DAVID LESTER is a director, producer and writer based in Toronto. Having been obsessed with the films of Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick from a young age (and enticing all the ladies with his riveting Dial-M-For-Murder date nights), David very logically decided to study economics. Thankfully he flunked out of school and realized filmmaking was his true calling.
David's directorial debut, Frozen Marbles, won the Cinespace Best Director Award at the the Lakeshorts Film Festival in 2015. His second short, Alison, premiered at the Calgary International Film Festival in September 2016. It became a Vimeo Staff Pick upon it's online launch in March 2017, raking up over 85,000 online views and counting.
With his second passion being music, David has naturally gravitated toward directing music videos. His video for Citizen Fame’s Reverie can be seen online and on Rock TV and MTV in Germany and Switzerland.
Most recently, David directed scenes with Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, and Ann Dowd in season 2 of the Emmy Award Winning The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu. When not sitting in the director’s chair himself, David also works passionately as an assistant director in Toronto on various TV shows and films around the city.
2015 - Lakeshorts International Film Festival,
Best Direction for Frozen Marbles