Any day on set is a good day.
David S. Dawson is proud to be a San Diego based filmmaker and enjoys being a part of the growing community in his hometown of talented visual performing artists. He is a graduate of San Dieguito High School ('93) and Palomar College Radio & Television ('04). David's first passion is directing. His philosophy behind directing is one of "the more you know about all of your field, the better you'll be at your particular task."
David is the founder of IntelleXual Entertainment which garnered 13 nominations across 3 films at the 2016 San Diego Film Awards. David personally took home 2 of their 5 wins in BEST DIRECTION and BEST VISUAL EFFECTS.
David is also the host of The IntelleXual Podcast, now celebrating five years, where he chats with other creatives about life, art, science and pop culture.
  • Producer (8 Credits)
    TOSSSED ASSSIDE2018
    Short
    CONVOLUTION2017
    Short
    Forever, My Love2017
    Short
    The IntelleXual Talk Show2017
    Television
    LEFTY2015
    Short
    The Recency Effect2015
    Short
    THINGS HAPPEN2015
    Short
    Better Cooking Through Chemistry2009
    Short
  • Director (6 Credits)
    TOSSSED ASSSIDE2018
    Short
    Forever, My Love2017
    Short
    The Recency Effect2015
    Short
    THINGS HAPPEN2015
    Short
    Better Cooking Through Chemistry2009
    Short
    The Big Date2000
    Short, Student
  • Writer (6 Credits)
    TOSSSED ASSSIDE2018
    Short
    CONVOLUTION2017
    Short
    The IntelleXual Talk Show2017
    Television
    The Recency Effect2015
    Short
    THINGS HAPPEN2015
    Short
    Better Cooking Through Chemistry2009
    Short
  • Editor (1 Credit)
    THINGS HAPPEN2015
    Short
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    The IntelleXual Talk Show2017
    Television
Official Selection: BEST OF SAN DIEGO
CONVOLUTION
San Diego 48 Hour Film Project
San Diego
2017
Best Short Film
LEFTY
2016 San Diego Film Awards
San Diego
2016
Spirit of San Diego
LEFTY
2016 San Diego Film Awards
San Diego
2016
Best Musical Score
THINGS HAPPEN
2016 San Diego Film Awards
San Diego, CA
2015
Third Place
THINGS HAPPEN
Alley Art Festival
Vista, CA
2015
Best Director
THINGS HAPPEN
2016 San Diego Film Awards
San Diego, CA
2015
Nominated Best Score: Short Film for Romain Zante (Composer)
THINGS HAPPEN
Hollywood Music in Media Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2015
Nominee
The Big Date
2001 Pacific Southwest Regional Student EMMY
San Diego
Award of Recognition Actor: Leading
THINGS HAPPEN
Best Shorts Competition
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College
Baylor University
Technical Theater
1994 ā€“ 1997
College
Palomar College
Radio and Television
2000 ā€“ 2004
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
ā€” Mark Twain
Any day on set is a good day.
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