David Keating

Film Director


  • Cherry Tree
    2015 — Feature Film — 85 mins
  • Wake Wood
    2009 — Feature Film — 90 mins
  • KM64: Birth Of A Skate Park
    2004 — Documentary — 70 mins
  • Where Do I Begin
    1997 — Documentary — 54 mins
  • The Last Of The High Kings
    1996 — Feature Film — 104 mins
  • 2011 — Nominee
    Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film (BIFFF) — Best Director. Wake Wood
  • 1997 — Nominee
    Emden International Film Festival — Emden Film Award . The Last Of The High Kings
  • 2011 — Winner
    Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival — Denis-de-Rougemont Youth Award. Wake Wood
  • 2011 — Nominee
    Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival — Best Feature Film. Wake Wood

David is best known for his feature film The Last of the High Kings (Miramax), starring Jared Leto, Gabriel Byrne and Christina Ricci which he wrote and directed. He also continues to direct theatre, film documentaries, TV drama and music videos (in the past). His screenwriting includes H for Columbia pictures and a writing credit for his work on Mike Newell’s Into the West (Miramax).

He is a script advisor on the Moonstone, MAISHA, and Equinoxe Screenwriter workshops, and has lectured and moderated seminars on screenwriting and related obsessions at the University of Bonn, the University of Mainz, and at the National University of Ireland, Huston School of Film and Digital Media among others. He’s also a dance fan and an enthusiastic but pretty hopeless surfer.