If you ask screenwriter David Timothy Duty when his love of the movies began, he will tell you it started when he was five with Steven Spielberg and the illustrious vision of a small boy and his extraterrestrial friend riding a bike across the moonlit sky with the magical music of John Williams guiding their journey.
If you ask David when his passion for storytelling began, he will give you one name: Martin Scorsese. David was 14 when his father took him to see Goodfellas. The biographical crime drama detailing the rise and fall of a mob associate and his friends remains the ultimate influence of David’s passion for dramatic storytelling.
However, if you ask David, who has inspired him to chase his dream of becoming a professional screenwriter, he will graciously say it was the guidance and support of his loving parents. While other kids were out fishing or at soccer practice, David’s parents fed his infatuation with American cinema pushing him to pursue his love of film.
But before he would give into pursuing his writing career, David proudly served fifteen years in the United States Air Force as a Security Forces Military Working Dog Handler. When he was medically retired in 2011, he returned to his passion by choosing to attend Full Sail University where he would go on to earn his BFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment in 2016. During his time at school, David amassed an ever-growing portfolio filled with screenplays, comic book scripts, trans-media storytelling, reviews, and poetry.
David is currently working under the guidance of Max Timm of The Story Farm and has completed his very first spec feature film screenplay, What We Leave Behind, a Military Family Drama. He is already hard at work on his next spec feature film project, Bobby Stroud, a Science Fiction Thriller.