David Gleeson


Address: c/o Natasha Galloway United Agents 130 Shaftsbury Ave., London W1D 5EU

Company: Wide Eye Films Ltd.

Email: ngalloway@unitedagents.co.uk

Tel: +44 2071665266

Film Type: Live Action




David Gleeson is 3rd generation cinema. His grandfather opened up a theatre in the early 1940s and his father carried on in the same business, opening up several more screens across rural Ireland.


David began his career at the age of 19, writing and directing theatre in Limerick city. A few years later David entered the North Sea oil industry where he worked to finance a short film.


So enamored was he of the oil industry (and of the money and time off in particular) that he spent a total of 7 years offshore as a “North Sea tiger”. During that time he worked all over the North Sea and made history by being a crew member on the first oil exploration vessel ever to explore deep inside the Arctic Circle.


In the mid-90′s David went to New York City where he met his producing partner Nathalie Lichtenthaeler. While in NYC they formed Wide Eye Films and produced their first short film together – Feels Like Home. David wrote and directed one other short film – Hunted – prior to his feature debut – Cowboys Angels.




2006 – Feature – 93min



2003 – Short – 3min



2003 – Feature – 98min



1999 – Short – 22min



Cowboys & Angels


2005 Best Film, Madrid Mostoles International Film Festival, Spain


2004 Best Film, Gold Medal Award, Giffoni Film Festival, Italy


2004 Special Award for Promoting a Message of Tolerance and Understanding to Young People, Giffoni Film Festival, Italy


2004 Best Original Screenplay, Newport Beach Film Festival, USA


2004 Best Film, (Q Cinema) Fort Worth Intl. Film Festival, USA

2007 The Front Line - Best Film, Salerno Shadowline International Film Festival, Italy


The Front Line


2007 Best Film, Boston Irish Film Festival, USA


2007 Bernhard Wicki Prize (Audience Award), Emden International Film Festival, Germany


2007 Special Jury Prize, Madrid Mostoles International Film Festival, Spain