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More about DAVID

David's own story began with him making films at the age of 12, then winning an advertising slogan competition  and after working in the city and advertising he joined the BBC where he directed and produced many award winning films, became an Executive and Commissioner,  before forming Arturi, a cinema production company where he produced the Oscar Shortlisted, BAFTA & Emmy Nominated, BIFA and Prix Italia winning feature film “Mugabe and the White African. His dedication to story led him to found and run the International Screenwriters’ Festival which attracted Oscar and BAFTA winning talent.

He directed the popular BBC series "A CHANGE OF SEX" following trans pioneer Julia Grant's story.

He has directed some thirty full-length TV programmes all over the world (e.g. France, USA, Turkey, Iraq, Russia, Zimbabwe etc). He loves making good stories in any medium. Flexible and versatile across several genres (Nominations include BAFTA, Grierson, winner of  RTS, FIPA, & Glenfiddich) he is currently attached to cinema features "Brother of All Battles" for FoR Films, and "How Disaster Improved My Life" (developed with FFilm Cymru Wales) for Arturi Films. He wrote and directed "Black Car Home" shown at festivals including the BAFTA qualifying London Short Film Festival 2015.

He lectures on film and story, including at Reading University/Henley Business School's MACE programme for creative enterprise and previously at Falmouth, Manchester Universities & the Swedish Film Institute. He has run training for Scottish Screen, ITF, Skillset and Northern Ireland Film. ​He advises companies on their organisation's story and strategy, and story skills including for Blue Rubicon.

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