David was awarded a skillset bursary to study an MA at the London Film School. In his
final term Ken Loach (The Wind That Shakes The Barley, I, Daniel Blake) agreed to be his mentor and David spent time in the casting process and was with Ken on set for The Angel’s Share, where he worked on the film’s making of.
His short films have screened and won awards at festivals around the world, and Saturday was bought by AMC for distribution on their Sundance Channel, and by Shorts International. He has recently directed Car Keys, starring Robert Daws (Poldark, The Royal), and produced Bafta-winning director Jonas Grimas latest film. David is scheduled to direct The Temp, a feature-length project, in Chicago in 2021.
David has also worked on many non-fiction projects. Two of his documentaries, dealing with changing attitudes towards gender and sexuality in sport, recently screened on Sky Sports. He has also directed theatre for The Kenneth Branagh Awards, and directed many charity and promotional videos, both in the UK and overseas.
Alongside this, David has broad experience in film education. He created and managed the outreach department at LFS, providing free filmmaking education to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and devised the BFI funded Filmmaking Academy - a series of 7-day workshops designed to allow young people to make their first films. He continues his outreach work as a tutor for Creative Sparkworks, a charity in Vauxhall, working with disadvantaged talented adults from under-represented groups, and also teaches screen acting at The International School of Screen Acting at 3 Mills Studios.