David Mahmoudieh (born London, England) is a British-Iranian screenwriter, director and producer of film, music videos, commercials and documentaries. He directs under a variety of pseudonyms, including "R&D", "Merlin", "Uncle Rumple" and "Jury & Executioner". As a second unit director he operates under the moniker Murlep Snilttski - an acronym of his favourite fairytale character, Rumpelstiltskin.
Other written works include the short-stories Perception, Return To Sender and I Kill Kilkally, the short films The Confession and Wolves Who Hunt Smiling, and the feature screenplay Fool's Gold.
In 1999, whilst still at high school, David won The Casa Nostra short-story competition and was consequently approached to pen a screen adaptation of Frederick Ayer's turn-of-the-century novel Reminiscences. Upon the completion of his schooling, Mahmoudieh began development on an original comic book series and his first feature-length screenplay, Fools Gold.
In March 2008 David's short-script Rain won the award of "Best Short Script 2008" at the ECU European Film Festival in Paris. The script also went on to finish 2nd in the 2009 Hollywood Movie Deal Screenplay Contest (Shorts Category), 2nd again in the "Best Short Sci-Fi/Fantasy Screenplay" category at IFFF Film Festival at Raleigh Studios, Los Angeles, and finally Runner-Up in two categories "(Best Dramatic & Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Script)" at the AOF Film Festival Writer's Awards Ceremony in Pasadena.
It was announced in 2011 that "Rain" was in development for adaptation into a feature-film, with David attached as writer/director.
David Mahmoudieh is the second-cousin of the award-winning architect and designer Yasmine Mahmoudieh.
Awards and nominations 
|2008||ECU European Independent Film Festival||Best Short Script||David Mahmoudieh||Won|
|2008||AOF Film Festival||Best Fantasy Short||David Mahmoudieh||Nominated|
|2008||AOF Film Festival||Best Dramatic Short||David Mahmoudieh||Nominated|
|2009||IFFF Los Angeles||Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Script||David Mahmoudieh||2nd|
|2009||Hollywood Movie Deal Screenplay Contest||Best Short Script||David Mahmoudieh||2nd|
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