David Malone (independent filmmaker)

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David Malone
Born North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
Nationality British
Other names Golem XIV (online pseudonym)
Ethnicity White British
Occupation Independent filmmaker, author and politician
Television Horizon
Parent(s) Adrian Malone
For other people named David Malone, see David Malone (disambiguation).

David Hugh Malone is a British independent filmmaker, Green Party politician, and author of The Debt Generation. He has directed television documentaries on philosophy, science and religion, originally broadcast in the United Kingdom by the BBC and Channel 4. He was also the Green Party's parliamentary candidate for Scarborough and Whitby in the 2015 general election. He currently lives in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Documentary career[edit]

David Malone was born in North Shields and grew up in 1970s London.[1] His father, Adrian Malone, was also a documentary filmmaker, who produced The Ascent of Man with Jacob Bronowski and directed Cosmos: A Personal Voyage with Carl Sagan.[2] Malone spent nine years in America before joining the BBC Science Department and working there for nine years. He ended up joining the production team for Horizon, a regular documentary series on science and philosophy.[3]

Malone then left and started his own documentary company, I-330 Films, and moved to North Yorkshire.[2] I-330 Films was set up in 1995 by David Malone, and his brother James Malone.[4] Malone was also listed as one of three Directors of becauseyouthink.tv, alongside David Paterson and Jan Klimkowski.[5] Malone's Testing God was shortlisted for the Royal Television Society's best documentary series award in 2002.[6][7]

Political career[edit]

Financial commentary[edit]

In 2008 Malone began commenting on the financial pages of The Guardian's website about the credit crunch and the ensuing financial crisis under the pseudonym Golem XIV, the name of a military supercomputer in a novel of the same name by the Polish science fiction writer Stanisław Lem. Malone became a fierce critic of the bank bailouts arguing that they would lead to massive cuts in public spending. In November 2010 his book about the crisis, The Debt Generation, was published in the UK by Level Press. It had been edited by Mark Tanner from the different writings he had done in The Guardian's comments section, which had totaled 600 pages of material.[8] Malone was interviewed about his book by Max Keiser during Episode 114 of the Keiser Report, a program that features on Russia Today.[9] In 2013 he was also interviewed over his book by Ross Ashcroft on his 'Renegade Economist' talk show.[10]

The Green Party[edit]

In the 2011 Scarborough Borough Council election, he stood as the Green Party candidate in the Falsgrave ward, where he came fourth and won 11% of the vote.[11] Malone has also stood as the Green Party's candidate in the Falsgrave and Stepney ward of the North Yorkshire County Council. In the 2009 County Council election, he came third with 21% of the vote, and in the 2013 County Council election he came fourth with 17% of the vote.[12] He was the Green Party's parliamentary candidate for Scarborough and Whitby in the 2015 general election, where he came fourth with 2,185 votes (or 4.6% of the vote), and beat the Liberal Democrat candidate. He also stood in the 2015 Scarborough Borough Council election for the Green Party in Stepney Ward.[13]

Works[edit]

Books[edit]

Documentaries[edit]

  • Fossil Heroes (for the BBC's Horizon; 1992)[14]
  • Wot U Lookin' At? (for Horizon; 1993)[15]
  • The Far Side (for Horizon; 1994)[16]
  • Death Wish: The Untold Story (for Horizon; 1994)[17]
  • Icon Earth (for Horizon; 1995)[18]
  • Tibet: The Ice Mother (for Horizon; 1995)[19]
  • Inside the Internet (for the BBC's Computers Don't Bite; 1997)[20]
  • The Flow of Time (1999)
  • Secrets of the Incas (2000)
  • Testing God (2001),[21] in three episodes:
    Killing the Creator
    Darwin and the Divine
    Credo Ergo Sum
  • Soul Searching (2003),[22] in two episodes:
    Know Thyself
    The Undiscovered Country
  • What We Still Don't Know (2004),[23] in three episodes:
    Are We Alone?
    Why Are We Here?
    Are We Real?
  • Stems Cells: The Promise (2005)[24]
  • Voices In My Head (2006)[25]
  • Dangerous Knowledge (2007)[26]
  • High Anxieties: The Mathematics of Chaos (2008)[27]
  • The Secret Life of Waves (2011)
  • Heart vs Mind: What Makes Us Human? (2012)
  • Metamorphosis: The Science of Change (2013)

Electoral performance[edit]

Parliamentary elections

Date of election Constituency Party Votes  % of votes Result
2015 general election Scarborough and Whitby Green Party 2,185 4.6 Not elected

Local government elections

Date of election Ward Council Party Votes  % of votes Result
2009 local elections Falsgrave and Stepney North Yorkshire County Council Green Party 433 21 Not elected
2011 local elections Falsgrave Park Scarborough Borough Council Green Party 212 11 Not elected
2013 local elections Falsgrave Park North Yorkshire County Council Green Party 310 17 Not elected
2015 local elections Stepney Scarborough Borough Council Green Party 433 13 Not elected

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malone, David (2010). The Debt Generation. Lancaster: Level Press. p. vi. ISBN 978-0-9566902-0-3. 
  2. ^ a b "David Malone". The Institute of Arts and Ideas. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "About Me". Golem XIV. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "I-330". I-330 Films. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Directors". becauseyouthink.tv. Archived from the original on 1 November 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Royal Television Society Programme Awards Nominees 2002". Broadcast Now. 26 February 2002. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "BBC film-maker’s talk at Whitby Coliseum". Whitby Gazette. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Malone, David (2010). The Debt Generation (Second ed.). Lancaster: Level Press. pp. vii–x. ISBN 978-0-9566902-0-3. 
  9. ^ "Episode 114". RT UK. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Renegade Economist Talk Show – In Conversation with David Malone". Renegade Inc. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Election results for Falsgrave". Scarborough Borough Council. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Falsgrave and Stepney division results". North Yorkshire County Council. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "Next Elections". Scarborough and Whitby Green Party. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Fossil Heroes". British Universities Film & Video Council. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "Wot U Lookin’ At?". British Universities Film & Video Council. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "Far Side, The". British Universities Film & Video Council. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  17. ^ "Death Wish: The Untold Story". British Universities Film & Video Council. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  18. ^ "Icon Earch". British Universities Film & Video Council. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  19. ^ "Tibet: The Ice Mother". British Universities Film & Video Council. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  20. ^ "Inside the Internet". British Universities Film & Video Council. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  21. ^ "Testing God". British Universities Film & Video Council. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  22. ^ "Soul Searching". British Universities Film & Video Council. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  23. ^ "What We Still Don't Know (2004)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  24. ^ "Stem Cells: The Promise". British Universities Film & Video Council. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  25. ^ "Voices in My Head (2006)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  26. ^ "Dangerous Knowledge". British Universities Film & Video Council. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  27. ^ "High Anxieties: The Mathematics of Chaos". British Universities Film & Video Council. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 

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