David Skynner 

Film & TV Director Writer Editor Producer


I am a writer, director, editor, photographer and occasionally a painter.  I live in Kingston Upon Thames in Surrey.

I have worked in television, film, commercials and branded production, producing hundreds of hours of material from feature length films down to one minute promos and have also written a couple of books.

My work has received many award nominations and won a Best Drama BAFTA.

I also now teach screen acting on degree level courses.

About Me

I have over twenty five years experience as a writer, director and editor across all media types and genres, directing over 100 hours of 30 minute to feature length prime time TV for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. My work has included; drama, thriller, comedy, children’s, soap, and period costume drama and has received a ‘Best Drama BAFTA’ Award and several other BAFTA and RTE Award nominations. Production companies include Red, Granada, Pearson, Film & General and Thames TV.

I have also worked extensively in commercials, and brand communications  winning Silver at the New York Film Festival and runner up in the Film 4 Directors Cut Awards.  I have developed, directed and edited factual series and have several feature films with budgets up to $15M in development. I self shoot, and edit and am capable on Blackmagic Resolve, and Adobe CC and have filmed in locations around the world.

For three years now I have also taught Screen acting to university drama students, teaching acting principles and then devising, shooting and editing their graduate shorts and monologues. I also now mentor private clients in screen acting.


Due to shear volume, I have a curated a selection of my favourite pieces of work, stuff I thought turned out well, or that I am proud of, for various reasons.

These are organised into industry activity areas. Film, TV, Commercials, Branded etc.

I directed everything, and except for the broadcast TV drama and commcerials, I also wrote and edited them.

directing SHOWREEL




for actors
  • Script Interpretation
  • Audition Preparation
  • Self Tapes Preparation
  • Performance Filming
  • Acting Training
  • Showreel Editing
  • Head Shots
for brands
  • Creative Pitch
  • Scriptwriting
  • Production
  • Filming
  • Editing
  • Graphics
  • Photography
  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k
  • Canon 7D camera
  • Set of Zeiss Primes, 24, 50, 85mm
  • Canon 40mm lens
  • Tripod
  • DJI Gimble
  • Professional Radio Microphones
  • LED Panel Lights
  • Mobile Greenscreen

Let’s make something amazing together


London, UK