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David Goodall

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Biography

WRITING/DIRECTING
BEST DIRECTOR for "Crush" & "Changed Days" at NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
His film "Changed Days" (45m) won Best UK Film Under 60min at Swansea Bay Film Festival.
His film "Crush" (28m) was recently screened at Cannes Court Métrage

David Goodall has worked in Theatre and Film since 1986. In terms of educational drama, he has written and directed various plays and films on topics from domestic abuse to road safety.

He is recently ran a series of youth workshops for the BBC, and facilitated seminars for the European Parliament, based on his film ‘Relative Confusion’ - which was commissioned to highlight the difficulties faced by older people with technology.

MUSIC
He recently mixed the score for Paul Campion's New Zealand horror feature "The Devil's Rock"
David Goodall began composing in the early eighties, writing for theatre, chamber ensembles and small choral groups. He spent a short time in London as assistant engineer and session musician at Boundary Row Studios.

Composition work has taken David all over the world, and his experience ranges from writing and producing pop songs to composing choral and orchestral commissions. His music has been used in projects as diverse as Derek Walcott's adaptation of "The Odyssey", a choral piece for the funeral of Domenico Chiocchetti, (principal artist of the Italian Chapel in Orkney), and the Irn Bru Can Can campaign.

He has been composing for Film, TV & Theatre since 1982. Feature Films include: "Fallen Angels", "In The Dark", "Hamlet" & "To Have and to Hold". TV: "Eikon", "Wild Harvest" & "Zig Zag"; he has worked on award-winning films "Red Road", "That Old One" and "Dog Altogether"; and has won a Silver Rose for Best Sound Design. He has just completed a commission for a contemporary dance performance of “Best” for Maiden Voyage Dance. The production opens in Belfast in February, and will culminate in South Africa for the opening of the World Cup.

ACTING
Various stage, film & TV since 1982.

FIGHT DIRECTING
Series fight director for Taggart, Rebus, Hope Springs and Personal Affairs. Films include Red Road (Andrea Arnold & Tony Curran), Dog Altogether (Paddy Considine & Peter Mullan) & That Old One (Kevin McKidd & Laura Fraser). Most recently “The Wicker Tree” (Christopher Lee & Sean Astin)

Ambitions

Just happy to continue making a living from it! However, due to the issues they raise, I'd really like to get two films broadcast: Crush - on abuse in teenage relationships, and Changed Days - on dementia

Project Development

Just back from LA & NY, pitching "Artistic Licence" - a caper feature.
Writing "The Wrong Straw Hat". A feature-length romantic comedy
Sourcing funding for "Sex Chips and Ouzo" - a raunchy comedy set in Cyprus
Writing "Daniel Descending" - a dark comedy/drama

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