David L. Knight is an award winning Writer/ Director based in the Midlands. His latest film Rachel has been officially selected at multiple film festivals around the UK. Winning Best Drama at the 2019 Bottle Smoke Film Festival.
David L. Knight started his journey to be a filmmaker at the age of 21 when he walked away from a bar management career of 3 years to start a new career within the film and television industry. Having only an ambition and a love of films he enrolled at Solihull College on a Media and Production Course. After the first 6 months his first short film Rendezvous, was handpicked to be part of the official selection of the 2004 Stourbridge film festival where it received favourable reviews.
He completed his course at Solihull College and received a HND with distinction, then moved onto the University of Gloucestershire to study a degree in Video Production. In his final year, he wrote and directed two short films. The first, 2’s Company a romantic comedy, was part of the official selection at the Viewfinder Film Festival in 2006 and received excellent reviews from the festivals patrons. After working on a separate project as editor to hone his skills, he then went on to make his final film Hit or Miss a dark drama, which won him the Screen Writers Festival Award for Best Writer / Director 2007.
After Completing university, David directed numerous projects which include music videos and a series of internet viral’s chronicling the making of 2008 digishorts film Spirited. David then decided to then focus on writing while building his industry experience as a 1st A.D and a freelance editor.
In 2014 David had the opportunity to return to directing, creating a zombie inspired special for “Merlin Archery”, which reinvigorated his love for directing and led to him writing & Directing Suicide Blonde.
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    Lucky : A Romance Tale
    Short Script
    Rachel2019
    Short
    Suicide Blonde2018
    Short
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    Rachel2019
    Short
    Suicide Blonde2018
    Short
  • Director (2 Credits)
    Rachel2019
    Short
    Suicide Blonde2018
    Short
Official Selection, Nominee - Best Drama
Rachel
Indiefilmopolis Film Festival
Birmingham
2022
Official Selection, Semi-Finalist (Best under 10 minutes film)
Rachel
Haunted House Fear Fest
online
2021
Official Selection
Rachel
The Black Country Film Festival
Stourbridge
2021
Official Selection
Rachel
Worcester Film Festival
Worcester
2021
Finalist
Lucky : A Romance Tale
Birmingham Film Festival
Birmingham
2020
Official Selection
Rachel
Dead Northern Horror Film Festival
Harrogate
2020
Official Selection
Rachel
Tri Rivers Film Festival
Tyrone
2020
Official Selcetion
Rachel
Monthly Indie Shorts
Online
2020
Official Selection
Rachel
Paracinema Film Festival
Derby
2020
Official Selection
Rachel
Oxford International Short Film Festival
Oxford
2020
Official Selection
Suicide Blonde
Lift Off Sessions
online
2020
Winner - Best Drama
Rachel
Bottle Smoke Film Festival
Stoke on Trent
2019
Official Selection
Suicide Blonde
The Redrum Micro Film Festival
Stafford
2019
Official Selection/ Winner - Best Local Short Film / Nominated - Best British Short Film, Best Local Actress
Suicide Blonde
Heart of England Film Festival
Birmingham
2019
Official Selection/ Finalist - Best International Film
Suicide Blonde
Australia Independent Film Festival
Brisbane
2018
Winner - Best Local Film
Suicide Blonde
Birmingham Film Festival
Birmingham
2018
Official Selection
Suicide Blonde
Bottle Smoke Film Festival
Stoke on Trent
2018
Semi - Finalist
Lucky : A Romance Tale
Monthly Indie Shorts
online
Winner - Best Screenplay
Lucky : A Romance Tale
Worcester Film Festival
Worcester
Official Selection/ Nominated - Best Short Film, Best Local Film
Rachel
Birmingham Film Festival
Birmingham
Semi-Finalist
Rachel
Australian Independent Film Festival
Brisbane
Official Selection
Suicide Blonde
Andromeda Film Festival
online
Official Selection
Suicide Blonde
New Cinema - Lisbon Monthly Film Festival
Lisbon
College
University of Gloucestershire
Video Production
20042006
College
Solihull College
HND Media
20022004
Birth Date
August 10, 1979
Current City
Birmingham
Hometown
Birmingham
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
White/ British
David L. Knight is an award winning Writer/ Director based in the Midlands. His latest film Rachel has been officially selected at multiple film festivals around the UK. Winning Best Drama at the 2019 Bottle Smoke Film Festival.
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