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've been working in theater, film, TV and new media for nearly 30 years. I have performed in storefront theater companies, community theater, site specific theater and national repertory companies. I’ve created, short films, low-budget indie web-series and Independent feature films. I’ve worked on TV shows and films such as Criminal Minds, Lois and Clark, Book of Secrets, Diagnosis Murder, Beverly Hills 90210, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, First Kill, Wag The Dog, Mimic, LA Without a Map, and more...

 

I have also written and created dozens of original projects such as Surviving New Year's, GET SPY, The Wasteland, Skeleton Love, The Human Project, Grocery Store Romance and The White Room, to name a few. Over the years I have taught acting classes, screenplay writing workshops, screening series labs and improvisation classes in Orange County and Los Angeles. I had the privilege to perform opposite Academy Awarding winning actors Margaret O’Brien and Mickey Rooney in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; which became Rooney’s final film performance. 

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In addition to performance, I also work in ceramics, painting and photography. I love to cook, build my own furniture and travel to new cites whenever possible. My favorite destination in the United States is New Orleans because I love listening to live jazz, eating the best foods and soaking up the culture of the city. My favorite international city is Verona Italy and the two countries I found the most unique and remarkably different were India and Thailand. 

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.