David Bonneville

David Bonneville

Writer-Director-Tutor

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

David Bonneville (1978) is an award-winning writer-director. He is currently in postproduction with his first feature film. Bonneville holds a Film Directing Diploma, a Film & TV BA; and a Screenwriting MA with the University of Westminster's Academic excellence scholarship. He began his career by assisting Turner winner Douglas Gordon and Cannes Palme d'Or winner Manoel de Oliveira. He has also worked at the BBC.

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY:

"The Last Bath"  (funded by ICA, CNC, RTP, EURIMAGES) in postproduction.

"Gypsy" (Locarno, SXSW, Palm Springs, Hamptons premiere) picked up over 20 accolades, including Best Film, Director, Performance, Cinematography and Audience Awards.

"L'Arc-en-Ciel" premiered at Fantasporto and won Best Actress Award at the International Portuguese Language Film Festival.

"Heiko" (Slamdance, TIFF and Soho Rushes nominee) won Best Short Award at the Mix:Copenhagen Film Festival, Denmark.

"Eden" won the Renderyard One Minute Challenge Audience Award.

"Maquette" is represented by Graça-Brandao Art Gallery  and won the QFW Barcelona Film Festival Jury Award.

Retrospectives of his films have also screened at universities, cinematheques and TV channels. David also tutors and is juror at a variety of international structures.

Work History

Digital Content Editor / Editing Development - Pearson

Aug 2016 - Present

Director, Screenwriter of "Gypsy" - David & Golias

Oct 2011 - Present

Drama Tutor - The Disraeli School

Jan 2016 - Jan 2016

Workshop leader - The Actors Centre

Mar 2013 - Jan 2016

Script Supervisor - SELECTAVISION SLU

Apr 2014 - May 2014

Freelance Translator - Terratreme Filmes

Sep 2013 - Oct 2013

Guest speaker at the Directors Panel (Producers' Seminar) - BVE - Broadcast Video Expo (London)

Feb 2013 - Feb 2013

Freelance Translator - Universal Pictures / SelectaVision

Jan 2013 - Jan 2013

Industry Office and Events Coordinator - British Film Institute

Sep 2012 - Oct 2012

International TV Sales assistance - Entertainment One

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012

Digital production - BBC

Feb 2011 - Sep 2011

PA and AD for BBC programme - Genium

Oct 2010 - Apr 2011

Freelance Translator / subtitles - Takemaker

Jun 2010 - Nov 2010

Screenwriter - David & Golias

Oct 2009 - Aug 2010

Gest Lecturer: The director's role in the chain of production - UNIVERSITY FILM CONFERENCES

Mar 2010 - Apr 2010

Guest Lecturer : On the way to the perfect shot: the synergies in film directing - UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Dec 2009 - Dec 2009

Film director - Berlin International Film Festival

Sep 2009 - Sep 2009

Casting assistant - Evidently

Aug 2009 - Aug 2009

Director, Concept / Writer and producer of "ÉDEN" - Plan B (UK) / The One Minutes Foundation, Amsterdam

Jun 2009 - Jun 2009

Director and concept of "KAMIKAZE KID" video - Plan B (UK)

Jun 2009 - Jun 2009

Cannes Film Festival assistant - HanWay Films (UK)

Mar 2009 - May 2009

Film director with film in competition - Film Festivals

2008 - 2009

Director, ScreenWriter and co-Producer of "L'ARC-EN-CIEL" - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation / David & Golias / RTP2

May 2008 - Nov 2008

Camera - S.I.C. TV network

2008 - 2008

Director and Writer of "PHOTOMATON" - Gulbenkian Foundation / The One Minutes Foundation, Amsterdam

Oct 2007 - Nov 2007

Director and concept of "A VARANDA" - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia / Teatro do campo Alegre

Sep 2007 - Oct 2007

Director, ScreenWriter, Editor and Production Designer of "HEIKO" - Gulbenkian Foundation

Apr 2007 - Jul 2007

Product Co-ordinator / Product Manager - Universal Pictures / SelectaVision

Jan 2005 - Apr 2007

free-lance Director (film/TV) - B.TV - Barcelona televisió

Sep 2004 - Dec 2004

Production Assistant for "Pastilla de Freno" by Spanish band Estopa - El Terrat / Antomic

Oct 2004 - Oct 2004

Assistant director - RCR Films

Mar 2004 - Oct 2004

Electronic news-gathering (ENG) - B.TV - Barcelona televisió

Apr 2004 - Aug 2004

Translator - Idear - creativos de la comunicaciôn

Jan 2004 - Mar 2004

Assistance to the film director Jorge Cramez - Ar de Filmes

Oct 2003 - Dec 2003

Assistant director - Animatógrafo II / Telfrance / Canal +

Jun 2003 - Sep 2003

PA to Cannes Palm d'Or winner Manoel de Oliveira - Gémini Films (FR) / Madragoa Filmes (PT)

Sep 2002 - Jan 2003

Production assistant - Madragoa Filmes / Clap Filmes

2002 - 2002

Education

Screenwriting and Producing for Film & Television - MA - University of Westminster

2008 - 2009

Film Director - Qualification type unknown - (DFFB) German Film & TV Academy in Berlin / Gulbenkian Foundation

2007 - 2007

Audio-visual Communication - Qualification type unknown - (UPF) Universitat Pompeu Fabra

2001 - 2002

Film and TV - BA Hons. Sound & Image - (UCP) Catholic University of Portugal

1997 - 2002

Secondary School - Qualification type unknown - Specialized Arts School Soares dos Reis (ESSR)

1993 - 1996

Primary and Secondary school - Qualification type unknown - Oporto British School (OBS)

1982 - 1995

Skills

  • Audiovisual
  • collaborative
  • Content Creation
  • content editing
  • Copywriting
  • Creative
  • Creative Writer
  • Digital Film
  • Directing
  • Directing Actors
  • Initiative
  • Organised
  • Proofreading
  • Script
  • Tester

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