Suffolk Student Shares Idea for Future Film
Published: Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 16:10
David Lawlor is a junior at Suffolk University who is pursuing a degree in film studies. Dave has been making films since he was about six years old, and would easily say that it is his passion. Lawlor is from North Providence Rhode Island, but has a very interesting story that he would like to turn into a future documentary.
Dave was born in Pune, India; where at the age of two, he was adopted and came to the United States. The reason he was put up for adoption was because his original parents had a disability. Living the majority of his life in the US, Lawlor has never returned to India since he was adopted. The idea for his film would be him going back to Pune to visit his parent if they're still around. He plans on taking the trip with a few friends, after he finishes college. Dave realizes that there may be some obstacles along the way. For one, he doesn't even know if the orphanage still exists. Secondly, he doesn't know much about his actual parents besides the minimal bit of information he was given. He describes it as a journey to find out who his parents were and what they were like. It would take a lot of time and research for Dave to make this a successful documentary, but he certainly has high hopes.
"The same goes for all adapted children. Some of them may not know their parents so I think that it will be a cool documentary about adoption because I'm not the only one, I'm sure there are plenty of other kids who wonder the same. Also being different, because I'm dark skinned living in a white family so just to go through some of those details and tell people my situation with being adopted," said Lawlor.
Dave also spoke about how it could be a tragic story or a happy movie, depending on the results of his trip. But either way, he just wants to show his journey through the camera and let other adopted people know that they aren't alone.
The toughest part about making this documentary for Dave would be funding. His plan is to reach out to adoption centers and organizations all around Rhode Island. He is also thinking about renting out a venue to screen some films and ask for donations.
Aside from planning this documentary, Dave is also busy working on his small Indie Film Company called BBoy Aladdin Video Productions. He also has a Youtube channel with 262,944 worldwide views. His films include a variety of topics such as: documentaries, break dancing, comedy, music videos, and much more. Despite all of the great work he has done, the piece that stands out the most to him is his internship reel. Over the summer, Dave interned with Hot 106 (a radio station in Rhode Island) and got to film events with many different artists and celebrities. Through the duration of the internship he kept his footage and put it all together in a montage.
"Just being out on the field at certain events, or doing skits with the radio personalities is a crazy experience," said Lawlor about his internship with Hot 106.
To view some of Dave's great films, visit his Youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/indiandave34