A Los Angeles native based in Tokyo, David Chester’s creative efforts in screenwriting and filmmaking richly reflect his bicultural experience. David’s brand is “female-driven drama with sharp humor.” He has written six commissioned screenplays (three produced to date, one currently on Netflix, one on Amazon Prime). All his original feature screenplays have placed as finalists in U.S. screenwriting competitions, especially “Big Sister,” a three-time finalist and first prize winner. David has also produced, written and/or directed four short films, most notably “The Lesson,” which won the Tokyo LGBT Film Festival “Grand Prix,” and the Torino GLBT Film Festival “Best Short Film.”
David’s writing has benefitted greatly from participation in Corey Mandell’s screenwriting workshops, Roadmap Writers’ Top Tier group for film and TV writing, and mentoring by writer/producer Ellen Sandler (“Everybody Loves Raymond”).
When David isn’t obsessing over the seven volumes of “Mad Men” scripts, you can find him hunched over his desk writing a screenplay or teleplay (or, more likely, rewriting them).
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