Dave Chan

Dave Chan

Writer/Producer at NAVY YARD FILMS
Producer, Screenwriter and Story Analyst

Brooklyn, New York

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About Dave

Dave Chan is an award-winning writer/producer from Brooklyn, NY and founder of production company, Navy Yard Films. His scripts and films have either won or placed in dozens of competitions worldwide including Austin Film Festival and the Academy Award-qualifying HollyShorts and Nashville Film Festival.

Dave recently produced "A Father's Son" a proof-of-concept for a series starring Ronny Chieng (Crazy Rich Asians) and Tzi Ma (The Farewell) that was adapted from a collection of popular detective novels. He is a co-writer and producer of "Sure-Fire" a feature crime-comedy currently in development about a NYC con man struggling with his midlife crisis. He is also producing his personal documentary "The Secret of B" that chronicles the search for his birth parents in Hong Kong after finding out he was adopted, a well-guarded family secret.

Dave is a candidate for an MFA in Film & TV Writing at Stony Brook University, a graduate program in partnership with Killer Films, headed by Artistic Director and veteran producer Christine Vachon.

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  • The Killer B's

    The Killer B's Action Comedy When fugitive agent and super-soldier Jessica Blecher is tracked down by the CIA, she must fight off deadly assassins while navigating the perils of raising her tween daughter.  THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT meets GILMORE GIRLS.

Credits

  • A Father's Son

    A Father's Son (2020)
    Film Producer

  • The Secret of B

    The Secret of B (2019)
    Documentary (Documentary) Subject, Producer

  • The Break

    The Break (2018)
    Film Co-Writer, Producer

  • Sure-Fire

    Sure-Fire (2017)
    Film Co-Writer, Producer

  • Rye Manhattan

    Rye Manhattan (2016)
    Film Writer, Producer

  • 8-Ball

    8-Ball (2016)
    Film by PTO Films, LLC / Adrian Manzano and Jose L. Cruz (Crime and Drama) Co-Writer, Executive Producer 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

    Come Back Hailey (2014)
    Film (short) by Ela Thier (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Associate Producer When a jobless fuck-up loses his girlfriend, he recruits his friend to help get her back.

  • What's Eating Dad?

    What's Eating Dad? (2014)
    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.

  • Ambushed

    Ambushed (2013)
    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

Awards

  • ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship (Semifinalist)
    (2020)

  • Fade In Awards (First Place)
    (2019)

  • iTVFest/Catalyst Content Festival (Finalist)
    (2019)

  • Nashville Film Festival (Winner)
    (2016)

  • WeScreenplay Diverse Voices (Finalist)
    (2016)

  • Austin Film Festival (Second Rounder)
    (2015)

  • Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition (Honorable Mention)
    (2015)

  • Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writing Contest (Quarterfinalist)
    (2014)

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