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David Ward

Director, Editor, Writer

Career Summary

David (John Scott) Ward is an award-winning Australian writer, director, editor and visual artist currently based in Melbourne. His expertise covers film, theatre, television, music video, documentary and dance, to name a few, and over the course of his now more than decade long career career in the arts, he has worked extensively as an actor, dancer, choreographer, painter, set designer, graphic designer and photographer, to name a few. This versatility has allowed him to transfer his talents across numerous artistic ventures, collaborators and clients, some of which include Sass & Bide, The ABC, The Australian Ballet, Qantas, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Orchestra Victoria, Huntrlnd, Bengar Films and AKA Australia. With a passion for experimentation and a deeply macabre sensibility in his own work, Ward strives to make art that is wholly singular, tells significant stories and challenges and confronts audiences with radical reinventions of content and form.


Womb (2013)

Dorothy (2014)

Capable of Anything (2016)

Professional Credits

Festivals, Awards, Nominations

  • 2013, ATOM Awards, Australia, Womb
  • 2014, A Night of Horror International Film Festival, Australia, Womb
  • 2014, Monsterfest!, Australia, Womb
  • 2014, Oregon International Film Festival, USA, Dorothy
  • 2014, ATOM Awards, Australia, Dorothy
  • 2015, Accolade Global Film Competition, USA, Dorothy
  • 2018, Mumbrella Entertainment Marketing Awards, Australia, The Australian Ballet

Education & Other Accreditation

  • 2014, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, Bachelor of Film and Television

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