David White has produced and directed a substantial body of documentary and drama work that has enjoyed considerable national and international success, among them Meat, Shihad: Beautiful Machine, I Kill, Little Criminals, The Cleanest Pig and This Town. His work has screened at over 50 film festivals including Sundance, AFI, SXSW, SilverDocs, Tribeca, MIFF, TRUE/FALSE, Clermont Ferrand and been commissioned and screened on BBC, Sky and PRIME TV amongst selling commissioned work across the globe.
He was the first New Zealander to be shortlisted for a Cinema Eye Honor (documentary) for his film I Kill. In 2014 David graduated from the inaugural Entrepreneurial Producing for Creative Industries course run by the NFTS. His documentary Little Criminals (2015) aired on PRIME TV to strong ratings and critical acclaim and more recently directed an episode of Decades In Colour (2017 – PRIME TV) for Greenstone.
Meat (2017) Executive Produced by Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man / Cave Of Forgotten Dreams) opened to 4-star reviews and sell out audiences throughout NZ and was recently released on multiple NZME platforms. Meat was also been picked up by MPI Media Group and has sold globally.
David’s (writer/director/producer) debut comedy film This Town (in association with South Pacific Pictures) staring Robyn Malcolm, Rima Te Wiata, and himself as the main character was both number one at the NZ theatrical box office for 21days straight and was critically acclaimed. World sales are being handled by The Film Sales Company.
This Town was developed at the prestigious Venice Biennale College – Cinema of which only 12 people are selected from a worldwide call each year.
David has just been commissioned to write his next feature film, has several TV shows in development and is has recently gone back to his roots and has started to Produce other peoples work.
He is a past board member of SPADA has his own BBQ sauce and has had several gallery shows for his lathed wooden bowls.