Company
Eidetic Pictures
David Leidy is an award winning filmmaker (Best Film Noir, Best Cult Classic Film, Best Story, Best 48 Hour Film, Best Experimental, Best Editor and Best Director Award Winner at multiple festivals among many more awards) and experienced founder (Founder of Eidetic Pictures and Founding Member of film society Delta Kappa Alpha where Spielberg, Hitchcock, Arthur Miller and Lucille Ball were members) with a drive to share daring stories that challenge modern perceptions and beliefs.
When he was fresh out of high school he had his feature film Bound premiere in front of nearly 200 audience members at Landmark Theatres after receiving coverage from Fox News. David went on to become a founding member and alumnus of professional cinema society Delta Kappa Alpha where he held the position of Cinema Literacy and Professional Chair. While serving these positions, he organized and hosted classic screenings and cinema events both exclusive to members and open to the public.
During his active years in DeKA he was also enrolled in full time courses alongside publishing articles as a Staff Writer for Washington Square News while at NYU where he earned his degree in English Literature. Beforehand David worked for multiple studios in LA where he gave feedback for projects including Last Voyage of Demeter and Dandelion Wine to such executive producers as Mike Medavoy at Phoenix Pictures (Shutter Island) and Kevin Iwashina and Ross Dinerstein at Preferred Content (Jiro Dreams of Sushi).
Before jumpstarting a fully fledged career as a writer, director and producer David was an assistant for Emmy award winning writer and director Justin Lerner (Automatic Hate, Official Selection at SXSW). Later David went on to write, produce and direct Atonia which had a cast and crew of over a hundred people leading to such projects as becoming a cowriter for the film Paradise starring Cortney Palm (Zombeavers).
Furthermore he was selected for a position as freelance producer and cameraman on a short highlight video for Participant Media (Waiting for Superman) that later aired on Pivot TV.
Currently David resides in Los Angeles with his beautiful wife and daughter and spends most of his hours working for his rental and service company Eidetic Pictures alongside developing a series with his cocreator Greg Paul (Seven Devils Conference Winner and multiple-time National Playwrights Conference Finalist).
  • Writer (4 Credits)
    Faded Love
    Experimental, Short
    Platonic
    Experimental, Short
    Primrose Road
    Screenplay, Television Script
    Translucid2014
    Experimental, Short
  • Director (3 Credits)
    Faded Love
    Experimental, Short
    Platonic
    Experimental, Short
    Translucid2014
    Experimental, Short
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    Platonic
    Experimental, Short
    Translucid2014
    Experimental, Short
  • Creators (1 Credit)
    Primrose Road
    Screenplay, Television Script
  • Editor (1 Credit)
    Translucid2014
    Experimental, Short
  • Cinematographer (1 Credit)
    Translucid2014
    Experimental, Short
Official Selection
Faded Love
Genre Competition Festival
Tokyo
2019
Best Score Finalist
Faded Love
Genre Competition Festival
Tokyo
2019
Best Noir Short Award Winner
Faded Love
Genre Competition Festival
Tokyo
2019
Official Selection
Faded Love
LA Shorts Awards
Los Angeles, California
2018
Honorable Mention Award Recipient
Faded Love
Experimental Forum
Los Angeles, California
2018
Best Editing Platinum Award Winner
Faded Love
LA Shorts Awards
Los Angeles, California
2018
Best Director Award Winner
Faded Love
LA Shorts Awards
Los Angeles, California
2018
Best Cinematography Award Winner
Faded Love
LA Shorts Awards
Los Angeles, California
2018
Best Score Diamond Award Winner
Faded Love
LA Shorts Awards
Los Angeles, California
2018
Best Actress Platinum Award Winner
Faded Love
LA Shorts Awards
Los Angeles, California
2018
Best Actor Silver Award Winner
Faded Love
LA Shorts Awards
Los Angeles, California
2018
SemiFinalist
Faded Love
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles, California
2018
Honorable Mention Award Recipient
Faded Love
LA Underground Film Forum
Los Angeles, California
2018
Best Editing Award Winner
Faded Love
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Calcutta
2018
Best Actor Award Winner
Faded Love
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Calcutta
2018
Best Actress Award Winner
Faded Love
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Calcutta
2018
Best Film Score (Outstanding Achievement) Award Winner
Faded Love
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Calcutta
2018
Best Director (Outstanding Achievement) Award Winner
Faded Love
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Calcutta
2018
Best Action/Thriller Finalist
Faded Love
Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival
Los Angeles
2018
Best Cult Classic Award Winner
Faded Love
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Calcutta
2018
Official Selection
Faded Love
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Calcutta
2018
Best Action/Thriller Finalist
Faded Love
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles
2018
Official Selection
Faded Love
Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival
Los Angeles
2018
Top 100 Best Films
Faded Love
LA Neo Noir Novel, Film and Script Festival
Beverly Hills
2018
Gold Award Recipient
Faded Love
LA Neo Noir Novel, Film and Script Festival
Beverly Hills
2018
Best Editing Award Winner
Faded Love
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles
2018
Best Postmodern Film Award Winner
Faded Love
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Calcutta
2018
Runnerup for Video of the Week Award
Translucid
Awardeo
Los Angeles, California
2015
Official Selection
Translucid
Katra Film Festival
New York City
2015
Best Experimental Award of Recognition Winner
Translucid
Best Shorts Competition
San Diego
2015
Best Actress Bronze Award Winner
Faded Love
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
Best Acting Duo Bronze Award Winner
Faded Love
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
Best Actor Honorable Mention Award Winner
Faded Love
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Faded Love
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
Best Editing Bronze Award Winner
Faded Love
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
Best Film Noir Platinum Award Winner (Best Noir of Festival Winner)
Faded Love
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
Best Cinematography Bronze Award Winner
Faded Love
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
College
Santa Monica College
Cinema Studies
College
New York University
English Literature with Creative Writing Minor
Birth Date
July 2, 1991
Birth City
Muscatine Iowa
Current City
Marina Del Rey California
Height
1.91 meters
Gender
Male
Zodiac Sign
Cancer
Company
Eidetic Pictures
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