David C. Jones – filmmaker

David C. Jones is an actor, keynote speaker, writer, filmmaker and teacher. He has made short films that have screened around the world in such locales as Torino, Bangalore and St. Petersburg and also produced a TV series for Out TV called Tops & Bottoms.

He started out making funny corporate videos for companies like West Fraser Timber, Business Objects and Tourism Vancouver and that lead the graduate of Studio 58 to start making narrative based short films.  He experimented in form and style in his early shorts such as shooting on Super 8. Several other short films were created as he studied all aspects of visual story telling. He alternated between impressionistic dramas to black comedy to documentary short.

He was honored to be one of 5 filmmakers commissioned to create a short documentary as part of the Queer History Project in Vancouver. The Out On Screen Festival has screened Laughing Behind Enemy Lines was a look at the unintended activism of female impersonators in Vancouver in the 1950’s to the 1980’s. It screened at Out On Screen twice!

He was one of 4 filmmakers chosen from across Canada to be part of a reality TV show called Hot Pink Shorts. Industry professionals mentored each person as they wrote and directed a film. His project was eventually entitled The Bonus a sex comedy.

He has created several PSA’s for 30th Annual VQFF as well as Canadian Actor’s Equity His short film Same Boat one the OUTtv’s People Choice Award for Best Short Film.

He continues to explore and create.

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