David Shapiro

David Shapiro is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York. His limited non-fiction series Untitled Pizza Movie, which he wrote and directed, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and has an exclusive online run at Metrograph between February 26 and March 14. Shapiro’s feature documentaries include Missing People (2016), a nonfiction mystery following enigmatic art dealer Martina Batan as she investigates her brother’s long unsolved murder, and Keep the River on Your Right (IFC, 2001), winner of an Independent Spirit Award and a Jury Award at IDFA, based on Tobias Schneebaum’s iconic book about his life among the Harakambut People in the Amazon in the 1950s. David wrote and produced Finishing Heaven (HBO, 2009), for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. Shapiro’s visual art has been exhibited extensively in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including shows at MoMA, the Tate, the Norton and the Brooklyn Museum. His work is included in many prominent collections, including the Tate, the Whitney and the collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody.


A Man Doing the Most Basic Thing, Breathing

By David Shapiro | February 26, 2021

A Man Doing the Most Basic Thing, Breathing

Filmmaker and artist David Shapiro shares journal entries from the making of his latest project, Untitled Pizza Movie, which is out this week.