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David Mackenzie

Biography

Scottish director most widely known for critically-acclaimed films like 2003’s Youthful Adam and 2013’s Starred Up. He’s the co-founder Sigma Movies, the production business in charge of such movies as Dogville. He was created in Corbridge and graduated through the Duncan of Jordanstone University of Artwork and Style. He was nominated for Greatest Director on the United kingdom Independent Film Honours for Starred Up. He’s the sibling of professional Alastair Mackenzie. He aimed Golden Globe-nominated professional Ewan McGregor in Youthful Adam and SENSE.

Quick Facts


Full Name David McKenzie
Date Of Birth May 10, 1966
Place Of Birth Scotland
Profession Director
Education Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
Nationality British
Children Ferosa Mackenzie
Parents David John Mackenzie, Ursula Sybil Mackenzie
Siblings Alastair Mackenzie
Partner Hazel Mall, Hazel Mall
Nominations Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director, Golden Bear, British Independent Film Award for Best British Independent Film, British Independent Film Award for Best Director, British Independent Film Award for Best Technical Achievement, British Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay, Prize of Un Certain Regard, Un Certain Regard Special Prize, European Film Award for European Discovery of the Year, Directing Prize of Un Certain Regard, Jury Prize - Un Certain Regard, Canadian Comedy Award for Television / Best Writing in a Special or Episode, Un Certain Regard Best Screenplay
Movies Hell or High Water, Starred Up, You Instead, Perfect Sense, Spread, Mister Foe, Asylum, Young Adam, The Last Great Wilderness, Kill the Day, Outlaw King, Somersault, California Sunshine, Marcie's Dowry
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1Brother-in-law of Susan Vidler.
2Older brother of Alastair Mackenzie.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Damnation2017TV Movie post-production
GemstoneTV Series pre-production
Hell or High Water2016/II
Starred Up2013
Tonight You're Mine2011
Perfect Sense2011
Spread2009
Hallam Foe2007
Asylum2005
Young Adam2003
The Last Great Wilderness2002
Marcie's Dowry2000Short
Somersault2000Short
Lloyds Bank Channel 4 Film Challenge1997TV Series 1 episode
California Sunshine1997Short
Wanting and Getting1995Short
Dirty Diamonds1994

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hallam Foe2007screenplay
Young Adam2003writer
The Last Great Wilderness2002screenplay
Wanting and Getting1995Short written by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Perfect Sense2011executive producer
I Love Luci2010Short executive producer
Hallam Foe2007executive producer
Citadel2012/Iexecutive producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hell or High Water2016/IImusic supervisor
Starred Up2013music producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Great Wilderness2002performer: "I Picked A Flower"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
We Are Northern Lights2013Documentary co-director

