David J McDonald
Following my childhood in London, I began entertaining at 16 years old in Radio and the NAAFI whilst in the Royal Air Force; before performing comedy at theatres, clubs and holiday resorts world-wide.
I continued to perform while spending twenty years in the Metropolitan Police Service, where I received commendations from The Commissioner of Police, Old Bailey Judges and the Sheriff of London, etc. for covert work, which I reluctantly mention to highlight a rich eclectic history from which to draw inspiration, factuality and realism.
I published a book in 2011, and latterly editorial for newspapers; while concentrating on honing the art of the screenplay.
I aim to create TV programmes and movies where audiences escape into the world of the many faceted characters, whose lives take them on an unpredictable journey with authentically dramatic and or comically driven storylines.
The source for the legal, police and covert aspects of some scripts are my own background as a covert officer, for the Metropolitan Police for 20 years.
In January 2020, 2019 and 2018, I was a guest and interviewed on the Red Carpet at the Screenwriters Awards, Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
And had meetings at Warner Bros Studios, Hollywood in 2020 & 2019
In May 2019 I was a guest of a Production Company at the CANNES Film Festival.
An Award Winning Director attended the READ, at Raindance Studios, for a TV Drama Series I penned and has attached himself to the project.
A James Bond Villain from the upcoming movie, NO TIME TO DIE, releasing in 2020 has requested to be attached to a particular character in the screenplay, while…
A 2019 BRITS attendee and BBC Radio up-and-coming artiste, has asked if she can write the Theme Tune, as she enjoyed reading it so much.
I was a Finalist in Filmmatic Screenplay Awards 2019
I won the Screenwriting Goldmine, Screenwriting competition
Received a Laurel at the Austin Film Festival, and…
Reached the final Eight of the Hammond House International Literary Competition
I would be very grateful if you would kindly like to read a sample of my work, and I thank you for your time and consideration.
My screenplays are WGA registered, so no dramas for you there (Please excuse the pun.)
I am also extremely fortunate to be an accomplished Comedy Performer.
David J McDonald
Finalist Filmmatic Screenplay Awards 2019
THE OUCHAOUCHA BIRD ATE RED SNAPPER Animation ⋄ Family When a young accident prone agent learns her famous and overbearing mother has told fibs about who her father was, she causes riotous mayhem, in a mystical world, on a journey to find the truth.