David comes from coastal Somerset. He trained in script-writing at Bournemouth and directing at BOV.
He started his career as a theatre director and has worked at the Yvonne Arnaud, Colchester Mercury, Theatre by the Lake, York Theatre Royal and Bristol Old Vic among others; productions have included ‘HAIR’, ‘CRAZY GARY’S MOBILE DISCO’ and ‘SALAD DAYS’. He also devised, directed and designed the UK premiere tour of ‘A DISTANT COUNTRY CALLED YOUTH’, based on the writings of Tennessee Williams. It got five star reviews, one critic saying, ‘An inspiration to anyone, particularly the young, to follow their dreams’.
David enjoys creating performances with young people and those with specific needs. He has been involved in new writing projects at Southwark Playhouse and has designed and delivered training at several leading UK drama schools.
David has been mentored by film, theatre and television professionals including Richard Kwietniowski (Owning Mahowney) and Gilles Mackinnon (Hideous Kinky, Regeneration, Small Faces etc) and Mike Holden (Sherlock Holmes).
He has recently written his first feature screenplay, ‘SPRING IN JUNE’ – set near where he grew up – and has also directed a pilot for the film. Other screen projects include a Writer’s Room proposal for Fiction Factory Films, story-lining a micro budget sit-com and several feature treatments (PLEASE SEE ‘ADDITIONAL INFORMATION’). The full feature of 'SPRING IN JUNE' is currently being budgeted.
Ed Thomas (Fiction Factory Films) describes both David and his characters as possessing a ‘Renegade Spirit’.
David is represented by Pauline Asper Management:
t: 01424 870412
STANDING 8 COUNT (short)
Mental Health transcends ethnicity, gender, age and ideology; it doesn’t discriminate. Desperate to feel again, a Boxer rejects her medication and trains to go round-for-round with the one person who can take her down: Herself.
Prod - Hannah Shipley
Status - Pre-Production
GHOSTS OF MANN (feature - treatment available)
In a starving post-apocalyptic Britain seven prisoners are forced to vote on who will be eaten but as they battle for humanity one discovers the delusions infecting their reality are a means to survival.
FISH DIVE (feature)
Details to follow.
CHASING RAINBOWS (feature)
Details to follow.