Dave Chan is an award-winning and versatile writer-producer from Brooklyn, NY who studied screenwriting at New York University. He is presently co-writing “The New 40,” an uproarious female-driven comedy in the vein of “Bridesmaids,” and is also penning “The Sullies,” an edgy heist drama set in 1990s Queens, both to be produced via his company, Navy Yard Films. He was a script consultant for such films as “Ambushed” starring Dolph Lundgren and several TV pilots, one of which was sold to FOX for development. His “Family Guy: What The Phuc?!” spec script placed in the top 15% as a Second Rounder in the Austin Film Festival. He is also a Winner of the Los Angeles Screenplay Contest, Acclaim TV Spec Script Competition, and WILDsound Film & Screenplay Festival as well as a Finalist in other notable screenwriting contests.
Dave is producing a number of feature films all in various stages of production, including “8-Ball,” a gritty, urban crime-drama starring Paul Ben-Victor from “The Wire” and Johnny "Roastbeef" Williams from “Goodfellas.” Dave is also a co-producer of the award-winning short film, “What's Eating Dad?” written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Michael Goldburg that's having a tremendously successful run in major festivals, picking up Best Film Awards along the way. Dave and Michael are currently co-producing SURE-FIRE, a hilarious feature comedy that they both co-wrote about a New York City con man dealing with his mid-life crisis.
Name: Dave Chan
Lives in: Brooklyn, New York
Company: NAVY YARD FILMS
Occupation: Producer, Screenwriter and Story Analyst
Unique traits: Award-winning writer-producer based in Brooklyn, New York
Film by PTO Films, LLC / Adrian Manzano and Jose L. Cruz (Crime and Drama) Executive Producer / Co-Writer 8-BALL is a crime drama that chronicles the lives of Johnny and his three childhood friends in Queens, New York and their fateful encounter with neighborhood mobster, Ramone Torzo. Events that occurred 10 years ago in the gritty pool halls of New York City resurface and threaten Ramone's new high-powered life in modern-day Hollywood. Sensing the inevitable collision course with history, Ramone eventually discovers that a man can never truly escape his past. Featuring Paul Ben-Victor (The Wire, True Romance) and Johnny "Roastbeef" Williams (Goodfellas, The Mask), 8-BALL uses archived footage filmed over 10 years ago in New York City as flashbacks.
Come Back Hailey
Film (short) by Ela Thier (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Producer When a jobless fuck-up loses his girlfriend, he recruits his friend to help get her back.
What's Eating Dad?
Film (short) by Michael Goldburg (Comedy and Horror) Producer When Chloe meets her boyfriend's parents for the first time, what's really for dinner is something she never imagined. Welcome to WHAT'S EATING DAD?, award-winning filmmaker Michael Goldburg's darkly funny portrait of family dysfunction... and other horrors. In the vein of Woody Allen meets 'Shaun of the Dead,' WHAT'S EATING DAD? is a horror comedy about literally surviving the future in-laws. In worldwide distribution.
Film by Anchor Bay Films / Giorgio Serafini (Action, Crime and Drama) Script Consultant In the frenetic underbelly of Los Angeles, Agent Maxwell closes in on an international cocaine smuggling operation run by criminal mastermind Vincent Camastra. When Agent Beverly Royce goes undercover with the drug dealers and finds herself deeper than she can handle - the case becomes personal for Maxwell who has to combat ruthless killers and dirty cops in an all-out action filled finale to bring the criminals to justice. Written by Ivan Wong
Austin Film Festival (Second Rounder)
Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
WILDsound Film & Screenplay Festival
Acclaim TV Scriptwriting Competition
My Final Shot Production - Best Picture "What's Eating Dad?"
Los Angeles Screenplay Contest
Hollywood Screenplay Contest