David Dillehunt

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David Dillehunt
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David Nelson Dillehunt

(1984-04-05) April 5, 1984 (age 37)
OccupationDirector, Producer, Composer
Years active1998 – present
Spouse(s)Kristen Dillehunt (m. 2016)

David Nelson Dillehunt (born April 5, 1984 in Charlottesville, Virginia) is an American film director, television producer and composer.


He is best known as the director of You Can't Do That on Film,[1] the 2004 documentary about the cult-classic children's series, You Can't Do That on Television. Other notable works include his sketch-comedy series, Caught in the Act, the 2008 feature-length comedy, Craptastic,[2] and the 2011 documentary We Are Astronomers, which premiered at the Virginia Film Festival. Dillehunt has self-released eight albums of original music compositions,[3] and is a founding member of the indie rock band Butterfly Vendetta.[4]

Dillehunt is the Multimedia Services Manager for the City of Charlottesville.[5] Since joining the department in 2005, he has overseen the production of numerous local television series and civic meetings. Dillehunt now manages the PEG cable stations in Charlottesville. He was nominated for a Regional Emmy Award in May 2013 and May 2021 for his work with the department.[6][7]


Year Title Notes
2003 Eviternity Director
2004 You Can't Do That on Film Director
2005 One Shot Director
2006 Slapjack Director
2007 Smoke Screen Director
2008 Craptastic Co-Director with Bryan Kasik
2009 At The Bottom Director
2010 Paper Shoes Director
2011 We Are Astronomers Director
2012 Velvet Rut Director
2013 No One Knows You Director
2014 Craptastic Number Two Co-Director with Bryan Kasik
2015 Turn Off Your Mind Director
2016 Oubliette Director
2017 The Way I See It Director
2018 Butterfly Vendetta Director
2019 First Amendment Writes Director
2020 Somewhere in Between Director


Year Title Certifications
1999 Defying Belief None
2002 Caught in the Act None
2005 Somewhere in Between None
2008 Chaos Theory None
2011 Face the Music None
2014 Turn Off Your Mind None
2017 Surrender None
2020 Hindsight None


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