David Whitehouse

Writer for film and television

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Biography

David's first novel, BED, was published in summer 2011 by Canongate in the UK and Scribner in the US, and has since been published in 18 different countries and is now being developed as a film by Film4. It won the To Hell with Prizes award 2011, The Betty Trask Award 2012 and was long listed for The Desmond Elliot Prize. David has recently published The Mobile Library, which was nominated for the Jerwood Prize.

David has written a feature-length script, Deadlines, for the director Ringan Ledwidge, and his first short film, The Archivist (directed by James Lees) was produced by Warp Films and the BBC and opened the BBC Electric Proms in 2008. He has two other short films; the first, Ending (again with director James Lees) produced by Sigma Films and the second, Trophy, produced by Warp Films and Film 4.

David's first television sitcom script, The Hated Chef, co-written with Michael Holden, was optioned by Bwark Productions. David's comedy script Recovery is being developed by Hat Trick productions. 

David writes regularly for the Guardian and The Times, and is Editor-at-Large of ShortList magazine. His journalism has won awards from The Times, the Evening Standard, the PTA and the PTC.

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TV

Writer

 

Comedy

Hat Trick
In development
 
 

Drama

In development
 
 

Drama

 
 

Comedy drama

In development
 
 

Drama

In development
 
 
Original comedy
Bwark
 

Film

Writer

 
Feature length screenplay written for director Ringan Ledwidge
Rattling Stick
 
 
Short film
Warp Films / Film4
 
 

Short film

Sigma Films
 
 

Short film

Warp Films