David graduated from the film program at Temple University and quickly found work on both indie films and Hollywood features. He has written, been hired to write and/or doctor nearly 25 feature film screenplays, one of which, “What Matters Most,” was produced in New York City in 2007 and another one, “Aftermath,” was optioned by an L.A. producer. He has reviewed films for national publications and, in 2010, he contributed a chapter on the history of photography to publisher Walter Foster’s The Daily Book of Photography.
David believes that, while technology is important, it is not enough for a film to merely look good, films have to be about something that touches, provokes or otherwise moves an audience and that the source of this content originates in the writing. He specializes in screenplays for ultra-low-budget films.
David’s 1995 film, “The True Meaning of Cool” (20 minutes, color, black and white, film and video) won an award from the American Film Institute. “Jumpcuts: An Art Film” (2 minutes, black and white film) was produced in 1996 and “The Audition” (10 minutes, color HD video) was shot in New York City in 2009.
David enjoys writing about himself in the third person (one of his favorite films is “The Third Man”) and he tries to start all paragraphs with the word “David.”
Class Schedule, Fall 2015
|TH||10:00AM - 12:50PM||Craft Sem: Writing Short Film|
|M||01:00PM - 03:50PM||Intermediate Screenwriting I|
|M||10:00AM - 12:50PM||Screenwriting Wksp-Non Majors|