Within months after leaving the University of Oxford, Dave began writing some of the most interesting film journalism of his generation. He has been the Film Editor of Time Out London, the celebrated arts listing magazine, for several years and has been heavily involved in the creation and editorial of their superb website.
In his capacity as a critic and commentator, he is the conduit to a multitude of the world's great writers, directors and actors at all the film festivals around the world. He contributes to various film programmes produced by the BBC and Sky and is a frequent host of live "in conversation" style events at major international venues featuring leading lights in the world of Cinema such as Oliver Stone, Andy Serkis, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Tilda Swinton and many others.
Three years ago, Dave visited Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, which hosts FESPACO - a biannual festival of the best of African Cinema, known as the "Cannes" of Africa. This year, HiBROW's team went there with him and spent ten days capturing the essence of contemporary African Cinema from the forty countries that submit work to compete for the prestigious "Étalon de Yennenga", FESPACO's equivalent of the "Palme d'Or". He also interviewed over a dozen of Africa's greatest living movie directors, jury members and the festival's director, Michel Ouédraogo.