David grew up in London and after studying at Leeds, a Fulbright award took him to the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. His career started as an Editorial Assistant at
In 2004 he was on the writing team of one of the highest-rated and critically-slated sitcoms of recent years, BBC1’s Mad About Alice. In 2005 his one-man show ‘Taken In’ was translated into French for
Whilst at the school, David developed a TV series about a family of paparazzi, a sitcom about over-zealous secret service agents ‘M19.2.5’ and three feature films; But Seriously about two stand-up comics in love, Motherland about an adopted man confronting his birth mother, and the thriller Donkey Punch which was immediately optioned by Warp X Films.
His NFTS comedy short film about two divorced dads who think they have kidnapped the Prime Minister’s son, has been entered into several film festivals. Donkey Punch has now been produced
Other projects in development include Clever, a feature which he has rewritten for producer Angus Lamont with Jim Gilespie attached to direct, a comedy feature entitled Black Runin development with the UK Film Council and a second feature with Olly Blackburn in development with Littlebird Films.
EIFF announces prize money increase to £20,000 for the Michael Powell Award & the return of the Best Documentary Award
Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today announced that it has increased its prize money for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film to £20,000 for 2014. In addition, the Festival will also see the return of the Award for Best Documentary Feature Film after a three-year hiatus.