David Pike has been involved in the filmmaking world for over 10 years now. He started by making music videos that have screened at film festivals in Australia, Germany, and cities fromLos Angeles, Detroit, and New York. He then wrote and directed his first short called Red Door, which played at the Cannes Short Film Corner, London, and the Arizona International Film Festival (Arizona Daily Wildcat called it Best of the Fest). Critics called Red Door a stunning debut with an impressive directorial style, and one of the top filmmakers to watch. Recently he wrote and directed his first drama/experimental called If It Kills You, which has screened at Arizona International Film Festival, Phoenix Comic-con Film Festival, and the Arivaca Film Festival.
He created a film series called Strange Behavior in which he screened cult films at The Loft,and other venues around Tucson. From that experience he decided to start a cult/genre film festival called the Arizona Underground Film Festival, which showcases filmmakers with definitive independent visions from around the world. Entering its 6th year, it has been called by critics as one of the biggest and best genre/cult film festivals in the country. He noticed that Tucson has never had a definitive outlet for just horror films on the festival circuit, and decided to create The Tucson Terrorfest. A horror film festival that now is entering its 3rd year, and will screen the best horror films from independent filmmakers. David Pike’s day job consists of working at Tucson’s only Indie film distribution company, BrinkVision. Where he acquires films for distribution, works PR for films, and is also the manager.
Name: David Pike
Lives in: Tucson, Arizona
Occupation: Director, Distributor, Host/presenter, Producer and Screenwriter