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“In not more than three days David helped me analyze, dissect and reassemble my animation script. No stone were left unturned and no gag was left unexplored during the session, David guiding every step of the way, even drawing every beat, twist and turn. With his help, a complete rewrite has never been easier.”

One of Norway’s top comedy & feature writers (Go on, google him!)

“David is one of the most talented producers, writers, creators and show runners I have had the privelage of working with in my career in animation. His ability to manage talent and extract the maximum comedy from any project is inspiring. Dave knows his comedy. As a show runner, he creates an extremely open and ego free environment where good ideas can be born and thrive. It is because of his belief in me, his example and encouragement that I am where I am today. I have recommended him often and have been profusely thanked on many occasion for that recommendation. I would work for and with him whenever and wherever the opportunity arose.”        

JEFF ‘SWAMPY’ MARSH, Co-creator/Exec Producer
Phineas & Ferb, Milo Murphy’s Law


“I’ve been working with David for a couple of years now. We’ve trusted him with two of our more difficult multi-territory European productions. Both of the shows benefited significantly by his care and handling.”

    Director of Original Series and Co-productions
    Disney Channels EMEA


“As the English-adaptation writer for Studio Ghibli’s “When Marnie Was There” and “Only Yesterday”, I was deeply satisfied and delighted with David’s work.  And it is undeniable – David is the reason that the English-language dub of the animated TV series “Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter” – 26 episodes, over 11 hours of content – is so wonderful.  He is the keystone.  He is not only a delightful business and creative partner, he is an able leader and organizer. 

Serving as producer, director, script editor, music supervisor, and confidant on this complex project, bolstered by his good humour and patience forged out of a deep reservoir of myriad experience, David led us all – the production team, actors and musicians – to success, with warmth and confidence.  I don’t want to imagine how I would have done this without him.  If you can get David on your project, do it – don’t hesitate.”

  • JEFF WEXLER, Producer
    “When Marnie Was There”, “Only Yesterday”, “Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter”
    Studio Ghibli

“David has energy to die for. Always thinking, scribbling, drawing, writing. I love his sheer enthusiasm for his work and his dedication to all things funny. A great guy in the room for inspiration and ideas. David helped us with the writing for our Bob and Margaret series. We learned a lot from him and it made our show better for his contribution.”

  • DAVID FINE, Snowden Fine

“Not only can Dave create superbly original stories, he can also fill them up with equally excellent gags. And as a script editor he will always, without fail, make what you’ve written sharper, tighter. And funnier.”

  • SIMON BLACKWELL, Writer, Producer – Veep

“I had so much fun and learnt so much creatively by developing a range of characters with David for cartoons. I can’t wait for him to get off his ‘butt’ and direct me in a film where I get to wear clothes instead of headphones.”


“He did nothing but read comics, draw cartoons and watch TV! He is merely a child turned pro.”

  • PHYLLIS FREEDMAN, David’s mother