David N. Donihue

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
David N. Donihue
Born David Nelson Donihue
(1974-04-25) April 25, 1974 (age 42)
Spokane, Washington, United States
Other names David Donihue
David N. Donihue
Occupation film director, producer, screenwriter, playwright, composer, actor poet
Years active 1985 - present

David N. Donihue (David Nelson Donihue, b. April 25, 1974) is an American writer, director and actor. His writing has been mentioned by IndieWire [1] Variety [2] and as a director he is frequently interview by the magazines including 1.4 and Movie Maker Magazine.[citation needed] As a writer/director, his feature films such as Parzania and The Weathered Underground have been internationally distributed his recent mini-movies for Spinnin/Universal, Armada and others are viewed by many. Writer Kelly Hughes wrote in The Huffington Post [3]"Donihue's work is not superficial. It shocks.. It excites... It demands social change"

Early years[edit]

Donihue was born in rural Eastern Washington, raised in Auburn, Washington. He started writing plays that were performed for 45 cents in his back yard and local parks when he was as young as seven. His first film was made when he was eleven, utilizing a rented video camera and two borrowed VCR's with stereo cables. His father was a pastor. His mother, Anita Corrine Donihue, was a special education teacher who later became a well known Christian Devotional author.[4][5]

By his mid teens, Donihue was writing feature length plays. During these years, Donihue began to work graveyard shifts at a local college radio station, KGRG-FM, as an overnight DJ.[6]

There, he became obsessed with experimental music and film, and directed a series of student films. These included Anthony's Apocalypse and Inside Anthony's World.[7] During this era, at age 18, he wrote Hold My Hand & Tell Me I'm Not Insane, a comedy-drama about a young playwright whose scripts follow his life, yet later dictate it. The play was produced in Seattle with its premiere at the Scottish Rite Hall on Capitol Hill.

During his early twenties, Donihue wrote, directed, acted in and produced several independent plays within the northwest including Hey Baby Do Ya Wanna Come Back To My Place and Justify My Existence, and another pop psychology comedy Brain Aches And The Quest For Redemption Of A Telephone Psychic as well as the forty-minute short film Love Me Tender, Pay Me Well.

In 1999 Donihue began performing under the stage name Punko and released an indie album titled The Day Bob Went Electric.

Professional life[edit]

The English language thriller, based on the true story of the Gujarat Riots of 2002, which was initially banned in India, incited protests and bomb threats, and later garnered praise from the The New York Times, Variety, and Indiewire.[8] It was shown in New York as part of the Museum of Modern Arts' India Now film exhibition.[9] Donihue was nominated for Filmfare Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Story for Parzania. The film won the Screen Gem Award for Best Picture.[citation needed]

In 2010, Donihue’s four and a half hour interactive choose-your-own adventure film The Weathered Underground was released by Indican starring Heroes Brea Grant. The comic book inspired picture went on to become a small cult classic and is now shown as part of curriculum at many of the worlds best film schools. In 2014, Donihue directed another socially driven action comedy, The Bang Brokers.[10] In 2015 - 2017 Donihue wrote and directed several mini-movies for major brands and dance labels including SOLDIER, DON'T WAIT, GIMME SOME MORE, A LIFETIME AWAY and AGE OF INNOCENCE.[11]

His writing has been commented on by the Los Angeles Times,[12] and as a director he is frequently interview 1.4 and Movie Maker Magazine.[13]

Filmography[edit]

