Noah DeBonis was born in the Philippines, raised in Japan, and eventually settled in Miami, Florida where he received his BSC in Communications and an MFA in Film Production both from the University of Miami.
Noah has directed, edited, and shot several award winning documentaries and short films. He won the “Best Director” award from the University of Miami Canes Film Festival for his undergraduate thesis film “The Convert.” In Graduate school his narrative short film “After You” was selected to screen at Paramount Studios in California as part of the LA Films Showcase. The following year, his documentary film “Do Tell,” which is about the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law and was filmed on a military base in northern Japan, won the Best Documentary Award at the University of Miami Film Festival and screened at Paramount Studios. “Do Tell” also screened at the Miami Short Film Festival, The Miami International Film Festival, where it won “Best Documentary” in the Cinema Slam category, the GI Film Festival, Bronx Film Festival, and others. It has since screened on Military Bases around the world during LGBT Pride Month festivities. Noah’s latest short film, “Posthumous” has won the Dean’s Award at the University of Miami as well as Best Short Film at the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival. It is currently screening on the film festival circuit.
Noah owned and operated his own video production company based out of Miami. He has worked continuously with such clients as the Miami Art Museum, Herzog and De Meuron, The Mardis Gras Casino and Raceway, Eastern Aero Marine, Equip XP, The De La Cruz Collection, Garmat USA, University of Miami, and others. For most of his commercial work, Noah has acted as director, editor, cameraman, and lighting and sound designer. He is very comfortable in all aspects of film production, and a more detailed list of his skills can be found here. Noah has also been involved with professional film and television sets in different capacities. A link to his resume can be found here.
Noah has a background in film production education beginning as a graduate teaching assistant and adjunct professor for the University of Miami Summer Scholars program. He is currently the IB Film and Broadcast Journalism professor at Windermere Preparatory School in Windermere, Florida. Noah’s contact information can be found here.