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Damaged Heroes: The Performance of 'Hell or High Water'2016Video documentary shortHimself
Hell or High Water: Filmmaker Q & A2016Video documentary shortHimself
Hell or High Water: Red Carpet Premiere2016Video documentary shortHimself
Hell or High Water: Visualizing the Heart of America2016Video documentary shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
The British Academy Scotland Awards2014TV MovieHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BAFTA Scotland AwardBAFTA Awards, ScotlandFeature FilmStarred Up (2013)· Gillian Berrie
· Jonathan Asser
2014BAFTA Scotland AwardBAFTA Awards, ScotlandBest Directing in Film or TelevisionStarred Up (2013)
2014BAFTA Scotland AwardBAFTA Awards, ScotlandBest Feature FilmStarred Up (2013)· Gillian Berrie
· Jonathan Asser
2013Press Prize - Special MentionLes Arcs European Film FestivalStarred Up (2013)
2013Audience Choice PrizeLes Arcs European Film FestivalStarred Up (2013)
2011Audience AwardBratislava International Film FestivalInternationalPerfect Sense (2011)
2011Best New British FeatureEdinburgh International Film FestivalBest FilmPerfect Sense (2011)· Gillian Berrie
2011Audience Award - Honorable MentionPhiladelphia Film FestivalSpotlightsPerfect Sense (2011)
2008Critics AwardVerona Love Screens Film FestivalHallam Foe (2007)
2007Silver Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalBest Film MusicHallam Foe (2007)
2007Prize of the Guild of German Art House CinemasBerlin International Film FestivalHallam Foe (2007)
2007Golden HitchcockDinard British Film FestivalHallam Foe (2007)· Gillian Berrie
2007FIPRESCI PrizeMotovun Film FestivalHallam Foe (2007)
2005Prize of the Guild of German Art House CinemasBerlin International Film FestivalAsylum (2005)
2004BAFTA Scotland AwardBAFTA Awards, ScotlandBest DirectorYoung Adam (2003)
2004ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Newcomer of the YearYoung Adam (2003)
2003Best New British FeatureEdinburgh International Film FestivalYoung Adam (2003)
2000Grand PrixMetz European Meeting of Short FilmSomersault (2000)
1999Audience AwardBrest European Short Film FestivalMarcie's Dowry (2000)
1998Gold PlaqueChicago International Film FestivalBest Narrative Short Film - 15 minutes and OverCalifornia Sunshine (1997)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Un Certain Regard AwardCannes Film FestivalHell or High Water (2016)
2014People's Choice AwardMelbourne International Film FestivalBest Narrative FeatureStarred Up (2013)
2014Just Film AwardTallinn Black Nights Film FestivalBest Youth FilmStarred Up (2013)
2013British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest DirectorStarred Up (2013)
2013Crystal ArrowLes Arcs European Film FestivalStarred Up (2013)
2013Best FilmLondon Film FestivalStarred Up (2013)
2011BAFTA Scotland AwardBAFTA Awards, ScotlandBest DirectorPerfect Sense (2011)
2011Audience AwardSXSW Film FestivalSpotlight PremiereYou Instead (2011)
2008Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest FilmHallam Foe (2007)
2007BAFTA Scotland AwardBAFTA Awards, ScotlandBest ScreenplayHallam Foe (2007)· Ed Whitmore
2007Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalHallam Foe (2007)
2007British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest DirectorHallam Foe (2007)
2007British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ScreenplayHallam Foe (2007)· Ed Whitmore
2007British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest Technical AchievementHallam Foe (2007)· Colin Monie
2007Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest FeatureHallam Foe (2007)
2007Grand Prix AsturiasGijón International Film FestivalBest FeatureHallam Foe (2007)
2005Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalAsylum (2005)
2004ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Director of the YearYoung Adam (2003)
2004ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Screenwriter of the YearYoung Adam (2003)
2003European Discovery of the YearEuropean Film AwardsYoung Adam (2003)
2003International Jury AwardSão Paulo International Film FestivalBest Feature FilmYoung Adam (2003)
2001Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsTelevision - Pretty Funny Writing - Special or EpisodeBrigitte Gall: Joan of Montréal (1999)· Brigitte Gall
· Blair Packham
· Arlene Bishop
2000Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest Short FilmMarcie's Dowry (2000)
2000Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest Short FilmSomersault (2000)
1997BAFTA Scotland AwardBAFTA Awards, ScotlandBest Short FilmCalifornia Sunshine (1997)· Gillian Berrie (producer/writer)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000Best Short FilmDresden Film FestivalInternational CompetitionSomersault (2000)
1998Jury AwardPalm Springs International ShortFestLive Action Short Documentary Over 15 MinutesCalifornia Sunshine (1997)


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#Quote
1In America, the word 'adult' has come to indicate fairly strong pornography, whereas elsewhere in the world it means mature and grownup themes. I like to think I'm helping to reclaim the notion of being an adult. In both Asylum (2005) and Young Adam (2003), sexuality is not really romantic - it comes from an inner place or a need that has to be fulfilled. It's not motivated by romance or the traditional things. By Hollywood standards, that may be shocking, as if something used to sell beer can actually be a transformative experience.


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