David Winstone

Writer/Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Michelle Archer
Assistant: Ceci Mazzarella

Film, TV & Theatre

David Winstone won a Student Oscar in 2012, for his short film FOR ELSIE, which was his graduation film from the University of Westminster. After the success of FOR ELSIE, David was awarded the David Lean scholarship to attend the National Film and Television School, and graduated soon after in 2015.

Having made several successful short films, David’s work also includes TV Drama, most recently directing two blocks of RIVER CITY for the BBC. He also directed second unit on Neil Cross’ drama HARD SUN for Euston Films / BBC One.

 

FOR ELSIE

“FOR ELSIE' demonstrates the wealth of talent which is being harboured and nurtured at the University of Westminster Film School.” Paul Trijbits, Executive Producer at Ruby Films

“I saw FOR ELSIE at the BAFTA showcase late last year and think it is one of the most brilliant and talented British Short films of the last decade.” Nicolas Kent, Director of the Tricycle Theatre and Cinema

Television

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RIVER CITY

2018

BBC 1 Scotland

Director. Continuing series.

HARD SUN

2017

Euston Films/ BBC 1

Second Unit Director.
Starring Jim Sturgess, Agyness Deyn, Jojo Macai and Nikki Amuka-Bird
Writer: Neil Cross.
Producer: Hugh Warren.
Exec Producer: Kate Harwood.

RIVER CITY

2017

BBC1 Scotland

Director, 2 episodes.
Exec Producer: Kieran Hannigan.
Producer: Martin Mccardie.

Short Films

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SICK

2015

National Film and Television School

Writer and Director, 16'.
Producer: Josh Lowe.
*Nominated in Postgraduate Drama category, RTS Student Television Awards, 2016.

THE FUNNY ONE

2014

National Film and Television School

Writer, Director and Producer. 23'.

THE LAST HAND

2013

National Film and Television School

Writer and Director. 17'.
Producer: Josh Lowe.
*Screened at Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2014.
*Screened at Camerimage International Film Festival 2014.

FOR ELSIE

2011

University of Westminster

Director. 23'. Starring Blake Ritson.
Producer: Gemma Priggen.
*Winner, Gold, Student Academy Awards, 2012.
*Winner of Bronze Award at International Film and Video Festival of Beijing, 2011.
*Winner of Audience Award at VGIK International Student Film Festival, Moscow, 2011.
*Winner of Avid Learning on Screen Award, 2012.
*Winner of Audience Award at Exposures Student Film Festival, 2012.
*Honourable Mention at Next Reel Film Festival, Singapore, 2012.
*Official Selection at Sehsuechte Film Festival, 2012.
*UK Representative in One Country, One Film, France.
*Official Selection at Palm springs international shortfest, 2012.
*Official Selection at Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, 2012.
*Winner of Best Fiction at Royal Television Society Awards, 2012.
*Screening as part of Best UK Shorts Programme at Raindance Film Festival, 2012.

BEDLAM

2011

Writer.
*Official Selection: Screentest National Student Film Awards, 2012.

WRONG LOVE

2010

University of Westminster

9'.
Producer: Martin Dixon.

BE MIME

2009

University of Westminster

4'.

A HAPPY MEDIUM

2009

University of Westminster

10'. Documentary.
Producer: Jonny Burns.

FRIDAY

2007

5'.
*Winner of Cambridge Film Consortium Youth Film Festival.

Other

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HEAD THIRD

2010

Mr O, Music Video