Dave Oates

Dave Oates

Assistant Director, Crew, Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Gaffer/lighting Technician, Key Grip, Location Scout, Production Assistant and Screenwriter

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Member Since:
November 2015
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About Dave

I've worked as a Production Assistant and Locations Assistant on Union shoots. On non-union I have worked as a 2nd 2nd A.D. to 1st A.D. and enjoy writing and Directing my own projects as well



  • Frankenstein: Heart of a Champion

    Frankenstein: Heart of a Champion (2015)
    Film (short) by Mark Yancey (Comedy, Fantasy and Sport) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Concussion

    Concussion (2015)
    Film by Peter Landesman (Drama and Sport) Miscellaneous Crew Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu's emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

  • The Last Witch Hunter

    The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
    Film by Breck Eisner (Action, Adventure and Fantasy) Miscellaneous Crew The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including KAULDER, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful QUEEN WITCH, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the QUEEN curses KAULDER with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today KAULDER is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to KAULDER, the QUEEN WITCH is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race. Written by Lionsgate

  • Fathers and Daughters

    Fathers and Daughters (2015)
    Film by Gabriele Muccino (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A Pulitzer-winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own.

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
    Film by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia. Written by Toby Padilla

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    Restaurant: Impossible (2014)
    Television (Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew Turning around a failing restaurant is a daunting challenge under the best of circumstances. Attempting to do it in just two days with only $10,000 may be impossible, but that's exactly what Chef Robert Irvine sets out to do in his new Food Network show, Restaurant Impossible. Robert will use a little MacGyver and a lot of muscle to rescue these desperate places from complete collapse. Can one man, in two days, with $10,000, turn the tide of a failing restaurant and give hope to the owners and their employees? Find out as Robert Irvine takes on Restaurant: Impossible. Written by Anonymous

  • Sentient

    Sentient (2014)
    Television (Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A group of doctors go on a sabbatical in the backwoods of Southern Ontario. They stumble upon a virus that is self aware. Can they stop its spread and save humanity?

  • Not Cool

    Not Cool (2014)
    Film by Shane Dawson (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A group of former high school students come back home for Thanksgiving. During the few days back they undertake things like partying, relationships, and reconnecting with family. The teenagers experience how to let go of high school and move on with their lives. Written by Chesney Munro

  • 1863

    1863 (2013 - 2014)
    Television (History) Art department, Actor

  • M Is for Mothership

    M Is for Mothership (2013)
    Film (short) by Aaron J. Shelton (Horror and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • The Italian Hour

    The Italian Hour (2013)
    Film (short) by David J. Oates (Documentary) Director The Italian Hour has been a staple in Fairmont, WV. The all Italian speaking radio show has been on the air for over 65 years. It has kept an Italian rich community connected to their roots. It was created by Nick Fantasia and is still under operation by his son Nick Fantasia. This is the story of the trials and tribulations an Italian family went through to get this show started and what it means to be family. Written by David J. Oates

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