Agent: Edward Hughes

David is a Writer/Director who has earned acclaim for his ability to draw out genuine, heartfelt stories and performances. His work is known for impactful and stylised touches that breathe emotional depth and resonance into his storytelling.

David’s love for creating narratives and directing performance led him to short films. His debut, ‘A Modest Defeat’, picked up awards around the world and received Official Selection at two Academy Award qualifiers. It has been watched by over six million people on YouTube – two million during its first month online.

He initially joined the film industry through post-production at the BBC, then moved into directing commercials. His clientele includes American Express, Coca-Cola, Nike, The Guardian and Virgin.

Short Films:


Proof of concept horror short
(Co-writer and Director)


Sibling rivalry drama with a sci-fi twist. Award-winning sci-fi short.
Adelaide International Youth Film Festival 2018 – Winner, Best Film 5-13
7 Petits Cailloux 2019 – Winner, Children’s Audience Award
Heart of Gold International Film Festival 2018 – Winner, Best Sound Design
Kinolub Poland International Film Festival 2019 – Winner, Best Short
(Writer and Director)