DON BASTIDA - WRITER/FILMMAKER
DON BASTIDA - WRITER/FILMMAKER

About Me

Don is a 28 year radio veteran who began his career broadcasting Bay Area traffic reports from the sky and on the ground on stations such as KCBS, KRQR, KTIM and KSRO. In 1992, he helped found the San Francisco Bureau of Shadow Broadcast Services.

 

In 1998, Don came to Los Angeles as the Director of Operations for AirWatch America. In the years that followed, AirWatch grew to be the largest traffic reporting operation in the country with over 60 broadcasters handling 42 radio affiliates, including KFI, KIIS, and KOST, and one television affiliate, ABC7, in the Southern California region. 



 

While in LA, Don made the occasional on-air appearance doing news and traffic on KFI, KTLK and KRLA.

 

He attended San Francisco State University and in 1990 was a National Collegiate Debate Champion. In the past few years he has written, produced and/or directed 6 short films as well written 4 feature length scripts.

 

Don’s has two projects that have toured the film festival circuit.  Both are short films, Accused (directed by Marcus Casian) and I Scream, You Scream (directed by Michael Switzer).  

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  • John Fleming (Sunday, January 20 13 01:19 pm EST)

    Don
    Just attended the Irvine Film Festial and saw your film, The Accused.Although my main reason to attend the festival was to meet Mark Rydell. I worked with him on the movie The Crime of the Century
    about 15 years ago.He was the most impressoive director of the 77 films I appeared in.It was great seeing him again but I don't think he remembered me. I had a part in the courtroom scene. I really
    enjoyed your film with the twist at the end. My son, Michael, is studying to be a film composer at Chapman University. He has already composed music for a few films and a car commerical. Maybe he
    could contribute his talents to one of your upcoming projects...Anyhow, an interesting time at the film festival. Best of luck to you in the future!
    John

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