david pope

david is the director of the production company advance with whom he has a slate of feature film projects in development. advance also provides training, development and consultancy services at international level.

David has consulted on single feature film projects and slates based in US, Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Asia.

david’s directing credits include the award winning feature film MILES FROM NOWHERE.

training and development work currently includes working annually as consultant / moderator for The Rotterdam Lab at CineMart and devising and delivering  Story Campus, a travelling conversation on the nature and future of storytelling for the screen.

other clients, partners and collaborators have included BFI, British Council, UK Film Council, National Theatre,  MEDIA, BBC, Screen Training Ireland, BAFTA, Media Business School, Cannes Cinefondation, The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Edinburgh International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, New Horizons Studio,  Creative England, Irish Film Academy, Metropolitan Film School, London Film Academy, City University London, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Power to the Pixel, Lionhead Studios, Xingu Films, UK Film Centre at Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner Cannes Film Festival, Film London, Estonian Film Institute, Irish Film Board and FIKE (Portugal), IPIFF (Romania) and Expression en Corto (Mexico) film festivals.

david is a former participant of the British Council Cultural Leadership International program and is a member of the British Council’s Creative Economy Pool of Experts.

In addition to designing and delivering training and development initiatives david regularly speaks at film festivals and conferences on current issues affecting the industry.

david is a BFI associate tutor and industry mentors for First Light the BFI backed initiative to support filmmaking by young people.

contact@advancefilms.com

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