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About David

I'm an Australian writer/editor and facilitator of writing workshops. I've written two films under contract for an Australian producer and this year am completing a screenplay about violence in the hearts of all men, and another film on perhaps the least popular subject known to man. Does this give me a working perversity? Dunno! I've run workshops for two decades, I was a television journalist for three decades; I wrote a $4.2million Aussie film no-one saw in SHOTGUN WEDDING and the script gave me street cred here in Sydney, but that was in the early nineties. I've studied acting to become a better writer and I've produced, written and directed two short films recently but won't be making any more until I get the budget in place. Making movies with favours doesn't work for me. I'm about to bite the bullet and become my own producer or at least find someone I trust and whose creativity I can share. I'm about to play a priest in a low budget movie so watch out for the agnostic priest. I love what I do and am happy to share my working knowledge.

Unique traits: My son Harry tells me I take any bad joke far beyond its limits. I do have an irreverence and a love of ideas. If it turns out there really is a hell then it may be a little hot but it'll be somewhere to meet like minds. My current passion is fasting because it helps me see inside beyond my personal glutton in ways I rarely have. My personality demands all or nothing and grey is my least favourite colour. I have no tolerance for intolerance and am deeply prejudiced against hatred and greed and environmental destruction. I prefer to think of myself as spiritual rather than religious and tend to peer beyond notions of post apocalyptic scenarios into a world that has got its shit together and can cope with good and evil as nature copes with nature. I could obviously rave further but this will do for now.

Credits

  • LIFE IS A MOVIE

    LIFE IS A MOVIE (2013)
    Film (short) by DEEP STAINS P/L Director/actor/producer

  • THE CHUNT

    THE CHUNT (2013)
    Film (short) by DEEP STAINS P/L Director/Producer/Writer

  • SWAT

    SWAT (1995)
    Film (short) by Screenplays O'Brien/D2 Pro Producer/Director/Writer

  • FIXXED

    FIXXED (1995)
    Film (short) by D2 Pro Producer/Director/Writer

  • SHOTGUN WEDDING

    SHOTGUN WEDDING (1992)
    Film by DAVID HANNAY PRODUCTIONS WRITER

  • DOWN TO EARTH

    DOWN TO EARTH (1990)
    Television by DOWN TO EARTH P/L Writer/Director/Producer

  • VOX POP

    VOX POP (1979)
    Film (short) by screenplays o'brien p/l/D2 Pro Writer/Director/Producer

Awards

  • BEST FILM and BEST SCREENPLAY/BREKFEST
    (1990)

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