David Slade

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David Slade
David Slade 2014 Comic Con 1.jpg
Slade at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1969-09-26) 26 September 1969 (age 53)
United Kingdom
Occupation(s)Actor, director
Years active1994–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]

Slade at the London premiere of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, 2010

He started his career making amateur music videos for local bands in the south of England. He had 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]

Television series[edit]


  1. ^ "David Slade - My First Shoot". Myfirstshoot.com. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Press Conference: Interviews with the Cast & Crew of 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'". BloodyDisgusting. 14 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Twilight Saga: Eclipse Gets a New Editor; Muse Dropped from Soundtrack". DreadCentral. 9 August 2012.
  4. ^ "David Slade Talks Twilight Saga: Eclipse; New TV Spot "Something New"". DreadCentral. 10 June 2010.
  5. ^ "David Slade to Direct Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" (Press release). Summit Entertainment. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  6. ^ DAVID A SLADE [@DAVID_A_SLADE] (5 March 2012). "ALL TIME top 5 "PERFORMANCE"Roeg/Cammell. "WINGS OF DESIRE" Wim Wenders. "2001/Clockwork Orange" Kubrick "POSSESSION" Zulawski No surprises" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ DAVID A SLADE [@DAVID_A_SLADE] (5 March 2012). "@AussieBecka Nic Roeg/Donald Cammell's "Performance"" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "So Funny, It's Scary: Hollywood's Top Horror Directors to Bring Original Comedy Pilots to Xbox 360 This Fall". Microsoft. 23 July 2008. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2008.

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