Dawid Pypec was born in Rzeszow, Poland. After winning a visa lottery, at the age of 5, he and his family moved to New York City to pursue the American Dream. Dawid has been living in Brooklyn, NY since then. In High School, Dawid was exposed to the film industry. He and his classmates ventured out making a film about the foster care system in New York City called, Secrets Never Told: Stories from the Foster Care System. This film was shown at the Do It Your Damn Self Film Festival in Boston. Graduating from the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice, Dawid went on to follow his own dreams. Being the first in his family to attend college, Dawid got accepted to Skidmore College, Sarataga Springs, NY. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Management and Business, and the first to graduate with a minor in Arts Administration. At Skidmore, he was active in diversity programs and clubs, ran for a leadership position for the Asian Cultural Awareness Club, and created and directed his first short documentary film about social justice and hate crimes, Words of Hate. These activities helped him grow as a person. After graduation, Dawid became involved with NY Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT), which offered him the opportunity to meet another NYWIFT member Toni D'Antonio. After forging this new relationship, Dawid was asked to join the creative team at Shake The Tree Productions LLC as an Associate Producer. He continues to produce shorts and features both independently and with the Shake The Tree Team.
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