David Jason Lawless is a director fascinated by narrative, emotional performance, and powerful visual motifs.
Much like his enigmatic Irish homeland, David’s modern aesthetic melds with an ancient heritage of storytelling; a superposition of style that draws viewers in while keeping them hooked on layers of beautiful imagery, emotional performance, and thoughtful narrative.
At age 15, David started out as a runner on the set of Braveheart. His first directing project, a Super-8 music video shot while still at high-school, aired extensively on MTV. After stints as a commercial editor and photographer, as well as work in art & investigative journalism, 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. His directing style is rooted in magic realism, while also bringing a highly technical and kinetic sense of movement to his work. Sometimes abstract, sometimes brash, but always thought-provoking and with heart.
David now divides his time between Portland and London.