Biography

David is an award-winning director, writer and producer. 

 

His work in television has spanned almost two decades and over 100 hours of screen time. Career highlights include almost killing Jackie Chan by making him walk off a cliff in Tibet (Jackie Chan’s Green Heroes, National Geographic), travelling New Zealand to discover the latest in cutting edge science (Ever Wondered?, TVNZ7), building a miniature of Captain Scott’s tent (Target, TV3), eating boiled intestines in a nomad yurt on the Mongolian steppe (TRC, Shanghai Media Group) and investigating masculinity and violence

in maximum security prison (Paremoremo, Love + Radio).

David has made two multi-award-winning short films; Cold Fish in 2017 and Hot Chocolate in 2020. His next film, 

Canvass is scheduled for production in 2021. 

 

He won an NZWG SEED grant for his first feature script South West, which is now under option with producer

Nadia Maxwell at Overactive Imagination. His second feature script won the inaugural

Dunedin Shanghai Screenwriter's Residency. 

David is a dual citizen of New Zealand and the UK. 

 
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