David Slade

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David Aldrin Slade
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David Slade at the London premiere of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Born (1969-09-26) 26 September 1969 (age 48)
United Kingdom
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1994–present

David Aldrin Slade (born 26 September 1969) is a British film and television director and actor. His works include the films Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Slade is also a director for television, directing episodes for Breaking Bad, Awake, Hannibal, Crossbones, Powers, American Gods and Black Mirror. Before he was a film director, Slade was a director of commercials and music videos.

Life and career[edit]

He started his career making amateur music videos for local bands in the south of England. He would have his films processed by an elderly woman who developed super 8 films for cheap in her bathtub. His first professional job was directing a commercial for the video game Silent Hill, for the English market.[1] His first feature film, Hard Candy, was released in 2005 by Lions Gate Entertainment, who purchased the independent movie at the Sundance Film Festival.[2] He went on to direct the vampire film 30 Days of Night in 2007.[3] Slade directed The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,[4] the third film in the Twilight film series.[5]

In a Twitter post, Slade listed his favorite films as Performance, Wings of Desire, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and Possession.[6] Slade also attributes Performance as his main inspiration for becoming a film director.[7]


Feature films[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Short films[edit]

  • I Smell Quality (1994)
  • Do Geese See God? (2004)
  • MEATDOG: What's Fer Dinner (2008)[8]

Television series[edit]


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