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James Bonato, Documentary Filmmaker


I have been making films professionally since 1989.  Specializing in weddings is quite rewarding, however making documentary films is the most fulfilling thing I have ever done.  My one goal in life is to help move people to a better place in their heart.  My greatest successes in doing this is through documentary films.  In 2015 I debuted "Three Cameos" at the AFI Theaters in Silver Spring.  It went on to be shown in a D.C. prison as well as high schools in Montgomery County, Maryland.  "The Smith Perspective" also came to AFI Theaters making it's debut in 2019.  Both films mirrored my passion for the human soul.  With always wearing my heart on my sleeve, I use it as a tool in making every film I produce whether it be a wedding, website video and of course documentary films.  I am 61, married to my soulmate, Rafat for 33 years and reside in Germantown, Maryland.


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