David Coleman has written screenplays for studios such as Universal, Sony, and DEG,and Hollywood talent such as Michael Douglas, Phil Noyce, Dan Curtis, Dino De Laurentiis, Irv Kirschner, J.P. Simon and many others. He has also previously worked as a story analyst for New World, London Films, The Samuel Goldwyn Company, and The New Twilight Zone t.v. series.
Prior to the start of his professional career, Coleman attended the University of Southern California, where he received a BFA in Filmic Writing. His instructors and mentors included T.C. Boyle, André de Toth, Stewart Stern, and Abraham Polonsky. He also interned on the feature film At Close Range during this time with director James Foley.
As an early Internet enthusiast, Coleman created Kudzu New Media, a website design firm, designing and hosting some of the earliest internet-supported studio movies such as Adrian Lyne’s Lolita, Tim Roth’s The War Room, Samuel Goldwyn’s Desert Blue, and many others. He also created Bijou Cafe.com, one of the first independent videostreaming websites, and wrote a majority of the site’s in-depth cult film reviews. The critical success cited by WIRED, ABC World News, RedFilter, US News & World Report, and many others lead to the successful creation of BijouFlix Releasing, which has released independent and classic cult movies worldwide since 1998.
Coleman’s latest non-fiction work, The Bipolar Express: Manic Depression and the Movies [ISDN 978-0-8108-9193-7] will be available from Scarecrow Press in Sept. 2014. From early silents of the twentieth century through critically acclaimed films of today, The Bipolar Express compares depictions of mood swings on screen with clinical examples of actual manic depression—carefully distinguishing real versus stereotypical portrayals.
Coleman’s previous book The Bigfoot Filmography was published in January 2012 by McFarland. An in-depth survey of Cine du Sasquatch, the book includes reviews of Bigfoot t.v. appearances and movies, rare photos and poster reproductions, and interviews with key filmmakers in the genre. It has met with critical acclaim since its publication. “Excellent and entertaining… great for a quick dip or a page-by-page read.” ~ Skeptical Inquirer “The best book of 2012.” ~ Shadowland Magazine “The ultimate Bigfoot Bible.” ~ Rue Morgue “A must for 1970s nostalgia fans.” ~ Video Watchdog “Two thumbs up.” ~ Fortean Times