Dave is a writer/director from Dublin. He attended the National Film School at IADT and the MA in Filmmaking in Goldsmiths. In 2012 Just Saying was viewed over 250,000 times in the first week of it going online. It has since been seen over 500,000 times. In 2013 he won the Kinsale Shark for Most Promising Irish Director.
His Film Board Rockmount has won the 2015 IFTA for Best Short Film, and numerous other awards including Tiernan MacBride Best Short Drama at the Galway Film Fleadh, the Audience Award at the Kerry Film Festival, Best in Cork at Fastnet Film Festival and two Kinsale Sharks. It was also chosen for the Nuits En Or tour run by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma.
He is represented for commercials by Sweet Media in Ireland and by Mad Cow in the UK.
Outside of film work, Dave’s first short story was shortlisted in the Sunday Business Post / Penguin Ireland short story competition and was published in the June issue of The Stinging Fly.
He also wrote the text for Luke Franklin’s www.4Bothies.com project, which won 1st Place at the Nova Awards and a Future Map Prize.