Testimonials for David Redman

 

“Sitting alongside David Redman on a Pitching Panel is always a learning experience for me. His precise and relevant analysis and examination of the key elements of a project remind me of the complexity of the film-making process and I can see the appreciation in the eyes of those who have worked so hard in reducing their work to a very short package presentation.”

 

Alan Finney, formerly Vice President and Managing Director, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Roadshow Film Distributors , presently Chair of The Australian Film Institute, awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to the Australian Film Industry

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“Sitting on a pitch panel with David Redman is always a pleasure as I take away as much from David’s incredibly strong and incisive insights into story as I do from the pitches themselves.  As a distributor, I always appreciate that David is a commercially oriented producer, who doesn’t just stop with the question “is this the best story we can tell,” but also asks, “is this a story we can sell.”  That’s the  hallmark of an experienced producer.”

 

Seph McKenna, Head of Australian Production, Roadshow Films

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“The Pitch Slam was probably the highlight of our one-day pitching training workshop, and we were thrilled to have David on our panel. The feedback given to pitchers was both astute and invaluable, enabling them to think about the next steps for the development of their projects.  David gave some really great feedback that emerged from his awareness of the industry and its current trends, as well as his tacit understanding of what makes good storytelling.  He was also very willing to speak with pitchers after the event, showing enthusiasm for and commitment towards developing new Australian talent.”

 

Kathie Fong Yoneda (Hollywood script consultant and author of “The Script – Selling Game”) and Craig Batty (UK screenwriter, consultant, author and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology lecturer).

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“I’ve been working with David Redman for many years now as a screenwriter and director. We have developed several screenplays over that time from different genres including thriller, horror and drama. David has an astute awareness of story for both television and cinema. He manages to keep the writer focused at all times on what is most at heart with the story and what will resonate best for the audience.  That combination from a Producer is vital for me as a screenwriter director on my own projects and as a teacher of both crafts.  We all want our films to work both critically and financially but finding the balance is not as easy at it ever appears from a story point of view.  I think that David has that balance right and brings the best out of my work because of it.”

 

Sandra Sciberras – Writer / Director /Lecturer/Convenor Victoria Collage of the Arts 2nd year & Postgraduate Program

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