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David J McDonald

David J McDonald

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Screenwriter

Tonbridge, United Kingdom

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February 2020
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About David

David J McDonald

Short Bio

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 love writing, publishing a book and latterly editorial for newspapers while, concentrating on honing the art of the screenplay.

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, 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.

In January 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018, I was a guest on the Red Carpet at the Screenwriters Awards, Paramount Studios in Hollywood.

An Award Winning Director attended the READ, at Raindance Studios, for a TV Drama Series I penned and has attached himself to the project.

I am honoured that a US OSCAR Film Winning Actor, a BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS’, a JAMES BOND Villain, and Actor from HARRY POTTER, SPECTRE, and WALKING WITH THE FERRYMAN and NOX, etc. have stated they would like to be associated with one of my TV Drama screenplays, and...

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 am so honoured that this calibre of lovely industry professional are interested in my work.

AWARDS, etc…

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Oaxaca FilmFest - 2021

Finalist in Filmmatic Screenplay Awards.

Winner Screenwriting Goldmine, Screenwriting competition.

LAUREL - Austin Film Festival.

FINALIST - Hammond House International Literary Competition.

I was a red carpet Guest at Screenwriters Awards, Paramount Studios 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018.

Cannes Film Festival 2019, and invited back 2021.

I am also extremely fortunate to be a performer.

Comedy performer


It would be a privilege to send you a sample of my screenwriting.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

My screenplays are all WGA registered, so no dramas for you there (Please excuse the pun.)

Unique traits: Optioned screenwriter Comedy timing repeatedly remarked upon https://vimeo.com/315889271 Ex covert operative

Videos

Loglines

  • SAVAGE

    SAVAGE Action Drama A self-destructive cop whose arrogance allowed a kidnaper to escape is forced to work with his FBI AGENT ex-wife and one of the girl's uncle, who wants him DEAD when another girl goes missing, while CAPTAIN HELEN edge-of-your-seat ACTION DRAMA!    

  • ALEXA

    ALEXA Action Thriller When a mother of two small children is framed for murder, she has just one night to unravel the conspiracy in her supposed murder victim's diary, before evil forces can bring her down.

  • THE OUCHAOUCHA BIRD ATE RED SNAPPER

    THE OUCHAOUCHA BIRD ATE RED SNAPPER Family Fantasy A young accident-prone secret-agent discovers her nemesis trying to steal a wondrous island’s riches; and is flabbergasted to learn Her Majesty the Queen, has kept the islands secret for the past sixty years.

Awards

  • Finalist Film Festival
    (2021)

  • Official Selection Film Festival
    (2021)

  • Finalist Fiimatic Screenplay Competition
    (2019)

  • Finalist Hammond House International Literary Competition
    (2019)

  • LAUREL - Austin Film Festival
    (2019)

  • WINNER Screenwriting Goldmine Screenwriting Competition
    (2018)

  • Guest at Screenwriters Awards, Paramount Studios 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

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