DAVID BEATTY

Hello and welcome to my site!

 

As an artist who works primarily in theater, film and new media, I tell stories that investigate relationships of family, friends, love, social issues and the environment. I'm passionate about the way human beings communicate to each other to solve personal crisis. Whether it's comedy or drama it must be truthful. I like a collaborative work environment that is fun, educational, personal and makes the best of my resources. When finished, I want it easily accessible for anyone to experience.

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 I work from a combination of curiosity, collaboration, practical application and experience and believe creativity is a bit like alchemy - equal parts fact and fiction, pragmatism and mysticism.

 

I also love to travel and have been all over the United States, Europe, Thailand, China and India. Opening myself to new experiences, continuing my education and international travel are just a few ways I feed my creativity.

 

Although I work professionally, I'm also an artist who creates simply for the love of the art. Hopefully this site reflects not only my work, but also my desire to make it easily accessible to an audience. In doing so, I've developed this space to play host to the films, ceramics, writing and photography I create.

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Over the years, I’ve worked and created with wonderfully talented artists who I am forever grateful. With nearly 30 years experience in the arts I've reached a point where I've decided to write a book about acting, performance and creating original work. The opportunity to share some of what I've learned will be available in 2023. 

David Beatty is from Huntington Beach California. He is of Scottish, Irish and Native American decent. (Shawnee Tribe from his maternal grandmother) 

David received a BA from Adams State University in1996 and a MFA from the University of California Davis in 2005. 
 

In 1997 David launched Double Yellow Line Films and through this production company produced dozens of feature films, award winning shorts, short form series, and new media projects. 

David is known for The White Room, The Human Project, The Wasteland, Get Spy, Lien On Me, Criminal Minds, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and his directorial debut feature film Surviving New Year’s.