Brooklyn, NY Member since January 2017
Director, writer and producer David Leidy is an award winning visual storyteller (Best Director Winner at Action on Film MegaFest and Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards) who dives deep into mystical realms to bring forth metamorphosis. He is Eidetic Pictures along with being a Founding Member of cinema society Delta Kappa Alpha (DeKA) where Spielberg, Hitchcock and Lucille Ball were members.
After receiving coverage from Fox News he premiered his feature documentary at Landmark Theatres. In Los Angeles, he worked as an assistant for Emmy award winning Best Director Justin Lerner (Automatic Hate, Official Selection at SXSW) who would become his mentor. After writing many articles for Washington Square News, Leidy audited a theater acting class taught by playwright Lyle Kessler (Orphans starring Alec Baldwin) where SAG and Actors Studio members would perform scenes from Broadway plays that Kessler would workshop.
His films have been awarded, screened and distributed domestically as well as in Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, India and Belgium. He has won awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Editor and his films have been awarded for Best Mystery and Best Cult Classic Film. Aside from these awards, they have been Finalists and Official Selections at such festivals as Gold Movie Awards, Los Angeles Film Awards, Rome Independent Prisma Awards, ARFF Berlin International Awards and Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition. His short films have screened in such renown theaters as Cinemark 18 & XD, Brenden Theatres at Palms Hotel and Laemmle Noho 7.
His films have received such reviews as a "disturbing and visually powerful short film" that "never wastes a second" by Independent Shorts Awards and Cult Critic Film Magazine and "the greatest experimental film I have ever seen [...] such an edge of your seat mystery that keeps you guessing at every turn [which] not many directors could bring to life" by Olympus Film Festival judges.