Award-winning writer David Earle was born and raised in Anaheim, California, and lived fifteen years in the Los Angeles area where he worked at various entertainment industry companies; Taft/Barish Productions, New World Pictures, Rogers & Cowan, Hollywood Records, and most recently and notably at Walt Disney and in Creative Development at Disney Imagineering. Currently he resides at Lake Tahoe in nothern Nevada amid the majestic High Sierras where he writes prolifically, varying from comedies to dramas, from novels to screenplays and plays, of which he has had four plays produced in the U.S. Credits include - After The Wedding; A Road To Nowhere; They're Having A Deadly Good Time; and Postnuptials. Postnuptials, an adult farce, had its Australian premiere at the Parade Theatres in Sydney where it was chosen as the theatrical event for the 2013 Sydney LGBT Mardi Gras. Both the Postnuptials stage play and its (unproduced) screenplay adaptation have been nominated or won several awards at film festivals internationally. He adapted his one-act stage drama, A Road to Nowhere, into a screenplay short (unproduced) that has received several international film festival awards. His fiction novel, Life Is But A Dream, is selling worldwide in 248 countries (notably on Amazon). The (unproduced) screenplay adaptation of Life Is But A Dream, that he wrote, has won him numerous awards and nominations at a number of international film festivals. His (unproduced) non-fictional Historical/Epic Docudrama screenplay, Pelée, has also won him awards internationally. In addition, he has written the novelette, The Remarkable Travels of Billy Sparks, and short story, The Calla Lilies.
Chosen by the Inclusion and Equity Department Committee of WGAW for a fully cast staged reading at the WGAW Building.
Life Is But A Dream
Writers Guild of America West - Seasoned Readings Program
Los Angeles, California
2018
Grand Prize Award
Life Is But A Dream
Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Beverly Hills, California
2018
Winner - Best Screenplay
Postnuptials
Milledgeville+Eatonton (ME) Film Festival
Milledgeville, GA
2018
Semi-Finalist - Best Screenplay
A Road to Nowhere
Milledgeville+Eatonton (ME) Film Festival
Milledgeville, GA
2018
Nominated: Best Alternative/Social Issue
Postnuptials
Action On Film International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Nominated - Best Drama Screenplay Under 20 Pages
A Road to Nowhere
Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
Alexandria, Virginia
Winner - Best Horror Screenplay Under 20 Pages
A Road to Nowhere
Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
Alexandria, Virginia
Winner - Best Thriller Screenplay Under 20 Pages
A Road to Nowhere
Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
Alexandria, Virginia
Winner - Best Short Screenplay
A Road to Nowhere
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Cannes, France
Winner - Best Screenplay Short
A Road to Nowhere
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles, California
Winner - Best Script
A Road to Nowhere
L.A. Shorts Awards
Los Angeles, California
Winner - Best Screenplay
Pelée
Buffalo Niagara Film Festival
Niagara Falls, New York
Nominated – Best Unproduced Script
Pelée
Madrid International Film Festival
Madrid, Spain
Official Finalist - Best Historical Screenplay
Pelée
Cannes Screenplay Contest
Cannes, France
Finalist – Best Screenplay
Pelée
The European Independent Film Award
Paris, France
Winner - Best Unproduced Script
Pelée
The International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Nice
Nice, France
Winner - Best Period Piece Feature
Pelée
Action On Film International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Official Selection
Postnuptials
Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
Alexandria, Virginia
Winner - Best Short Script
A Road to Nowhere
The International Horror Hotel Film Festival
Cleveland, Ohio
Nominated: Excellence in Comedy
Postnuptials
Action On Film International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Winner: Honorable Mention “In Recognition of Superior Screenwriting”
Postnuptials
Las Vegas Film Festival
Las Vegas, Nevada
Winner: Best Comedy Screenplay
Postnuptials
Canadian Diversity Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario - Canada
Nominated - Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy Horror - Short
A Road to Nowhere
Action On Film International Film Festival
Las Vegas, Nevada
Runner-up - Best Drama Screenplay Over 20 Pages
Life Is But A Dream
The GO West Fest
Yosemite, California
Runner-up - Best Drama Screenplay Over 20 Pages
Life Is But A Dream
Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
Alexandria, Virginia
Jury Choice Award
Life Is But A Dream
Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
Alexandria, Virginia
Winner - Best Feature Screenplay
Life Is But A Dream
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Cannes, France
Winner - Van Gogh Award Best Feature Screenplay
Life Is But A Dream
Amsterdam Film Festival
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Winner - Honorable Mention
Life Is But A Dream
Los Angeles Movie Awards
Los Angeles, California
Winner - Best Original Feature Screenplay
Life Is But A Dream
Atlas Awards
Boston, Massachusetts
Winner – Best Unproduced Script
Life Is But A Dream
Madrid International Film Festival
Madrid, Spain
Winner - Best Script {stage version}
Postnuptials (stage play)
WILLiFEST / Williamsburg International Film Festival
New York City, New York
Nominated - Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Feature
Life Is But A Dream
Action On Film International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Runner-up - AOF Excellence Award in Writing
Life Is But A Dream
Action On Film International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Winner - The Arthur Rosenfeld Award for Dramatic Writing
Life Is But A Dream
Action On Film International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Winner - Best Dialogue Feature
Life Is But A Dream
Action On Film International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Nominated - Best Play {stage version}
Postnuptials (stage play)
New York Screenplay Contest
New York City, New York
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius
"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death." - Auntie Mame (stage & film character)
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