David Whelan

David Whelan

Screenwriter and Author

Clonmel, Ireland

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About David

Hi, I'm David Whelan from a small place called Monamolin in County Wexford, Ireland. I've always been a fan of film particularly science fiction and ever since I was 10 years old when I inadvertently caught a few minutes of a film my mother and brother were watching called 'Aliens' , I have been hooked on what the imagination can conjure up about alien life and their technology.

That night, I didn't sleep unfortunately, the thought of a Xenomorph bursting through the ceiling and ripping me apart was not good sleep therapy for a kid I can tell you that. Since then I have watched it numerous times and have it installed as my firm favourite movie of all time. Maybe it has that nostalgic factor of that night or maybe its just a brilliant technical masterpiece, atmospheric and eerie and kick-ass at the same time.

Funnily enough, that night when me mam realised that I was going to be tormented by the alien I was banished to my brothers room which had a small television and I switched it on to be greeted by a World Cup Qualifier between Ireland and Spain and thus that became my second love; football but moreso International football. Strange how things work out.

So nowadays I write many scripts, most never get done but the ones I do get done, do so because I believe I am unto something good. My catalogue of finished material is as a result not big, but as they say quality over quantity. Well I tell myself that anyway, the truth is another matter lol But I enjoy it, the challenge of weaving a tale that is realistic whilst fantastical at the same time. I'll be plugging away till I'm old and grey and everything else is a bonus. I also have two novels self published, The Silent Saga: Desolate and The Silent Saga: Secrets of Mandrania, a Sci-Fi Adventure series which I also have a Pilot script for a television series.

Unique traits: Fancy myself as a bit of a country singer.

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Loglines

  • Requital

    Requital Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller In a society crippled by an economic bust, the government decides they must reduce the legal systems budget. Four people thrown  together in a room, must sort their differences out however inhumane that may be and see first hand, just how deadly cutting costs truly are. A Broken Country. A Broke Government. A Bloody Justice System.

  • The Clock

    The Clock Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller It’s the eve of Immunity Day, a celebration of the end of sickness. But when one man coughs, eight strangers find themselves quarantined in a hospital ward. They soon learn they may be part of a larger conspiracy when one of them is killed.

  • Land of the Young: Fall of the Emerald City

    Land of the Young: Fall of the Emerald City Budget: $30M+ | Sci-fi Fantasy When an ancient enemy returns, the hidden city of Tir Na Nog must rise to defend the planet. But when the swift attack decimates the attempted defence, the remaining warriors must find the last hope for Earth before the Fomorians do.

  • The Silent Saga: Pilot

    The Silent Saga: Pilot Budget: $1M - $5M | Sci-fi Adventure Mandrania, a neutral planet selected for peace talks between four warring races suddenly becomes the galaxies last known inhabited zone . On the eve of peace talks, all communications off-world seize. Nobody knows why but no-one is coming and no-one responses to calls for help. The four colonies must survive on their own, but with suspicion rife and tempers flaring, can they do so? And why is the galaxy silent?

Awards

  • Queen Palm International Film Festival-Best Feature Script Dialogue for Requital (Honorable Mention)
    (2018)

  • Mindfield Film Festival-Gold Award Best Feature-Requital
    (2018)

  • Pinnacle Film Awards-Gold Award Best Feature-Requital
    (2018)

  • Royal Wolf Film Awards-Winner Best Feature-Requital
    (2018)

  • Rome Independent Prisma Awards Selected-Requital

  • 2dollar film festival semi-finalist-Requital

  • Independent Talents International Film Festival Finalist-Requital

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