About orLater Productions

orLater Productions is dedicated to innovative filmmaking. Founded by Todd Davis, orLater has produced many short narrative and documentary films, including the award-winning In The Tradition of My Family (working title Through Line), screenplay by Todd Davis, based on the short story by Phil LaMarche.

Todd has extensive directing experience with short film projects. His efforts contributed to numerous festival-selected and award-winning short films. Todd also has a strong interest in teaching and editing, having cut over 60 short narrative and documentary films, and was 1st assistant director on
Rubberneck, an independent feature film by Alex Karpovsky that premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.  Todd was also 1st assistant director for the mtvU/MSN/Boston University-produced sitcom pilot "Roller Palace" directed by Paul Schneider (watch "Roller Palace" here).

 

Todd's IMDb.com entry

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Todd Davis on the set of
In The Tradition of My Family
June 7, 2005
(Photograph by Christopher Plummer.
©2006 orLater Productions. All rights reserved.)

Todd is the owner of orLater Productions LLC (www.orlater.com), the production company for In The Tradition of My Family, selected for Volume 34 of Ohio State University's The Journal of Short Film, and featured at the following film festivals:

New York Film Festival 2006
Philadelphia Film Festival 2006 - Best Narrative Short
Rhode Island International Film Festival 2006 - Grand Prize, New England Student Competition
Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2007
Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films 2006
Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 2006
Killington Film Festival 2007 - Best Short Film
Plymouth Independent Film Festival 2006 - Best Student Film
DC Independent Film Festival 2006 - Audience Award for Best Short
Redstones Los Angeles 2006 - 1st place
Boston Film Night 2006 - Audience Favorite, Best Screen Actors Guild Film
WorldFest Houston International Film Festival 2006 - Silver Remi Award for Cinematography
Boston Underground Film Festival 2006 - Runner up, Most Promising New England Filmmaker
Redstone Film Festival 2006 - 3rd place
Longbaugh Film Festival 2006 - Best of Shorts encore program
Munich International Festival of Film Schools 2006 - Nominated, Prix Interculturel for Best Film Fostering Intercultural Dialogue
FAIF International Film Festival 2006 - Nominated, Best Supporting Actor (Paul Kmiec)
Chicago Underground Film Festival 2006 - two screenings
Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival 2006 - two screenings
Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival 2006 - screenings in Tel Aviv and Nazareth
Santa Fe Film Festival 2006 - two screenings
Chlotrudis Short Film Festival 2006/2007 - eight screenings
Lake County Film Festival 2007 - two screenings
West Chester Film Festival 2006 - two screenings
Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival 2007 - two screenings
Lake Forest Film Festival 2006 - two screenings
The Artists' Exchange Short Film Festival 2007 - two screenings
Humboldt Film Festival 2007
Big Bear Lake International Film Festival 2006
Northampton Independent Film Festival 2006
Rome (GA) International Film Festival 2007
Boston Cinema Census 2007
Filmstock International Film Festival 2006
Boston International Film Festival 2006
New England Film & Video Festival 2006
Delray Beach Film Festival 2006
Marblehead Festival of Arts Winter Film Festival 2007
New Hampshire Film Expo 2006
Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival 2006
Albuquerque Film Festival 2009
FilmGate International Student Film Festival 2006
Naked Eye College Film Festival 2006
Acton Boxborough Cultural Council OUR WORLD Film Festival 2009
North End Music and Performing Arts Center Short Film Festival 2009
International Student Film Festival Hollywood 2006
Century City Shorts & Screenplay Fest 2006


Todd is currently teaching Film Production:The RED Camera (a film from the Spring 2015 class, "Reflexivity," WON the The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Boston/New England annual 2016 College University Emmy award in the Short Form - Fiction category, and the National Broadcasting Society’s annual student competition award in the Short Film category.  A film from the Spring 2013 class, "Bitter Roast," was nominated for a New England Emmy award) at Curry College.  He has taught undergraduate 16mm Film Production at Boston University, Curry College, and Fitchburg State University, and graduate-level Avid Digital Video Editing and graduate-level Video Production at Boston University. 

Todd teaches Screenwriting at Curry College, and has also taught Screenwriting at Regis College.

Other courses Todd has taught include Digital Film Production Fundamentals, Film Directing and Camera Acting,  Digital Documentary and Moviemaking, Intro to Film: History of Film, Film Criticism, and Intro to Film: Art and Form at Curry College, and Avid Digital Video Editing at The New England Institute of Art

Todd holds an MFA degree (with distinction) in Film Production from Boston University. In The Tradition of My Family is his graduate thesis film. He received a merit scholarship from B.U. for his outstanding work, and was a teaching assistant for four semesters of the course 'Directing the Theatrical and Television Film.' He was named runner-up for The Most Promising New England Filmmaker award at the 2006 Boston Underground Film Festival.  Todd also holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst