David Noel Bourke

David Noel Bourke (born December 20, 1970) is a Denmark-based, Irish-born award-winning independent filmmaker.[1][2][3]

David Noel Bourke
David Noel Bourke at a film festival panel in Ireland
Born
David Noel Bourke

(1970-12-20) December 20, 1970
Limerick, Ireland

An efficient writer, director, and editor, has made three independent feature films: LAST EXIT (2003), NO RIGHT TURN (2009), and BAKERMAN (2016).[4] These films have been launched around the world.[5][6]

The latest feature film BAKERMAN was officially selected to screen at CPH:PIX,[7] DIFF 2017,[8] FILMFEST MUNICH 2017.,[9] Scandinavian International Film Festival ,[10] Richard Harris International Film Festival [11] and the Lund International Fantastic Film Festival[12] and screened exclusively in NEW YORK at the Nordic International Film Festival[13] where Bakerman's lead actor Mikkel Vadsholt won the BEST ACTOR AWARD[14] for the portrayal of the character Jens in the lead role.

The director announced in an interview with film magazine Cinema Scandinavia that his next project will be a science fiction film.[15]

Background

Born to Irish parents, he grew up a big fan of cult, alternative movies.[16] A spec screenwriter for many years, recently he has got more and more involved in the other processes of filmmaking including acting, shooting, editing and directing. The micro-budget movie Last Exit was his feature debut; very much an underground/exploitation movie and he admits, “not for everyone”, proved a surprise critical and financial success for such an experimental little movie and was distributed worldwide.[17] After gaining more experience directing short movies and commercials, David’s second feature film released as writer & director the edgy retro-thriller "No Right Turn".[18] His new film Bakerman is currently on a film festival tour with several official screenings already in 2017. Bakerman was developed from one of his previous projects called "White Pig". [19] He also contributes as a columnist for Copenhagen Post newspaper, often detailing the challenges of making independent movies. [20][21]

Early Cult Films

The debut movie Last Exit, a low budget underground movie in 2003[22] which was officially released in the US and Europe.[23] The more ambitious, retro-thriller[24] called No Right Turn[25] officially premiered at the CPH:PIX film festival 2009,[26] where the film was nominated to screen twice in the new Danish Talent category.[27] No Right Turn was officially released in the US[28] and in Denmark and Sweden to critical acclaim.[29][30]

BAKERMAN feature film awards and success

Bakerman, his third most accomplished independent feature film project,[31][32] the gritty character drama had its world premier at Denmarks biggest film festival CPH:PIX 2016.[33] The official Irish premier is Dingle International Film Festival (DIFF) 2017[34] where the director also participated in a special Independent Journey panel to discuss the making of this feature film along with other filmmakers.[35]

Bakerman was officially selected at FILMFEST MUNICH 2017,[36] which after Berlinale is the biggest film festival in Germany[37] the film participated in the international independents section of the festival program.[38] In addition, the director was part of FILMMAKERS LIVE - a special filmmakers panels event[39] which featured at the festival and included many notable filmmakers including Brian Cranston and Sofia Coppola .[40][41]

Other notable film festivals that invited the film for exclusive screenings include the Scandinavian International Film Festival ,[42] the Richard Harris International Film Festival [43] and the Lund International Fantastic Film Festival[44] where it was officially nominated Méliès d'argent Award for BEST FEATURE FILM.[45]

In 2018, the director won the BEST FOREIGN FILM award for Bakerman at the Maryland International film festival.[46][47][48]

Personal life

He is married with two children.[49]

Filmography

Director

Screenwriter

Film Editor

References

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  2. http://www.nordicfilmfest.org/winners-2017-1
  3. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3318544/awards?ref_=tt_awd
  4. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1419594/
  5. https://www.screentrainingireland.ie/news/meet-the-filmmakers-renowned-irish-and-international-filmmakers-visiting-dingle-international-film-festival-2017/
  6. https://oddfeed.net/nordic-noir-irish-twist-scandi-noir-hit/
  7. https://issuu.com/andreascph/docs/cphpix_2016
  8. http://www.dinglefilmfestival.com/?film=bakerman
  9. https://www.filmfest-muenchen.de/en/programm/filme/film/?id=5525
  10. https://filmfreeway.com/project/bakerman
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  35. http://www.dinglefilmfestival.com/news/
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  38. https://www.filmfest-muenchen.de/en/programm/filmarchiv/film/?id=5525&y=101
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  40. http://cphpost.dk/news/boss-in-translation-the-foreign-filmmakers-who-make-movies-in-danish.html
  41. https://www.filmfest-muenchen.de/en/festival/news/2017/06/
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  46. "Maryland International Film Festival". Maryland International Film Festival. Maryland International Film Festival. 2018. Archived from the original on May 14, 2018. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
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  48. "2018 FESTIVAL WINNERS". Film Festivals. Film Festivals. 2018. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
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