YEAR PROJECT CREDITS TYPE NOTES
1985 THE DESTRUCTION OF THOR WRITER / DIRECTOR / ACTOR SHORT FILM (Age 11)
1985 COMPUTER CHIP WRITER / DIRECTOR / ACTOR SHORT FILM (Age 11)
1987 RAMPAGE WRITER / DIRECTOR / ACTOR SHORT FILM (Age 11)
1989 GAMES WRITER / DIRECTOR / ACTOR STAGE
1992 ANTHONY'S APOCALYPSE WRITER / DIRECTOR / ACTOR SHORT (SHORT FILM 20 MIN)
1993 INSIDE ANTHONY'S WORLD WRITER / DIRECTOR / ACTOR SHORT (SHORT FILM 22 MIN)
1994 LOVE ME TENDER, PAY ME WELL WRITER / DIRECTOR / ACTOR SHORT FILM (SHORT FILM 30 MIN)
1995 WHEN YER 22 WRITER / DIRECTOR / ACTOR SHORT FILM (60 MIN)
1995 HOLD MY HAND & TELL ME I'M NOT INSANE WRITER / DIRECTOR PLAY
1997 HEY BABY, DO YA WANNA COME BACK TO MY PLACE & JUSTIFY MY EXISTENCE WRITER / DIRECTOR / ACTOR PLAY
1998 BRAIN ACHES & THE QUEST FOR REDEMPTION OF A TELEPHONE PSYCHIC WRITER / DIRECTOR / ACTOR PLAY
1999 THE GIRLS OF BIPOLAR DISORDER WRITER / DIRECTOR SHORT FILM
1999 PUNKO TOUGH SKINS WRITER / DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO
1999 THE PINEHUST KIDS - ONCELER WRITER / DIRECTOR
1999 PUNKO THE DAY BOB WENT ELECTRIC PERFORMER / WRITER ALBUM
1999 PUNKO THE DAY BOB WENT ELECTRIC PERFORMER / WRITER STAGE / MULTIMEDIA SHOW
2000 THE HUMANITY EXPERIMENT WRITER / DIRECTOR FEATURE FILM
2000 THE STANDARD - UNNAMED DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO
2000 THE PINK SNOWFLAKES - GAS STATION IN THE SKY DIRECTOR
2002 PUNKO - WHY DON'T WE WRITER / DIRECTOR PERFORMER MUSIC VIDEO
2002 PUNKO -THE ANTHEMS WRITER / PERFORMER ALBUM Example
2002 PUNKO HOLY SON WRITER / DIRECTOR / PERFORM MUSIC VIDEO
2003 HEAT WAVE WRITER / DIRECTOR SHORT FILM 45 minutes
2003 ANDREW SHERMAN VEHICLE - ROBOT VIDEO WRITER / DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO
2007 PARZANIA WRITER / PRODUCER FEATURE FILM
2007 DOCUMENTARY - THE TREE OF LIFE WRITER / EDITOR / ANIMATION FEATURE FILM
2007 THE LASHES - THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO
2007 SIRENS SISTER - SHOULD'VE KNOWN DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO
2007 ROCKET - COUGAR RUSH DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO
2007 AARON MANINO THE PRESENT MOMENT DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO
2010 THE WEATHERED UNDERGROUND WRITER / DIRECTOR / ACTOR / COMPOSER FEATURE FILM 4 1/2 hour live action interactive break up saga inspired by the choose your own adventure books
2012 CHASING DEATH WITH A PENCHANT FOR THE PRIMITIVE SALVATION WRITER / DIRECTOR / ACTOR PLAY Would later become basis for Feature Film - The Bang Bang Brokers
2012 MAR MAR - ICE CREAM WRITER / DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO
2012 RICK SHAFFER - ONE MORE HEART ACHE WRITER/ DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO
2014 MARC FORD - BLUE SKIES WRITER / DIRECTOR / FX MUSIC VIDEO
2014 THE BANG BANG BROKERS WRITER / DIRECTOR / ACTOR FEATURE FILM
2014 THE PRINCIPAL - SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM WRITER / DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO
2014 BIPOLAR JUNCTION - DOPING WRITER / DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO - SHORT FILM
2014 SANDY NORMAL LIFE DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO
2014 SANDY BREAKING HIM OUT DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO
2014 ALEXI KINGSTON BLUE DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO
2015 KRYSTA YOUNGS - XANAX: A LOVE SONG WRITER / DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO - SHORT FILM
2015 THOMAS GOLD, HARRISON & HIIO - TAKE ME HOME WRITER / DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO - SHORT FILM
2015 JOHN DAHLBACK - RAVEN WRITER / DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO - SHORT FILM
2015 NIGHT SAFARI - DAYLIGHT TO MIDNIGHT WRITER / DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO - SHORT FILM
2015 HOLD ON WRITER / DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO - SHORT FILM
2015 JOHN DAHLBACK - ATLANTIS WRITER / DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO - SHORT FILM
2015 ELEPHANTE ft RUMORS - I WANT YOU WRITER / DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO - SHORT FILM
2015 MARK SIXMA & ANDREW RAYEL - CHASED WRITER / DIRECTOR MINI-MOVIE
2016 RUSLAN SIROTA - A LIFETIME AWAY WRITER / DIRECTOR MINI-MOVIE
2016 BLASTERJAXX AND BREATHE CAROLINA - SOLDIER WRITER / DIRECTOR MINI-MOVIE
2016 BOBBY PUMA - DEEPER THAN LOVE WRITER / DIRECTOR MINI-MOVIE
2016 KO:YU - DON'T WAIT WRITER / DIRECTOR MINI-MOVIE
2016 RICK SHAFFER - GOIMNG DOWN SLOW WRITER / DIRECTOR MINI-MOVIE
2015 ELEPHANTE ft RUMORS - I WANT YOU WRITER / DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO - SHORT FILM
2016 KONIH - GIMME SOME MORE WRITER / DIRECTOR MINI-MOVIE

Personal life[edit]

Donihue lives in Los Angeles, California. He continues to direct a large number of music videos and short form media.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IndieWire". 
  2. ^ http://variety.com/2006/film/reviews/heaven-hell-on-earth-1200519379/ Ny Times,
  3. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-hughes/we-only-got-4-minutes-to-_b_9645664.html
  4. ^ "Biblio". 
  5. ^ "Underlying Genius Blog". 
  6. ^ "blog". 
  7. ^ "Underlying genius". 
  8. ^ The New York Times, February 20, 2007 - In India, Showing Sectarian Pain to Eyes That Are Closed.
  9. ^ Museum of Modern Arts - Film Exhibitions - India Now - April 22–30, 2007
  10. ^ http://www.superradfilms.com/feature-films/
  11. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1663638/?ref_=nv_sr_1
  12. ^ "LA TIMES". 
  13. ^ "Movie Maker Magazine".