DEAR FRIENDS & FANS – Yes, the whispers were correct. I made another film. And yes, it’s really good. Below is our first poster and a sneak peak at what the film is about. Trailer will be released in these coming months as we announce festival dates! Make sure and check out the trailers for my past features below! 

THE EDITOR (Psychological Thriller/ Drama) Runtime: 84 minutes) Status (Completed). Release date: 2020.

Writer/Director David N. Donihue follows up 2017’s action comedy The Bang Bang Brokers and his string of well-known mini-movies for Spinnin’, with this inventive, awe-inspiring genre bender.

Composed entirely of stock footage, this brutally funny and intensely plot-driven thriller tells the modern tale of a video editor on the run for his life, who amidst a police standoff decides to tell his life story with the only tools he has left: One million stock video clips.

Judy finds herself sucked into a Hollywood mystery that unravels all of their personal cores in David N. Donihue’s THE EDITOR.

Now, the audience will see his story, told entirely from the troubled editor’s perspective – using his own editing prowess to clip together the mundane and repurpose the blandest of shots in order to take us into his world.

A story of love, passion, betrayal, and murder. A story where one man’s harmless pursuit of creativity leads him into a mystery filled with twists, turns and corporate espionage from all directions. A story that you’ve never seen before, told in a way you’ve never experienced before.

Starting 17 years prior in a small rural Idaho town, young Isaac is obsessed with two things, fellow 12 year old Judy and the art of cinema. By 18, he finds himself leaving  for Hollywood with a childhood filled of darkness lingering over him,and now in a town of lost creatives, surrounded by many of the same. Some loving, some toxic, all wresrtling their way through the world of media.

The faceless narrator Isaac Newman in David N. Donihue’s pulse-pounding THE EDITOR.

Starving to make his way in the business, he takes the only steady job he can find – that of a “preditor” on an unscripted reality show. An official term in Hollywood, “Preditor” means Producer + Editor, a writer who can also use video editing software to craft a story.

Yet Isaac quickly is taught to prey on people as a proper preditor should, swapping up clips to make people look dishonest or idiotic. Whatever it takes, to deliver intoxicating entertainment, Isaac’s hand know how to make happen. 

For awhile, Isaac is on cloud nine. bouncing from gig to gig, making money and falling in love with the amazingly smart and loyal, Kansas.

Isaac, an editor on the run for his life falls for the beautiful, brilliant and loyal, Kansas.

Yet when one of the dating show’s participants participant commits suicide, a war of lawyers and corporate espionage to navagate the aftermath ensues.

Isaac, along with those he loves, find’s himself in the middle of a spiraling web of secrets that must be uncovered and the young editor who once allowed his skills to be used to harm others, will now use the same exact tools to tell the truth. 

Roberson, the dating show producer who becomes entrenched in hell after one of his stars commits suicide – creating a legal war with those who loved him that unravels a mystery of unthinkable conclusions.

An adrenaline rush for the mind and spirit, THE EDITOR pushes the limits of screenwriting and post-production by allowing the audience to see the central character, an Editor, construct the truth out of footage made for false advertisements.

You won’t just wonder what will happen next but will also wonder how The Editor is going to portray it with his arsenal of Shampoo and Cellphone commercials.

And you will also wonder, whether or not he will be able to finish his manifesto, before his enemies finish him.

 

 PREVIOUS FEATURES AND SHORTS

PAST FEATURE FILMS

THE BANG BANG BROKERS

(Writer/Director/Editor) 

THE WEATHERED UNDERGROUND

(Writer/Director/Editor)

PARZANIA

(Writer/Producer)

 

OTHER SELECTED WORKS

MORCHEEBA “SUMMERTIME” MUSIC VIDEO

Classic Trip Hop Band’s official video for Kartel Records

DADA LIFE “LOVE VIBRATIONS” – MUSIC VIDEO

KSI “TRANSFORMING” MUSIC VIDEO

Music video for one of youtube’s biggest stars

KSI “LEAVE ME ALONE” MUSIC VIDEO

Music video. Fx driven.

THE BANG BANG BROKERS FEATURE FILM 93 MIN

Action comedy Released on Amazon Prime Dec 2017. Stars Erik Michael Estrada 

SOLDIER MINI-MOVIE – 5 1/2 MIN

Action/inspiring/social impact film for

Breathe Carolina & Blasterjaxx, released by Spinnin’/ Universal

DON’T WAIT – MINI-MOVIE / MV 4 MIN

Fx driven drama for Example and Koyu

released by Spinnin’/Universal

A LIFETIME AWAY MINI-MOVIE / MV – 5 MIN

Action/WWII film for Grammy winning pianist Ruslan Sirota

AGE OF INNOCENCE BRANDED MINI-MOVIE / MV

Uplifting comedy for Elephante and Damon Sharpe, released by Armada TV

HOLD ON MINI-MOVIE / MV 4 MIN

Explosive love story spanning 80 years in 4 minutes

 flat for Moguai & Cheat Codes, released by Spinnin’/Universal

TAKE ME HOME MINI-MOVIE / MV 4 MIN

Critically acclaimed suspenseful & uplifting short about

school shootings and inspiring choice. Made for

Thomas Gold, Harrison & HIIO, released by Armada.

