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David Thompson

Programme Leader, Filmmaking

David Thompson

David is a filmmaker with extensive media industry experience having worked both nationally and internationally for over a decade. Previously running an art house cinema, writing and directing his own feature film, producing on numerous shorts and making films in many roles across different platforms. Working for companies including Universal Pictures, ABC, BBC, ITV, C4, Film4, Channel 5, Discovery, Al Rayan, Teachers TV, Audi, IKEA, Jet2 and EMI amongst others.

With seven years teaching and leadership experience both academically and commercially he is the Programme Leader in Filmmaking. Passionate about creativity, screen media and the student learning process, his research interests include diversity in the media industry, film production pedagogy, screenwriting and American indie film production. He is currently working on two practice based diversity projects in documentary and television drama, a paper in media production pedagogy and preparing for PhD by published works.


A selection of recent research outputs.

Journal Articles

Thompson, DS., 2018. 'Lights, camera, action research! Engaging filmmaking students in feedback', Compass Journal of Learning and Teaching.

Conference Papers

Thompson, DS., 2017. 'Stories that sizzle: making indie films viable in a modern day cinema context', MeCCSA, 12/1/2017 - 14/1/2017.

Thompson, D., 2016. ''Writing for TV, Writing for Film', SRN 2018'.

Thompson, DS., 2016. 'Death of the indie?', 7/9/2016 - 9/9/2016.