David has worked in the independent film sector
for over 25 years, as a Programmer, Distributor and Consultant, including
spells as the Director of Cinema at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) where he acquired and released
films by directors such as Abbas Kiarostami, Jia Zhangke and Roy Andersson and
launched J-Horror in the UK with Ring; as Head of Content at the BFI overseeing
the Institute’s distributed films; and as the first Coordinator of Lincolnshire
Cinemas, which became a model for rural cinema provision.
David's top 10
"Broadening horizons and seeing the world differently is - or ought to be - in the remit of film. Which makes ICO culturally significant and to be applauded."
The 2010 Guardian Film Power 100
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