A Los Angeles native based in Tokyo, David Chester’s creative efforts in screenwriting and filmmaking richly reflect his bicultural experience. His screenplays/teleplays have all placed in U.S. screenwriting competitions, especially “Big Sister,” a three-time finalist and first prize winner. David has also produced, written and/or directed four short films, most notably “The Lesson,” which won the 2013 Tokyo LGBT Film Festival “Grand Prix,” and the 2012 Torino GLBT Film Festival “Best Short Film.”
David’s writing has benefitted greatly from participation in Writers Bootcamp, Corey Mandell’s screenwriting workshops, mentoring by Ellen Sandler (“Everybody Loves Raymond”), and Roadmap Writers’ Top Tier group for film and TV writing.
He has written three features for Lifetime TV and is currently writing a TV pilot spec for a Netflix Japan project.
When David isn’t obsessing over the seven volumes of “Mad Men” scripts, you can find him hunched over his desk writing a screenplay or teleplay (or, more likely, rewriting them).