David Goodall (director)

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David Goodall
Born (1964-11-19) 19 November 1964 (age 54)
OccupationActor, composer, filmmaker
Years active1980–

David Goodall is a Scottish director, producer, composer, fight director and actor.


Goodhall was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1964.

His music can be heard on "Nick Nairn's Wild Harvest",[1] "Zig Zag"[2] and "Saorsa" (BBC) as well as Artery and Eikon (ITV). Film credits include Fallen Angels, To Have And To Hold and In The Dark. His recent film scores include Crush[3] and Changed Days.[4]

As an actor, he has played many roles in console games including Haven, Defender and Dreamfall. He has voiced advertisements in English and Italian, and acted as forensics officer Eliot Bothwell in the long-running BBC Radio 4 police series "P Division", as well as "Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk" (BBC Radio 3), and the narrator for the documentary Last of the Scottish Wildcats.[5] He played Angus Dobie in "The Angel's Share" by Ken Loach

He directed fights with Tony Curran on Red Road,[6] with Kevin McKidd on That Old One[7] and with Peter Mullan and Paddy Considine on Dog Altogether.[8] He is also credited on Rebus and Taggart He worked as assistant stunt co-ordinator on the BBC show, Phoo Action with Dave Forman.[9]

Since 1996, Goodall has worked as a producer and director at Soundsmove Facilities in Scotland.[10]

He recently directed Crush[11] - a film highlighting abuse in teenage relationships,[12] and Changed Days[13] - a film about a man suffering from dementia.[14]


  • Best UK Film Under 60min at the Swansea Bay Film Festival - May 2011[15]
  • Best International Short Film in Los Angeles International Film Festival - July 2011[16]
  • Best Director at the Los Angeles International Film Festival - July 2011[17]
  • Best Director at the New York International Film Festival - April 2011[18]
  • Best UK Film over 20min at the International Film Festival of Ireland[19]


  1. ^ Wild Harvest with Nick Nairn (TV Series 1996– ), retrieved 25 February 2018
  2. ^ Zig Zag Tudor Life (TV Series 1998– ), retrieved 25 February 2018
  3. ^ Goodall, David (4 May 2011), Crush, Victoria O'Rourke, Lisa Eaglesham, James McSporran, retrieved 25 February 2018
  4. ^ Changed Days
  5. ^ Piper, Steve (30 November 2008), Last of the Scottish Wildcats, Ailsa, Angus, Brude, retrieved 25 February 2018
  6. ^ "RED ROAD". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  7. ^ "THAT OLD ONE". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  8. ^ "DOG ALTOGETHER". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  9. ^ Lyn, Euros (11 February 2008), Phoo Action, Eddie Shin, Jaime Winstone, Talulah Riley, retrieved 25 February 2018
  10. ^ http://www.lanarkgazette.co.uk/lifestyle/lifestyle-leisure/director_david_goodall_impresses_new_york_with_his_short_films_1_1637688
  11. ^ Crush (2010), retrieved 25 February 2018
  12. ^ "Preventing Violence Against Women". Zero Tolerance. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  13. ^ Goodall, David (1 May 2011), Changed Days, Dougie Wallace, Floss Ross, Jim Webster, retrieved 25 February 2018
  14. ^ http://www.nexxusscotland.com/news/film_hopes_change_societys_attitudes_dementia?page=1
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ http://nyfilmvideo.info/2011-los-angeles-awards.htm
  17. ^ http://nyfilmvideo.info/2011-los-angeles-awards.htm
  18. ^ http://nyfilmvideo.info/2011-spring-awards/2011-spring-awards.htm
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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