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 David Leidy

is an award winning visual storyteller (Best Film Noir, Best Cult Classic Film, Best Story, Best 48 Hour Film, Best Experimental, Best Editor and Best Director Award Winner at multiple festivals among many more awards) with a drive to share daring stories that challenge modern perceptions and beliefs. 


David has won 140 Plus Awards at Over 70 festivals including Best Film Noir of the Year Award Winner at Independent Shorts Awards and Best Director of the Year at AOF MegaFest (highest honors among 16 interrelated festivals).

When he was fresh out of high school he had his feature film Bound premiere in front of nearly 200 audience members at Landmark Theatres after receiving coverage from Fox News. David went on to become a founding member and alumnus of professional cinema society Delta Kappa Alpha or DeKA (where Spielberg, Hitchcock, Arthur Miller and Lucille Ball were members). 

As DeKA Cinema Literacy and Professional Chair member he organized and hosted classic screenings and cinema events both exclusive to members and open to the public. During his active years in DeKA he was also enrolled in full time courses alongside publishing articles as a Staff Writer for Washington Square News while at NYU where he earned his degree in English Literature.
Beforehand David worked for multiple studios in LA where he gave feedback for projects including Last Voyage of Demeter and Dandelion Wine to such executive producers as Mike Medavoy at Phoenix Pictures (Shutter Island) and Kevin Iwashina and Ross Dinerstein at Preferred Content (Jiro Dreams of Sushi).

Before jumpstarting a fully fledged career as a writer, director and producer David was an assistant for Emmy award winning writer and director Justin Lerner (Automatic Hate, Official Selection at SXSW). Later David went on to write, produce and direct Atonia which had a cast and crew of over a hundred people leading to such projects as becoming a cowriter for the film Paradise starring Cortney Palm (Zombeavers).

Furthermore he was selected for a position as freelance producer and cameraman on a short highlight video for Participant Media (Waiting for Superman) that later aired on Pivot TV.

Currently David resides in Los Angeles with his beautiful wife and daughter and spends most of his hours working for his production company Eidetic Pictures.

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