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David Jason Lawless is a director KNOWN FOR HiS OBSERVATIONAL HONESTY, UNEXPECTED NARRATIVE, AND CINEMATIC STYLE

Much like his enigmatic Irish homeland, David’s modern aesthetic is melded with a heritage of storytelling; a superposition of style that draws viewers in with evocative imagery, deft emotion, and powerful narrative.

Born in Paris and raised in Dublin, David's first directing project - a Super-8 music video shot while still at high-school - aired extensively on MTv. Graduating the National Film School of Ireland with Distinction, he moved to London and spent several years editing commercials while developing his style through photography, fine art,  and directing broadcast investigative documentaries and a feature documentary.

 

David left the grit of London and Dublin made his way to California where he established himself as a director with wit, elegance, and visual charm. He has won many awards for his work, including a Kodak award and a Guinness World Record.

 

His style blends the immediacy and honesty of non-narrative with the boundless possibilities of cinematic craft. His approach is characterized by a flair for kinetic movement, finding beauty and depth through indirect and unexpected jumping-off points. His work, whether abstract or forthright, is always imbued with depth, emotion, curiosity, and excitement.

David now divides his time between Portland, Seville, and London, directing commercials, brand films, and short narrative, and is developing his next feature documentary.

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Awards

LA Film Festival

Belfast Film Festival

Cinequest San Jose

Seattle International Film Festival

Galway Film Fleadh

Raindance

Zurich Film Festival

Foyle Film Festival

Cinémaf - Festival De Film Africain

Cinecity Brighton Film Festival

Kerry Film Festival

REEL Film Festival

Festival Paris Cinéma

Electric Picnic

Diversions

Doclands

British Urban Film Fest

Seed & Spark - inaugural filmmakers

Kodak Script Award

Guinness World Record

Telly Awards - 2 Silver, 6 Bronze, People's Telly

Communicator Awards - 2 Gold, 5 Silver

Royal Television Society Award

Irish Film and Television Awards - nominee
European Film Awards - nominee

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