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A passionate filmmaker that strives to tell stories in order to enrich and better the lives of others.


Motion Picture Film Director/DP/Editor
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Work History

Aug 2009Present


4th Street Productions

As the founder and lead director at 4th Street Productions, I have built this company from the ground up making sure each and every component lives up to the standard of excellence that parallels the quality of work in our videos. I have personally worked with each client to ensure that their vision is upheld by listening and planning each step of the way. My biggest goal when creating these films is to make the viewers feel the message so that they are left with a lasting effect.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: pitching ideas, writing, producing, directing, shooting, editing, budgeting, managing and overseeing a variety of simultaneous video productions, managing asset collection, consulting with the client at the start of the process and at regular periods throughout the pre-production, production and post-production process; collaborate with other members of the production team as well as a variety of third-party/external vendors, and will report to the Executive Producer of each production.

Clients and Organizations that have hired Damian: ETA Advertising, Mayor Robert Garcia, Solid Landings, Angel Speak, LPN TV Network, LB TIme Exchange, Housing LB, Center for Community Change, Ford, Tomorrow's Roundtable, LBS Financial, Green Prize Festival, Art Du Vin, Wilmore 9 Film Festival, Project 22, Grow Awareness, Sole Searching LB, Emerald in the Rough Documentary, Long Beach Grand Prix, Lamu FIlms, The Tek Help, and more.



OPI Film Club

He brought his knowledge of the film business to allow the teenager of this club program to develop their own creations.



Lifeline Education Charter School

At this Compton Charter School, Damian put his teaching skills to use with these at risk kids.  He taught them to tell their own stories through learning certain video techniques.

Sep 2012Mar 2015


Lamu Films

As a key player in the success of Lamu Films, I helped to pave the way not only technically but creatively as well. Lamu Films had produced two feature films at the time I was brought on but with little success. Since my involvement, we were able to produce a third feature which is already playing at film festivals and the two previous films are being revamped so that they can be distributed. Currently I serve as a part time co producer and film consultant and have helped Lamu Films hire new staff so their reach can expand.

Responsibilities included, but are not limited to: editing, budgeting, hiring crew, delegating production duties, casting, social media advertising, DVD duplication,; collaborate with other members of the production team as well as a variety of third-party/external vendors, pitching ideas, writing, producing, directing, shooting,.

Jul 2007Aug 2009



As a freelance videographer, I worked under several production companies learning the ins and outs of the industry. I worked on several shoots involving the Long Beach City Government, Event Videography, TV pilots, TV shows, Documentaries, Commercials, and Promos. Various companies and organizations included: Long Beach Funk Festival, Long Beach Film Foundation, 9th District - City Council of Long Beach, Cruzin' LA, LB CInematheque, Summer and Music, Chris Simpson Comedy Central Special, and more.


Aug 2007May 2009

Film Production

Long Beach City College

Studied Film Production, Photography, Theater, Editing, TV, Sound production, and more. Also became the assistant to the department chair of the LBCC Film Department. Was elected president of the LBCC Filmmakers Association for a total of two semesters and won several awards with my student films.

Aug 2003May 2004

Multi Media Communications, and Spanish

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Led production team to high acclaim and best grades in film classes. Studied Film, Editing, Maya, Spanish.

Director's Bio

Hailing from the mountains of Western North Carolina, Damian Apunte discovered his fascination with film through his early obsession with video games, music videos, films, and ultimately, filmmaking as an undergraduate student at The University of North Carolina at Asheville. 
Now based in Long Beach, California, Damian has kindled his creative passion as Director of 4th Street Productions. Throughout his film career he has directed and produced films that have won awards at various local film festivals as well as an international festival in London. With his love for cinema and community, he’s undertaken numerous influential roles both in his educational and professional careers such as: President of LBCC Filmmakers Association, Lead Film Coordinator for The Art Society of Long Beach, President of the Long Beach Film Festival, and the Director of Production for the Long Beach Film Foundation.

Film Productions

"Grow Awareness" Documentary Series, DP/Editor, Rise Up, 2016

"Copa America Centenario" Commercial, Director/DP, Sprint, 2016

"Univision Promo Video/Photos" Commercial, Director/DP, Univision, 2016 

"Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center" 5 commercials, Director, 4th Street Productions, 2016 DP Diego Torroija

"Preppers" Web Series, Director/DP, 4th Street Productions, 2016 Co-Directors Adam Fiske

"Emerald in the Rough" Documentary, DP, G&G Motion Pictures, 2016 Directors Duke Givens and Antonio Gilbreath

"Dream Big" Documentary, Director/Producer, Lamu Films, 2016 Executive Producer John Case 

"Project 22" Documentary, Camera Operator, 4th Street Productions, 2015 Director Daniel Egbert

“Gain” Short Film, Director/Producer, 4th Street Productions, 2014 Executive Producer: Damian Apunte

“Gettin’ Lucky” Web Series, Producer/DP, 4th Street Productions, 2014 Executive Producer: Elliot Bush

“Fallen Butterflies” Documentary, Producer/DP, Havenly Blue, 2014 Executive Producer: Kelsey Grace

“Once Upon a Zorro” Short Film, DP, Olive Leaf Productions, 2013 Executive Producer: George Zakk

“The Cost of Living” Documentary, Director/Editor/DP, Housing Long Beach, 2013 Executive Producer: Kerry Gallagher

"Scorpion 6” Feature Director/Producer/DP, Lamu Films, 2013 Executive Producer: Lamu Entertainment “Subversion” Feature, DP/Producer, All For One, 2013 Executive Producer: Ken Wilson

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