Line Producer / 1st AD
Newindiefilm.com is the trading name of David Freedman Productions. I am a London based Line Producer and First Assistant Director working freelance with production companies and directors, predominantly in the UK, to manage their productions and advise and support on all aspects of film-making from script to screen through development and production to bring their dreams to life. Whether it's a 1 day commercial, 2 day Short or 3 week+ Feature, I can help.
I studied Film and practical Film-making at London Met and Production Management at the National Film and Television School, where I was a Sargent-Disc scholar. In 2019 I was selected for the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew talent development programme. I additionally hold a BA in Politics and A-level in Business. I have worked on numerous Features & Shorts, as well as TV, documentaries, Web series, commercials, corporates and Music Videos in the UK and abroad. Many of the Features & Shorts I've worked on have gone on to enjoy success at festivals, been multi-award winners and signed distribution deals with established distributors, including in LA. In just a few years I have built up a reputation as both an accomplished First Assistant Director and Line Producer. I am happy to multitask both roles on small productions, if feasible.
I am also very happy to take on Production Manager roles. I recently production managed £2M Sci-fi horror feature The Seed, directed by Sam Walker, in Malta for Camelot Films / Hardman Pictures, backed by Ingenious Media and Lipync Post, and bonded by Film Finances. I am also happy to consider Second Assistant Director roles on large productions.
My most recent work has also included roles as a qualified Covid Supervisor. I have had extensive experience prepping and filming with Covid Protocols and was one of the first people in the UK to complete the screen skills course on Managing Covid-19 Risks on Productions. Recent credits include the forthcoming Walt Disney Studios production of Pinocchio, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks. Plus the forthcoming Lucasfilm Indiana Jones sequel, directed by James Mangold and starring Harrison Ford.