David Chester - Writer in Tokyo

David Chester

I'm a writer in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English and Japanese

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About me

A Los Angeles native who divides his time between his hometown and Tokyo, David’s creative efforts in filmmaking, screenwriting and songwriting richly reflect his bicultural experience. An alumnus of Writers Bootcamp, his feature screenplays and TV spec scripts have consistently placed in U.S. national screenwriting competitions. He has produced and written four short films, including “The Lesson” which won the 2013 Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Grand Prix and the 2012 Torino GLBT Film Festival Best Short Film. David has also traveled the world as a professional pianist/accompanist, including performing throughout Japan.

My Creations

  1. "The Lesson" is a short dramatic film I wrote, produced, scored and co-directed. It was based on an experience I had meeting a foreign woman who had taught English in Japan to businessmen and had, to put it politely, stayed too long at the fair.

    The film was cast and... continue reading (0, 1 image)