David Willis

David Willis

Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Studio City, Los Angeles County, California

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About David

Producer/Writer/Director. I am the first producer in the United States to successfully raise money with Equity Crowdfunding for a feature length narrative film. We raised over $900,000 in 10 months for our comedy "I'll Be Next Door for Christmas," and shot for 20 days in February of 2018, and are currently in postproduction (as of April). We've received numerous offers for distribution, and are weighing them all.

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Credits

  • I'll Be Next Door for Christmas

    I'll Be Next Door for Christmas (2018)
    Film (Comedy) Writer A comedy about a family that's crazy for Christmas. Except for the 16-year-old daughter -- her family's over-the-top Christmas celebrations have made her life miserable. When her long distance boyfriend decides to visit for the holidays, she's determined to spare him her family's Christmas obsession, so she hires actors to play her parents and stages a fake Christmas dinner in the empty house next door. What could go wrong?

  • I Bet Your Wife

    I Bet Your Wife (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer Two Russian shop keepers. One man after a refund. It's interrogation time.

  • Actor's Anonymous

    Actor's Anonymous (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Director Where do actor's turn when acting becomes everything? The short follows three British actresses in Hollywood and their struggles to give up their addictions to acting.

  • Reminder

    Reminder (2007)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Help Me, Oprah

    Help Me, Oprah (2005)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer A desperate woman needs help from Oprah Winfrey to stop smoking.

  • Renaissance Girl: The Short Film

    Renaissance Girl: The Short Film (2005)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer A young girl wants to be lady-in-waiting to the Queen at the Renaissance Faire, but so does every other girl at the Faire. Machiavellian maneuvers are needed to land the job.

  • Touched by an Atheist

    Touched by an Atheist (2004)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer In this parody, a wandering philosopher helps a young boy get the girl of his dreams.

  • Rewind

    Rewind (2004)
    Film (Drama and Short) Cinematographer As her husband heads to war in Iraq, a young wife exacts a promise that he will return home safely. Will that promise be all she has left?

  • After Love

    After Love (2003)
    Film (Drama and Short) Writer Add a Plot »

  • True Love

    True Love (2003)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Writer A woman wants to marry for a green card, but she could have so much more.

  • The Disappearing Girl Trick

    The Disappearing Girl Trick (2001)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer A junior TV producer (Susan Egan) goes undercover as a magician's assistant to expose his method of performing The Disappearing Girl Trick. Her comedic journey changes her life forever, and will make you think twice the next time you see a magician pull a cute bunny out of a hat. Written by David Jackson Willis

  • Caroline in the City

    Caroline in the City (1999)
    Television (Comedy and Romance) Writer Caroline Duffy is a successful cartoonist living in Manhattan whose comic strip "Caroline in the City" has become a huge hit. The strip is based on her own life, and the people in it - her occasional boyfriend Del and her best friend Annie. Aside from her career, however, Caroline's life is a mess, as is proven when she throws fruit out the window onto the street in a pathetic attempt to meet men. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

  • Cybill

    Cybill (1998)
    Television (Comedy) Writer Cybill Sheridan is a 40-something actress living in Los Angeles. Past her prime and working in an industry that worships youth, Cybill has the remnants of her two failed marriages all around her. Her ex-husbands, stuntman Jeff and novelist Ira, are always hanging around, sometimes sleeping on the couch. Also present are her two daughters, a grandson, and Cybill's hysterical and slightly alcoholic best friend, Maryann. Written by Jwelch5742

  • The Naked Truth

    The Naked Truth (1997)
    Television (Comedy) Actor After a messy divorce with her very rich and powerful husband, Nora Wilde refuses to accept his offer of $1.8 million and tries to make it on her own. Being a Pulitzer nominated photographer, the only place that even considers hiring her is a sleazy tabloid named "The Comet". She is forced to accept their offer and starts working there as a regular papparazzo. Celebrities like Tom Hanks and Anna Nicole Smith appear as themselves and try to fight off Nora's attempts to photograph them. Written by Danny Paikov <deepee@netvision.net.il>

  • Frasier

    Frasier (1996)
    Television (Comedy) Actor Dr. Frasier Crane, a successful Boston therapist, moves to Seattle to get a new start on life; he has a radio talk show, which he uses to relay his wit and wisdom to others, but at times he struggles with his own problems with his salt-of-the-earth father, his pretentious brother and his friends and co-workers. Written by Jwelch5742

  • Empty Nest

    Empty Nest (1990 - 1991)
    Television (Comedy and Family) Actor "Empty Nest" is set in Miami and tells of the day to day misadventures of a widowed pediatrician, Harry Weston, and his two adult daughters, Barbara and Carol Weston, who have come back to live with him after failed marriages. Much of the humour is derived from Barbara and Carols' ongoing attempts, and failure, to find the perfect partner, and once again leave the "nest". There is also the skirt-chasing next door neighbour, Charlie Dietz and Harry's southern nurse, Laverne Todd, unique for her unbelievable Hickory stories. Written by Campbelc <campbelc@ozemail.com.au>

  • The Golden Girls

    The Golden Girls (1989 - 1991)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Actor The Golden Girls is based on the lives and interactions of four older women who have all been divorced/widowed, and are now roommates. Dorothy's main goal during the series is to find a companion she can relate to while her mother Sophia adds her comical outlook and frequents "Picture This" stories. Rose's St. Olaf-ness makes her a little corny but lovable. One thing that changes nearly every episode is whom Blanche is courting. Written by John W. Hale

  • Working Girl

    Working Girl (1990)
    Television (Comedy) Actor This situation comedy based on the popular film featured more of the adventures of secretary Tess McGill in the office setting.

  • Renaissance Girl

    Renaissance Girl
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Writer A brilliant but uptight female computer programmer takes a job at a Renaissance faire, where she struggles with the idea that there may be more to life than just our ever-present computing devices.

Education

  • Autodidact

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