studios (1906 – 1925). The old Vitagraph Studios produced films on Avenue M in Midwood, Brooklyn, and the original smoke stack still shows the Vitagraph name.