Theo Davies

Theo Davies

Director, Screenwriter and Producer

San Diego, California

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About Theo

After graduating from Reading University in England in 2001, with a degree in English, Film and Drama, he attended the New York Film Academy. In the summer of 2009, he moved to San Diego, where he now lives with his wife and two sons.

He has worked in film and television for seventeen years as a freelance writer, director, producer and editor. More recently, his main focus has been on screenwriting and directing. Theo has written and directed for many advertising agencies in London, LA and San Diego, working on commercials and TV spots, corporate films, live action short form and feature films.

In 2012, he directed his first feature, '5 Hour Friends'. The film won multiple awards and was distributed domestically by Gravitas Ventures and by Paramount Pictures worldwide.

In 2013, Theo was commissioned to write and direct 'Wish Man' - a biopic about Frank Shankwitz, the founding father of the 'Make-A-Wish' Foundation. The film is in post-production and will hit the festival circuit in September, 2018. Theo is currently writing dark comedy, 'Englishmen in America'.

Theo is also the founder of the Southern California Screenplay Competition - www.socalscreenplay.com

Credits

  • Wish Man

    Wish Man (2015 - 2017)
    Film by 333 Films (Drama and Biography) Writer/Director/Producer Michigan, 1953 - Frank Shankwitz is only ten years old when he is kidnapped by his mother, Lorraine, and hidden from his beloved father, Frank Sr. After months on the road, Frank and Lorraine settle in Arizona. Unable to track each other down, the two Franks spend the next 28 years apart. It's 1980, and Frank Shankwitz is a motorcycle cop with the Arizona Highway Patrol. After a high speed pursuit ends in a near-fatal accident, Frank endures months of rehabilitation. His first assignment back on duty is to oversee a police department visit of Michael, a young boy with leukemia. Frank and Michael forge an unexpected bond before the boy succumbs to his terminal illness and Frank attends Michael's funeral in Illinois. By chance, Frank Sr. notices a picture of his son and Michael in the newspaper. After 28 years, Frank Sr. finally tracks down his son and they are reunited. To honor Michael and to thank him for bringing him and his father back together, Frank starts the Make-A-Wish foundation.

  • Dandelion Child

    Dandelion Child (2015 - 2016)
    Film by 333 Films Writer/Director Dandelion Child tells the life story of Dr Dain Heer, a chiropractor with an incredible gift. Haunted by a childhood fraught with physical, mental, verbal and sexual abuse, Dain is unable to find happiness in adulthood, and decides to commit suicide. An extraordinary, miraculous intervention presents one last opportunity for Dain to find his true calling and overcome the demons from his past.

  • The Screenwriters: The Stars Behind the Camera

    The Screenwriters: The Stars Behind the Camera (2013)
    TV Movie (Talk-Show) Director In a similar vein to ‘The Actors Studio’, TCM host Ben Mankiewicz interviews Hollywood screenwriters about their inspiration, screenwriting process and their personal and professional experiences working on everything from small indies to big blockbuster movies.

  • 5 Hour Friends

    5 Hour Friends (2013)
    Film by 905 Productions (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Director A life long womanizer gets a taste of his own medicine. Timothy Bonner played by Tom Sizemore is devoted primarily to golf, secondarily to sex and finally to drinking. In the end he discovers cheating hurts and he finds what he really wants - love. Written by Anonymous

  • Bad News

    Bad News (2008)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Director Add a Plot »

  • Harry, Henry and the Prostitute

    Harry, Henry and the Prostitute (2008)
    Film by Theo Davies (Comedy and Short) Director Harry and Henry are best friends. Harry wants a quiet night in. Henry wants to get a prostitute round. Harry objects. Henry does it anyway. Harry sees her and wants to sleep with her. Henry lets him. Harry can't pay for her. Neither can Henry. The prostitute isn't happy. Neither is her pimp.

  • The Floating Brothel

    The Floating Brothel (2006)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Pinochet's Last Stand

    Pinochet's Last Stand (2006)
    TV Movie (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department In 1998 former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet visits Britain for medical treatment. On being tipped off, Amnesty International seize the chance to bring to justice a man they insist is guilty of multiple human rights violations. The newly-elected Labour government is initially amenable, and soon Pinochet is under house arrest (albeit in a detached house in leafy suburbia) and awaiting extradition to Spain. However, Amnesty are up against the complexities of British law, the vacillations of Home Secretary Jack Straw, Pinochet's former ally Margaret Thatcher - and the Senator's own vast reserves of cunning. Written by Peter Brynmor Roberts

  • An American Nobody in London

    An American Nobody in London (2006)
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  • Crusades: Crescent & the Cross

    Crusades: Crescent & the Cross (2005)
    TV Movie (Documentary, History and War) Camera and Electrical Department A detailed documentary telling the complete story of the great Christian Crusades into the Holy Land.

  • Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore

    Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore (2005)
    TV Movie by Chris Durlacher (Biography and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department In 1963, flamboyant, eccentric English theatre critic Kenneth Tynan is made 'literary manager' of London's National Theatre. His views on censorship (can't stand it) and sexuality (as much of it onstage as possible) set him on a collision course with the NT's Chairman, Sir Oliver Lyttelton. Tynan has a friend and ally in the Governor, Laurence Olivier, but cannot always count on the older, more conventional man's support. Demoted after becoming the first person to drop the F-bomb on British TV, Tynan struggles to stage his 'erotic entertainment' "Oh Calcutta" in the face of opposition from friends, family and colleagues, and in spite of his own deteriorating health. Written by Peter Brynmor Roberts

  • A Means to an End

    A Means to an End (2003)
    Film (Short and Mystery) Director Add a Plot »

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