David Keating, Director and Screenwriter

Film director and screenwriter, David also directs theatre when he gets the chance. His writing includes work for Columbia/Sony Pictures and Jim Sheridan’s script for INTO THE WEST.

David has directed three features films, THE LAST OF THE HIGH KINGS, (Miramax / IFB) with Jared Leto, Gabriel Byrne and Christina Ricci. WAKE WOOD (Hammer / IFB) with Aidan Gillen, Timothy Spall and Eva Birthistle. And 2015’s CHERRY TREE (MPI / IFB) — with Naomi Battrick, Anna Walton and Sam Hazeldene. CHERRY TREE was selected to open Film4 Frightfest 2015 in London’s Leicester Square, it had its US premiere at Lincoln Plaza in NYC November 2015.

As a trainer and project mentor David has worked with Oxford University’s Green Templeton College and Saïd Business School, Screen Training Ireland / IFB, the National Film School of Ireland, the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, the London Film Academy, Moonstone, Equinoxe, Media Development Morocco, and with Mira Nair’s Uganda initiative MAISHA.

With STORY CAMPUS he has been involved in training events in the UK with BAFTA, the East End Film Festival, and in Ireland for the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.