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David Brind

Part-Time Lecturer

Affiliated Divisions:

John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television

David Brind is a writer and filmmaker whose work has screened in some of the most prestigious film festivals in the U.S. including Sundance, Tribeca, Outfest, the Hamptons, and in international festivals around the world.

David wrote and co-produced the feature film DARE, an official selection and Grand Jury Prize Nominee of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Critically acclaimed, DARE was released theatrically that year. It features the first starring role of Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara, as well as Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Ana Gasteyer, and Alan Cumming. David’s short film DARE on which the feature was based currently has over 2.5 million views on YouTube.

More recently, David adapted a YA novel for Academy- Award winning producer Stanley Jaffe (“Kramer vs. Kramer”). In television, David has developed projects with Emmy and Golden-Globe winning producers. In 2014, he sold a comedy project to Universal Television.

Theater credits include directing comedienne/actress/singer Sandra Bernhard in her one-woman show Sandra Bernhard: Everything Bad and Beautiful which ran for six months Off-Broadway. Readings of his most recent play in New York featured the talents of Ms. Bernhard, Alan Cumming, and Jonathan Groff (“Looking”).

David received his B.A. from Yale University as a double major in Theater Studies and American Studies. He received his M.F.A. in Screenwriting from Columbia University. David is a member of the Writers’ Guild of America.