Arvind Ethan David
|Arvind Ethan David|
Arvind in Malaysia during release of The Infidel
21 February 1975 |
|Years active||2005 - present|
Arvind Ethan David, (born 21 February 1975) is a Malaysian born, British film producer, founder of Slingshot Productions. He is best known for producing David Baddiel’s The Infidel in 2010. Other feature films he has produced include Tormented starring Alex Pettyfer and French Film starring Hugh Bonneville and Manchester United football legend Eric Cantona - with the latter winning Best Actor for Bonneville and Best Screenplay for Aschlin Ditta at the 2008 Monte Carlo Film Festival.
David founded film production and finance company Slingshot in 2005 in partnership with Norwegian venture capitalist Thomas Hoegh. They were soon being viewed as dynamic entrepreneurs by respected trades such as Variety, as the company quickly established itself as a notable player in the UK film scene. Slingshot has produced and co-financed five movies in the subsequent five years. They secured co-financing for Tormented with BBC Films and Screen West Midlands, and a distribution partnership with Pathe and Warner Bros.
Life and career
As a writer he has published several short stories, and co-wrote an essay with English comedian David Baddiel for The Atheist's Guide to Christmas. He has also seen recognition as a playwright, winning Best Adaptation for Dirk at the 28th LA Weekly Theater Awards (2007), based on the character created by Douglas Adams.
David will Executive Produce upcoming supernatural action film Wake.
- Sugarhouse (2007, directed by Gary Love)
- Faintheart (2008, directed by Vito Rocco)
- French Film (2008, directed by Jackie Oudney)
- Tormented (2009, directed by Jon Wright)
- The Infidel (2010, written by David Baddiel and directed by Josh Appignanesi)
- Dawtrey, Adam (2006-06-22). "Trio shoots for Slingshot". Variety.
- Dawtrey, Adam (2007-10-12). "London Entertainers". Film Trade. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
- Jaafar, Ali (2009-05-18). "'Tormented' to see wide release". Variety.