Radar Music Videos Pick Of The Month and EDM.com Pick Of The Month

SANDY “BREAKING HIM OUT” 

BRANDED PERFORMANCE MUSIC VIDEO

7 million views – weeks of MTV East support, sponsored by EOS lip

WALKING  WITH SHADOWS MINI-MOVIE   4 MIN

Vintage looking comedy homages 70s imaginative

love stories for John Dahlback, released by Armada TV

DEEPER THAN LOVE MINI-MOVIE / MV  4 MIN

Dance video staring world’s most famous

robot dancer, Dytto, for Bobby Puma, released by Armada TV

CHASED MINI-MOVIE / MV 4 MIN
Fx driven comedy for Mark Sixma &

Andrew Rayel released by Armada TV

ALANTIS MINI-MOVIE 3.5 MIN

Fantasy action for John Dahlback based on

Moby Dick’s infamous phrase, “Swimming thru libraries”

released by Armada TV

RAVEN MINI-MOVIE

Comedy adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s poem for

John Dahlback, released by Armada TV

KRYSTA YOUNGS “XANAX: A LOVE SONG “    

PERFORMANCE  MUSIC VIDEO 4 MIN

Explosive & uplifting tear jerker

DOPING MINI-MOVIE 4 MIN

Critically acclaimed thriller / drama for Bipolar Junction

and Grammy nominated producer Doug Fensky,

ran #1 on Blastro Networks in 2016

MARC FORD “BLUE SKY

MINI-MOVIE / PERFORMANCE  MUSIC VIDEO 4 min

Radar Music Videos Pick Of The Month

ALEXI “KINGSTON BLUE” MINI-MOVIE / PERFORMANCE

BASED MUSIC VIDEO

SANDY NORMAL LIFE” PERFORMANCE
4.5 million viral views

ONE MORE HEARTACHE MINI-MOVIE 4 MIN

Comprised of 60’s commercials to tell a story of its own

JOY IKE “THE FALL SONG”

MINI-MOVIE / MUSIC VIDEO PERFORMANCE 4 MIN

SANDY

“OPERATION” MINI-MOVIE / PERFORMANCE MUSIC VIDEO

 2006—2013

THE WEATHERED UNDERGROUND FEATURE FILM 4 ½ HRS

Groundbreaking interactive feature film starring Brea Grant of NBC’s “Heroes” released worldwide by Indican in 2010

PARZANIA  FEATURE FILM  Writer  / Producer. Directed by Rahul  Dholakia

Considered one of the most controversial pictures in the eastern hemisphere upon release,  Parzania was banned in India before winning its national film award for best picture and eventually being nominated  for their Oscars for Donihue’s screenplay & story. Stars Naseeruddin  Shah & Raj Zutchi.

CHASING DEATH WITH A PENCHANT FOR THE PRIMITIVE SALVATION PLAY

Premiered at Autumn Lights Festival  2012, stars Erik Estrada, lead in the feature film The Bang Bang Brokers

MAR MAR “ICE CREAM” – MUSIC VIDEO

THE LASHES “THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD”

SIRENS SISTER “SHOULDVE  KNOWN”

ROCKET “COUGAR RUSH”

AARON MANINO “PRESENT MOMENT”

AARON MANINO “I’LL BE THERE”

1996—2006 

THE HUMANITY EXPERIMENT – FEATURE FILM 90 min

HOLD MY MAND AND TELL ME I’M NOT INSANE – PLAY

JUSTIFY MY EXISTENCE PLAY

BRAIN ACHES & THE QUEST FOR REDEMPTION OF A TELEPHONE PSYCHIC PLAY

A GUN CALLED MERCY PLAY

HEAT WAVE – SHORT FILM 50 min

ANTHONY’S APOCALYPSE – SHORT FILM 30 min

INSIDE ANTHONY’S WORLD – SHORT FILM 30 min

LOVE ME TENDER PAY ME WELL – PLAY

LOVE ME TENDER PAY ME WELL – FILM 30 min

WHEN YOUR 22 – FILM 40 min

THE GIRLS OF BI-POLAR DISORDER – 3 min

YOUTH AMERICA – WEB SERIES – 6 EPISODES 22 min

NIGHT CLUB – COMMERCIAL 8 SPOTS

POSSIBILITIES – COMMERCIALS 10 SPOTS

COLLEGE GEAR – COMMERCIAL

AMERICAS BEST – PSYCHIC SOURCE

PINEHURST KIDS – MUSIC VIDEO

THE STANDARD – MUSIC VIDEO

PUNKO – WHY DON’T WE – MUSIC VIDEO

PUNKO – HOLD SUN – MUSIC VIDEO

ANDREW SHERMAN VEHICLE – MUSIC VIDEO

ALAN SMITHEE – MUSIC VIDEO

T BUC – MUSIC VIDEO

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