DAVID MCCRACKEN is a Director, Writer, Producer, and Actor with a long and varied career in filmmaking and writing. He most recently earned his MFA in Film & Television Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He also has an MA in Creative Writing from Ball State University, as well as a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Evansville.
McCracken has been awarded numerous grants, scholarships, and honors for his creative work, most notably the prestigious 2011 USC James Bridges Memorial Scholarship for Directing, the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Science Foundation Production Award, and the USC Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Award for his short film “I Am Become Death.”
"OstrichLand," McCracken’s USC graduate thesis film, has been to more than twenty festivals around the world, including Vancouver, Australia, and Hong Kong. It won the Alexis Jury Prize for Best Emerging Student Filmmaker at Palm Springs, Best Student Film at Carmel International, and Best Editing/Best Comedy finalist at USC’s First Film. McCracken is currently developing “OstrichLand” into a feature.
McCracken’s most recent feature, the horror/thriller “Daylight,” is an Official Selection at London’s FrightFest and is now on VOD through Devolver Digital on a variety of platforms, including Amazon and iTunes.
To learn more about McCracken, his work, and his upcoming projects, visit www.david-mccracken.com.