Mr Ian David

Lecturer, Creative Writing

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4286

Biographical details

Ian David graduated from Australian Film, Television and Radio School in 1984, majoring in writing and direction. His produced work includes Palace of Dreams (1986), Police State (1988), Joh’s Jury (1993), Blue Murder (1995), Bad Cop, Bad Cop (2002), Shark Net (2004), 3 Acts of Murder (2010), Killing Time (2011) and The Break (2012).

Ian’s thesis (for his Doctor of Arts) concerns the significance of collective dreams as they were influenced by the more likely role played by Lee Harvey Oswald in American history.

Awards and honours

Ian has been a recipient of every major Australian industry writing award, including the AFI, LOGIE, ATOM, Henry Lawson and AWGIE awards. In 1996 he received a NSW Premier’s Award. In 1997 he delivered the MacPherson Memorial Lecture at the Sydney Film Festival. In 2001 he received the AFI’s Byron Kennedy Award. He has represented Australia at UNESCO conferences on cultural diversity and in 2001 received a Centenary Medal for services to Australian society and film production. In 2011 he received the Richard Lane Award for outstanding service and dedication to the Australian Writers’ Guild.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • David, I. (2013). Emotional Rhythm. In Jan Shaw, Philippa Kelly, L E Semler (Eds.), Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, (pp. 277-285). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

Journals

  • David, I. (2014). Screenwriting and Emotional Rhythm. Journal of Screenwriting, 5(1), 47-57. [More Information]

2014

  • David, I. (2014). Screenwriting and Emotional Rhythm. Journal of Screenwriting, 5(1), 47-57. [More Information]

2013

  • David, I. (2013). Emotional Rhythm. In Jan Shaw, Philippa Kelly, L E Semler (Eds.), Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, (pp. 277-285). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

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