Dave Jannetta

Dave Jannetta
(707) 826-5495
TA 113

Office Hours Spring 2024: Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Zoom (or in-person, by appt.) (schedule HERE; Zoom room link HERE)

Dave Jannetta is an award-winning documentary and narrative filmmaker. His documentary feature "Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere” premiered at the Hot Docs International Film Festival and went on to play many prestigious festivals including Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival, DOC NYC, the Bend Film Festival, and The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, where it took the Big Sky Award.

He recently completed a documentary project with the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation titled 'A'-t'i' Xwee-ghayt-nish (Still, We Live On). This film explores the ongoing efforts of the Nation to preserve and revitalize their language and culture after being nearly exterminated at the hands of colonizer settlers starting in the 1850s.

Prior to teaching students film production at Cal Poly Humboldt, Dave owned 32-20 Productions where he created commercial and corporate films for a wide range of clients. Early in his career, Dave served as personal assistant to Peter Jackson through North American production of "The Lovely Bones", and spent a year abroad working at Jackson’s WingNut Films in Wellington, New Zealand.

Dave holds an MFA in Film Production from Temple University (2019), is a graduate of Penn State University (Finance/Film Studies; 2005), and an alumnus of Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School (winter 2012).

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