David Lister (director)

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David Lister is a South African-born film and television director, now residing in Port Elizabeth.

David Lister grew up on a farm in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. He trained as a painter and sculptor in Pretoria before being employed as a scene painter, set designer and head of the props department at the Performing Arts Council in Transvaal. After a brief period as a documentary cameraman at SABC TV, he departed to the UK and studied at the London Film School 1972-1974. He then returned to South Africa to work as a director in the film and television industry.[1]

Around 2005 he moved to Australia. David is currently living in Port Elizabeth where he acts as mentor to students at a local film and media training institute.

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  1. ^ BFI database: Biography for David Lister Retrieved 2011-08-06
  2. ^ CITWF: My Friend Angelo Retrieved 2011-08-06