David Warwick

David Warwick

Writer, Director, CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
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David Warwick

David Warwick

Writer, Director, CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
About me
David is a London-based writer and director, whose work draws on a particular interest in place and landscape, as well as varied experience of working across the film, contemporary art and communication design industries. David’s last short film Out for a Walk starred Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game, The Riot Club) and Saskia Reeves (Our Kind of Traitor, Wolfhall) and screened at numerous film festivals around the world, including Drama International Short Film Festival, Filmfestival Kitzbuhel and Aesthetica Short Film Festival. Prior to this David attended the MFA Directing programme at the American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI) in Los Angeles, where he made a further three short films under the close mentorship of BAFTA-winning director Mick Jackson (Threads) and Oscar-nominated producer Pieter Jan Brugge (The Insider, Heat). David also holds a BA in Film Studies and Philosophy. Working as a moving image creative for Studio four23, then as a freelance director and creative director, David has also created moving image content for brands such as Oakley, adidas, Virgin and Reebok, charities such as Anthony Nolan and Brighter Sounds, and organisations such as The Guardian. He has also worked as a script reader and film journalist, and as an associate producer for Portland Green. Continuing to work as a director and creative director of branded content, David is also currently developing two feature projects: a documentary about a surfing community in the Welsh steel town of Port Talbot, and a relationship drama about a dysfunctional couple from London on holiday in Cornwall. Like much of David’s work, both projects are rooted in a strong sense of place and the physical environment, exploring urgent themes of identity and exploitation through the interplay of character and setting.
Projects
  • Out for a Walk
    Out for a WalkA struggling young writer walks out on his life in London and moves back to his family home in the countryside. Secluding himself in one of the outbuildings opposite his parents’ house, he clings to his literary ambitions and tries to hide the anxiety he feels, until a visit from his younger sister brings everything to the surface—both his own demons and those of his affluent, high-achieving family.
  • Oakley - One Obsession #CantStop Racing
    Oakley - One Obsession #CantStop RacingThe first of two films created for Oakley as part of a series exploring the obsessive personalities of a group of professional and non-professional athletes - this film following MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi. Client: Oakley Agency: four23 Role: Director / Creative
  • Oakley - One Obsession #CantStop Surfing
    Oakley - One Obsession #CantStop SurfingThe second of two films created for Oakley as part of a series exploring the obsessive personalities of a group of professional and non-professional athletes - this film looking at Lisbon based surf instructor, João Grilo. Agency: four23 Client: Oakley Role: Director / Creative
  • Rimo x Reebok
    Rimo x ReebokA behind the scenes portrait of Japanese illustrator Rimo as he works to create the imagery for Reebok’s Fitness Heritage Collection. Client: Reebok Agency: four23 Role: Director / Editor
  • The Classic ft. Kendrick Lamar
    The Classic ft. Kendrick LamarThe moment of Kendrick Lamar’s surprise appearance and cypher at Brighter Sound's community music and art workshop for underprivileged young people in Manchester. In association with Reebok Client: Brighter Sounds / Reebok Agency: four23 Role: Director / Camera
  • Creating the Bluebird Blue Cloth
    Creating the Bluebird Blue ClothA film celebrating the collaboration between adidas Originals and Henry Poole, and the release of a new limited edition ‘bluebird blue’ suit fabric. Client: Henry Poole / adidas Originals Agency: four23 Role: Director
Work history
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    Director, CreativeFreelance
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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    Moving Image CreativeFour23
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Working flexibly within four23’s moving image department creating content for a range of clients. Work included researching, developing and pitching ideas for films, scripting and storyboarding, preparing and directing shoots, interviewing contributors, shooting and editing.
Skills
  • Videography
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Creative
  • Writing
Education
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    MFA DirectingAmerican Film Institute Conservatory
     - Los Angeles, United States
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    BA Film Studies and PhilosophyUniversity of Southampton
     - Southampton, United Kingdom