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David Gleeson

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Filmography
  • Don't Go
    2018 — Feature Film — 91 mins
  • The Front Line
    2006 — Feature Film — 93 mins
  • Hunted
    2003 — Short Film — 3 mins
  • Cowboys And Angels
    2003 — Feature Film — 98 mins
  • Feels Like Home
    1999 — Short Film — 22 mins
Awards
  • 2005 — Winner
    Madrid Mostoles International Film Festival — Best Film. Cowboys And Angels
  • 2004 — Winner
    Giffoni Film Festival — Best Film, Gold Medal Award. Cowboys And Angels
  • 2004 — Winner
    Giffoni Film Festival — Special Award for Promoting a Message of Tolerance and Understanding to Young People. Cowboys And Angels
  • 2004 — Winner
    Fort Worth Intl. Film Festival — Best Film. Cowboys And Angels
  • 2007 — Winner
    Salerno Shadowline International Film Festival — Best Film. The Front Line
  • 2007 — Winner
    Boston Irish Film Festival — Best Film. The Front Line
  • 2007 — Winner
    Emden International Film Festival, Germany — Bernhard Wicki Prize (Audience Award). The Front Line
  • 2007 — Winner
    Madrid Mostoles International Film Festival, Spain — Special Jury Prize. The Front Line

David Gleeson is 3rd generation cinema. His grandfather opened up a theatre in the early 1940s and his father carried on in the same business, opening up several more screens across rural Ireland. David began his career at the age of 19, writing and directing theatre in Limerick city. A few years later David entered the North Sea oil industry where he worked to finance a short film.

So enamored was he of the oil industry (and of the money and time off in particular) that he spent a total of 7 years offshore as a “North Sea tiger”. During that time he worked all over the North Sea and made history by being a crew member on the first oil exploration vessel ever to explore deep inside the Arctic Circle.

In the mid-90′s David went to New York City where he met his producing partner Nathalie Lichtenthaeler. While in NYC they formed Wide Eye Films and produced their first short film together – Feels Like Home. David wrote and directed one other short film – Hunted – prior to his feature debut – Cowboys And Angels.