Born in Scotland, Dickson grew up in the south of England before serving an apprenticeship in the cutting rooms and finally working as an editor on documentaries and commercials.
He directed theatre in Scotland and taught for a year and then returned to London in 1990 to continue work in film as a documentary producer and director with projects such as the award winning trilogy WHAT HAPPENS NEXT – LIVING THROUGH CHILDHOOD CANCER and MOTHER TERESA – LOVE IN ACTION. David has shot in over twenty countries around the world collaborating in feature co-productions in Hungary, Canada, Italy and the UK. He is a guest lecturer in film and drama at Goldsmiths College, London University and contributes regularly to physical production for established artists exploring film as a new medium.
He spent eight years developing feature scripts in the UK, seeing five go into production before establishing BOW STREET FILMS with Joe Jenckes in LA in 2009 where they collaborated on MARGIN CALL and produced FLUTTER in the UK while developing and financing their slate for 2011/12.
Born in Washington, D.C., Jenckes studied at the College of Wooster where he graduated with a BA in Art History and a Minor in French studies. In the summer of 2003, Jenckes partnered with former Universal Executive, Barry Isaacson (“Field of Dreams,” “12 Monkeys,” “Liar Liar”). As Director of Development, Jenckes developed a slate of original feature films for Isaacson’s Autumn Pictures. He was subsequently brought into Space Program, housed on the Universal Studios lot, in the spring of 2004, to grow the production company’s feature business.
As Space Program’s Executive Vice President of Television and Feature Production, Jenckes coordinated, developed and managed the production of commercial, television and feature projects. He worked with diverse talent such as Oscar winning DP/Director Janusz Kaminski, Oscar winning writer William Goldman and Pulitzer Prize writer/personality Studs Terkel. He forged international production and distribution partnerships while living and working in England, Iceland, Germany, France and Australia. He was responsible for the creation and development of two episodes for the Discovery Channel’s “The Bone Detective” shot in remote areas of Iceland.
At the end of 2009, Jenckes created Bow Street Films with UK producer David Dickson. They then produced the $5 million feature “Flutter” starring Joe Anderson (“The Crazies”) Luke Evans (“Clash of the Titans”) and Max Brown (“The Tudors”). The film was shot on location in Newcastle, UK and is scheduled for worldwide release next Spring through Sony Picture Classics.
Most recently Jenckes produced the feature Margin Call starring Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany, Zachary Quinto and Penn Badgely. Margin Call premiered at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals and will be distributed by Lionsgate and Roadside attractions this Fall.