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David McLaughlin

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  • 1 film


I can honestly say I've always been obsessed by film, ever since I was a child growing up in Manchester. I have never wanted to do anything else in life but be involved in films in one way or the other.

When I was sixteen I started out studying Acting in Manchester, because I wanted to understand the way an actor works and thinks so that I could have a clear understanding of the whole process.

After three years at college I went on to university to study HND in Filmmaking at Worcester. After Two years there I topped up my degree at Wolverhampton.

Ever since I finished in 2006 I have been working on short films. I am a Writer, Director, Actor, Editor who wants to make films that people can relate to, make them think and take notice of. I want the audience to actually think about the film days and weeks after they have seen it.

I have so many ideas for different projects that it takes longer to get around to doing one, my mind is always thinking of new ideas and stories.

Project Development

I have just completed a new short ‘The Bench’ which is about a couple of first time lovers that meet up on a bench after twenty years of not seeing each other.
And I am currently editing ‘The Wheel’ another short set on the Manchester Wheel with three stories that connect together. Also I’m still writing my first feature film script.


My main influences in Directors and Films are
Martin Scorses (Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, King Of Comedy, Raging Bull, Casino)
Akira Kurosawa (Ikiru, Rashômon)
Michael Mann (Heat)
Danny Boyle (Trainspotting)
Wim Wenders (Paris Texas, Wings Of Desire)
Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction)
Robert Rodriguez (Sin City)
Ken Loach (The Wind That Shakes The Barley)
Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump)
Tony Scott (True Romance)
Fernando Meirelles (City Of God)

I get inspiration from everyday life and dreams, I can only write and make what I know from my own experiences and life. When I make films of my own I use elements of other films mixed with everyday life.

Films (1)

Films that I've worked on

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