DAVID MCKAY - DIRECTOR/WRITER

David McKay

 

 

 

 

 

Davie comes  from  Glasgow and trained as an actor at the Glasgow Arts centre. He has worked extensively since, including features with the likes of Ken Loach (“MY NAME IS JOE”, “AE FOND KISS”), Bille August (“LES MISERABLES”), John Mackenzie (“LOOKING AFTER JOJO”), Shane Meadows (“ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST”), Mel Gibson (“BRAVEHEART”) and Peter Mullan (“NEDS.”) 

He then did the BBC’s Directors Course and won the Scottish Screen ‘First Reels’ competition.  He went on to write and direct his first film, “CAESAR” that was bought by Channel 4 and nominated for a BAFTA. Subsequent films include “TO A MOUSE” (RTS winner), “FINAL WARNING” (co-written with  PETER MULLAN), and “THE NEIGHBOURS”, adapted from a Raymond Carver short story by Ronnie Mackintosh and screened at Cannes 2010. All of these were produced through Davie’s company, Hampden Films.

Television directing credits include: “TINSEL TOWN “-Series One (BAFTA winner), “HIGH TIMES” (BAFTA winner), “MY PARENTS ARE ALIENS”, “RIVER CITY”, “CRACKED”, “THE BASIL BRUSH SHOW”-Series One & “SCOOP”.

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