David Whitehouse

Writer for film and television

Theatre, Film & TV
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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. It won the To Hell with Prizes award 2011, The Betty Trask Award 2012 and was long listed for The Desmond Elliot Prize. It has been optioned by Warp Films and Film 4. He is currently working on his second novel, Mobile Library, which is scheduled for publication in January 2015.

He has a dark comedy drama, ME ME ME, in development with Scott Free, and he has developed a comedy feature film about the American stand-up comedian Neil Hamburger with Film4. David's first television sitcom script, The Hated Chef, co-written with Michael Holden, was optioned by Bwark Productions in 2011.

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 short films in development; the first, Ending (again with director James Lees) is being produced by Sigma Films and the second, Trophy, is being produced by Warp Films and Film 4.

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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ME ME ME 2013
Scott Free
Writer David Whitehouse

Original comedy

The Hated Chef 2012
Writer David Whitehouse

Original comedy

Trophy Short
Sep 2013
Warp Films / Film4
Writer David Whitehouse

Short film

Deadlines 2013
Rattling Stick
Writer David Whitehouse

Feature length screenplay written for director Ringan Ledwidge

Ending Short
Sigma Films
Director James Lees
Writer David Whitehouse

The Archivist Short
Warp Films
Director James Lees
Writer David Whitehouse