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Now working with STW TALENT AGENCY

I’m happy to announce that I’m now represented by Susan Tolar Walters and STW TALENT AGENCY in the northeast, southeast, and as far west as Chicago, in film, tv, and theater.

I continue to be represented in the Pacific Northwest by Ryan Artists. This is a strong team that well fits my needs, particularly as my profile rises with projects currently in production and development.

ANOTHER LIFE

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted a meaningful update. So, I’m happy to report that right now we are well into production of the faith-based film, ANOTHER LIFE, at Atlantic & Pacific Studios, directed by Dean Jones, starring Kevin Sorbo, Chris Mulkey, John Boyd Wood, Lance Montalto, and me. We anticipate wrapping main photography before June, with a possible premiere date of early September. ANOTHER LIFE is a bio pic about Danny Jefferson’s career in both undertaking/funeral homes and stand up comedy, two careers at which he excelled despite also being born nearly deaf. The film looks great, I’m pleased to say, and am happy with my own work in it playing the role of SARGE, a Vietnam vet with serious PTSD. I look forward to sharing more soon about both this film and other exciting projects afoot.

Set still of SARGE, in ANOTHER LIFE

A Word About Why No Updates!

It’s kill’n me, y’all! There are several delicious pots on the front burner on which I want to lift the lid to give folks a whiff, but not yet! I came to the conclusion a few years ago that the only way forward for me in entertainment, as an actor, was to expand my work to other aspects of the ‘business.’ So, to that end, I’m a producing partner on several film and tv projects, at present (one in which I have a modest financial investment, the others in which I have sweat equity). I’m not an actor in all of these, but I am in more than one, and I’m genuinely excited about them: e.g., one film has the best on-camera role that’s every been offered to me. I apologize for the ‘vague booking,’ but I had to say something in this space, because I’ve been silent in it, too long.

On the person front, 2023 is going to be a lot of fun, which I’ll pursue in spite of messes around the world that break my heart: especially the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the hopeful–but painful–popular uprisings in China and Iran. Early in the year, I return to Cozumel with my girlfriend to scuba dive, in order to give her some experience with drift diving, because we’ve pooled our pennies for a live-aboard dive trip, with a great friend leading, to the Maldives, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A wonderful aspect of diving is visiting far-off places. My most exotic trip, to date, was to the Galapagos Islands, more than a decade to go, a paradise of marine fauna to which I’d love to return.

I hope you also have plans to dive into creative work and adventure! I’ll tell you more about my own work, the closer we get to it!

BOOKING: WU TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA

I enjoyed a great day as a costar on WU TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA, episode 301, airing later in 2022, directed by Mario Van Peebles. This was production’s first day back to shoot the show’s final, third season, and one could feel a small extra zing in the air as everyone got back to it. Mr. Van Peebles was a delight to work for, especially because he gave my role a little bit of extra love that I didn’t expect, for this small part, from which he built up a more meaningful moment than was necessarily suggested by the script alone. This is a carefully crafted, well made show, that without hesitation I recommend you watch!

Spring ’22 Update

When our eyes are not fixed on the news, hearts in our mouth for Ukrainians under siege on the front line of democracy, we have our heads down at work on upcoming projects, while also having had to put away other projects that, mostly due to the pandemic, did not work out.

My current schedule has me on set in N. Carolina in just a few weeks, mid April, for a starring role in a new film in pre-production at Atlantic & Pacific Studios; a film that had been scheduled to go into production two years ago, just as the pandemic hit, so I’m grateful to Dean Jones, at Atlantic & Pacific Studios, for keeping it going. Special thanks go to Dean for his perseverance, patience, and flexibility in making this film happen. More details to come as we get closer.

Another project that’s long been dear to me is a filmed adaptation of Shakespeare’s THE WINTER’S TALE–my vision for which I’ve been talking about for nearly a decade–that is also now coming to fruition. I have a directing and producing team in place, and we will soon go into pre-production, with casting to start within a few weeks, if all continues to go well. I’ll post details as we get closer. I’m a fan of so many great Shakespeare films that have been made over the decades by greats such Olivier, Welles, Branagh, Taymor, Luhrman, Kurosawa, and others, from all of whom I hope to learn and steal.

In personal news, I continue to live full-time in NYC with my personal other, while also spending a great amount of time working in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast, as well as scuba diving, our most recent trip being to Bonaire for a week of shore diving in its extensive marine park, in which flourishes a magnificent protected fringe reef. Our next dive trip will be to Vancouver, B.C., in late summer, to dive with wolf eels.

Finally, a huge shout out to photographer Leslie Hassler, www.lesliehassler.com, for our head shot and promo shot session this winter, the results of which you see here (check out the bottom of the page.) Working with Leslie was fantastic and I highly recommend her.

I also recommend Clinton Brandhagen, www.clintonbphotography.com, with whom I also regularly work, whose head shots you’ll also find here. I feel fortunate to have found both Leslie and Clinton: just as actors and directors form bonds over time born of creative chemistry, so do actors and photographers.

Thank you for staying up on my projects. If you have any questions, never hesitate to contact me. Meanwhile, all hopes go to a speedy end of this awful war in Ukraine.

David!

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