David Winstone

Writer/Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Michelle Archer
Assistant: Grace Baxter

Film, TV & Theatre

David Winstone won a Student Oscar 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,where he completed a two year MA in Directing.

Having made several successful short films, David’s credits also include TV Drama, working on RIVER CITY for the BBC and directing second unit on GANGS OF LONDON for Sky and 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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GANGS OF LONDON

2020

Sky/Pulse Films

Second Unit Director.
Writer: Claire Wilson
Producer: Hugh Warren
Starring: Joe Cole

RIVER CITY

2018 - 2020

BBC 1 Scotland

Director.
Executive Producer: Kiaran Hannigan

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.

Short Films

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SICK

National Film and Television School

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

THE FUNNY ONE

National Film and Television School

Writer, Director and Producer. 23'.

THE LAST HAND

National Film and Television School

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

FOR ELSIE

University of Westminster

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

BEDLAM

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

WRONG LOVE

University of Westminster

9'.
Producer: Martin Dixon.

BE MIME

University of Westminster

4'.

A HAPPY MEDIUM

University of Westminster

10'. Documentary.
Producer: Jonny Burns.

FRIDAY

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

Other

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HEAD THIRD

2010

Mr O, Music Video