10 December 1977 |
David Atrakchi (born 10 December 1977) is an actor best known for his role of Malcolm Manville in Transporter 3. He played Lanyon in the 2011 thriller Faces in the Crowd. Actor co-producer of Frank & Lola a 2016 noir love story written and directed by Matthew Ross.
Born in Yugoslavia, David Atrakchi spent his childhood in Opatija and Baghdad, Iraq. Now based between Paris and New York, he studied theatre, dramatic arts and film at New York University with esteemed acting coach Jack Waltzer, a member of the Actors Studio. In 2005 he became one of the founding partners of the French film production company and artists collaborative FullDawa Films. He has directed & produced several short films as well as a documentary for UNESCO titled A World for Inclusion  featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman.
With his company FullDawa Films, he has recently handled the production services and coproduced the feature films, My Old Lady by Israël Horovitz alongside American production company Deux Chevaux Inc. in New York, L.A based Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment, BBC Films & COHEN Media starring Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas. Frank & Lola directed by Matthew Ross with Imogen Poots, Michael Shannon, Rosanna Arquette and Emmanuelle Devos. The movie premiered 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was sold to Universal Studios.
David's first lead role was in the independent film Broken Idyll by Victoria Raiser. In 2008, he appeared as Malcolm Manville alongside Jason Statham and François Berléand in Transporter 3 by Olivier Megaton, produced and written by Luc Besson. Later David appeared in a series of 5 short films for Tag Heuer -Meridiist by director Pierre Morel.
In 2010, he shoot for Fred Vargas book adaptation "Un Lieu Incertain" by Josée Dayan, starring alongside Jean-Hugues Anglade, Charlotte Rampling and Pascal Greggory. The same year David filmed Faces in the Crowd in Canada. Directed by Julien Magnat, it stars Milla Jovovich, Julian McMahon, Sarah Wayne Callies, Michael Shanks and Marianne Faithfull.
In spring 2011, he shot for Blind Watching in Portugal by Andrzej Jakimowski with Alexandra Maria Lara and Edward Hogg and two episodes for Canal+ in Prague as "Yves d'Allègre" in Borgia written by Tom Fontana with John Doman. David shot in November 2011 "Au Nom D'Athènes" a 2X52' for the network Arte as Xerxes with Persian dialogue. The same year he is shooting for HBO in Toronto throughout May 2012, Transporter: The Series directed by Bruce McDonald (film director) with Chris Vance (actor) and Delphine Chanéac.
In 2013, David stars and produces Camille Delamarre (Brick Mansions) directorial debut film Last Call collecting over 20 nominations worldwide such as Montréal World Film Festival, Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, Brest European Short Film Festival. He also receives several acting nominations and one acting award  at the Festival du film de Vendôme for Pour la France directed by Shanti Masud.
He is also the leading actor of the official video directed by Antony Hoffman (Red Planet (film))  for the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, aired for the first time 4 March 2014, during the Geneva Motor Show.
David's upcoming theatrical release is December 16, 2015 House of Time directed by Jonathan Helpert with Pierre Deladonchamps, Julie Judd, Esther Comar, Julia Piaton, Bengamin Wamgermee and Maxime Dambrin. The movie has premiered at the Angoulême film festival, La Baule film festival and soon at the Boulder and Austin Film Festival.
He also acted and co-produced Frank & Lola a 2016 noir love story written and directed by Matthew Ross and starring Michael Shannon, Imogen Poots, Michael Nyqvist, Justin Long, Emmanuelle Devos and Rosanna Arquette.
Honours and awards
- 2013 acting award  at the Festival du film de Vendôme for Pour la France directed by Shanti Masud
- 2013 acting nomination ÉCU The European Independent Film festival for Last Call directed by Camille Delamarre
- "Weekend Box Office Results from November 28–30, 2008". Box Office Mojo. 2008-11-30. Retrieved 2008-12-13.
- "'Faces in the Crowd' Begins Filming, Full Cast Revealed".
- IMDB Jack Waltzer
- "Official FullDawa Films".
- "Cannes Film Festival".
- "Unesco A World for Inclusion".
- IMDB Broken Idyll
- Set Pictures Un Lieu Incertain
- Faces in the Crowd Starts Shooting Full Cast Announced
- Acting Award - Festival du film de Vendôme
- Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 - Official Video
- "Ben Kingsley Joins ‘Wake’ Opposite Bruce Willis, ‘Frank And Lola’ Deal Set & More – Berlin Briefs". Retrieved February 6, 2015.
- Acting Award - Festival du film de Vendôme