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David Dusa


David Dusa is writing the TV series “A Long Night In Paris”, together with Leora Kamenetzky (“False Flag”, “Fauda”) adapted from Dov Alfon’s bestseller Unité 8200, for TF1 and Keshet (Elephant International, France). Also with Leora, he is adapting the graphic novel series “Alter Ego” for Mother Production (“Call My Agent”) and Federation Entertainment (“The Bureau”) in France, and Don’t Play with Fire, a Swedish-Israeli coproduction. He is writing “Intra” for Vendôme Films (“Source Code”) & Baxtory together with Edgar Marie a film to be directed by Xavier Gens (Gangs of London, Lupin TV series). He created “In Amenas” a TV series for Viaplay and worked with Norwegian writer Sara Johnsen (“Occupied”, “July 22”, “Vinterkyss”) on the teen horror series “Bloodlust”; and the TV series “The Laundress” for “The Man in the High Castle” producer Stewart MacKinnon in the UK. He is currently co-writing several graphic novels series, including “Robot Lord Rising” for Caurette, “Nephilims” for Le Lombard and ”The Man who sold the world”. 


Based in Beijing from 2012 to 2018, David wrote original scripts for Chinese super star Feng Xiao Yue (“Monga”, “Tiny Times”) as well as an adaptation of a French blockbuster for Jacky Chan, and other adaptations of western films and books for the Chinese market. Previously, David co-wrote with Director’s Guild of America awarded artist Wim Vandekeybus (“Galloping Mind” and “Radical Wrong”). He co-wrote and edited international awarded documentaries like “The Land of the Enlightened” (Sundance Film Festival), “Nothing Is Forgiven” and “Wim” for RTBF and VRT, and “Victoire Terminus” (Berlinale, Grierson Award at the London Film Festival). 


David directed four short films, all awarded internationally (UIP Award) and his feature debut “Flowers of Evil” (Cannes film festival 2010). He was selected by Variety for 10 European Filmmakers to Watch and his films travelled to more than 160 festivals. Parallel to his film work, David Dusa writes about geopolitics.


Hungarian born, Swedish raised, he has lived in France, China, India, UK, Norway, Taiwan and South Africa. He is fluent in English, Swedish, Hungarian and French and speaks intermediary Chinese. He is alumni of the Berlinale Talent Campus, Binger Film Lab, Torino Film Lab, The Paris Film Conservatory of Paris and MediaXchange TV Showrunner program. David also has a Master in Political Science with a specialization in International Security and is currently working on a research project at the Swedish School of Defence. David is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmys).

Filmography as a writer

CONFIDENTIAL TITLE (TV SERIES) Creator-Writer - 2021, ongoing

For Viaplay (Scandinavia), produced by Maipo (Norway)

A LONG NIGHT IN PARIS (TV SERIES) Writer - 2020, ongoing

For TF1 (France), Keshet (Israel), produced by Elephant (France)
Co-writing with Leora Kamenetzky (False Flag, Fauda)

INTRA (FEATURE FILM) Writer - 2020, ongoing
For Vendôme Films & Baxtory (France)

Co-writing with Edgar Marie

Directed by Xavier Gens

ALTER EGO (TV series Bible) Writer - 2019
For Mother Production and Federation Entertainement (France)
Co-writing with Leora Kamenetzky (False Flag, Fauda)

THE LAUNDRESS (TV series) Writer - 2019
For Stewart MacKinnon’s Circle Picture (A Man in the High Castle 1-5)

BLOODLUST (TV series Bible) Writer - 2019
For Friland Produksjon (Norway), co-writing with Sara Johsen (Occupied)


VIOLENCE WITHIN (Feature) Writer - 2019

Produced by KMH Film (Hungary) in coproduction with Sciapode (France)

GET LUCKY (Feature Film) Writer - 2016
A romantic comedy set in China for Chinese Superstar Feng XiaoYue

TRIBULATION OF A CHINAMAN IN CHINA (Feature Film and sequel) Writer - 2015
Treatment commissioned by Sony Pictures Asia Pacific (property of David Dusa)
Adaptation of the book by Jules Verne for the Chinese Market

CHASING THE DRAGON (Feature Film) Writer - Treatment for Studiocanal - 2014
Adaptation of the film “Jean-Philippe” for the Chinese Market, featuring Jackie Chan

THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED (Documentary Feature, 90 min) Co-Writer - 2013

A film by Peter-Jan De Pue, produced by Savage Film, RTBF (Belgium) and ARTE
2015 Best Cinematography Award, Sundance International Film Festival

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TWITTED (Feature Documentary) Writer - 2012
Bible commissioned by Sciapode Picture (France)

GALLOPING MIND (Feature Film, 90 min) Co-Writer - 2011
A film directed by Wim Vandeykeybus

Produced by Savage Film (Belgium)

CACHEUX MALOR (Feature Film) Writer - 2011
Script bought by Sciapode Picture (France)

THE NETOCRACY (Geopolitical thesis) Writer - 2010
Article commissioned by

Filmography as writer and director

RMS#OPBULL (Short, 10 min) Writer - Director - 2012
Commissioned by et l'

FLOWERS OF EVIL (Feature Film, 98 min) Writer - Director - 2010
World Premiere at the Cannes FilmFestival
14 Film Awards, Selected at 150 film festivals, like Tribeca Film Festival, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Buenos Aires Film Festival, Namur Film Festival...

Awarded by Variety as “10 European Film Makers to Watch


RIOT OF EMOTIONS (Live performance) Writer, Stage Director and Actor - 2009
Stage performance commissioned by ARTE France and “Temps d’Image” Festival
Shows at “la Ferme de Buisson” French National Theatre and Festival “Roma Europa”


DISTANCES (Fiction short, 28 min) Writer - Director - 2007
World Premiere at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival (France)


AMIN (Fiction short, 12 min) Writer - Director - 2006
United International Pictures Award at the International Film FestivalRotterdam (Netherlands), nominated Best Short film by the European Film Academy. 60+ festival selections worldwide
Sold to televisions and edited on DVD internationally


MACHINE (Fiction short, 5 min) Writer - Director - 2005
Official selection at the Talent Campus of the Berlinale (Germany) and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Filmography as editor

UNTIL WE TALK (Feature Documentary, 90 min) Editor - 2018
A Belgium – Swiss coproduction by Nexus Film and U-Media


NOTHING IS FORGIVEN (Feature Documentary, 60 min) Editor - 2016
RTBF and VRT (Belgian TV) coproduction

Best Reporting at FIPA 2017

Prix Cinéma Belge - Millenium - International Documentary Film Festival


WIM (Feature Documentary, 120 min) Editor - 2015
RTBF and VRT (Belgian TV) coproduction

Official Selection at FIFA, Montreal


THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED (Feature Documentary, 90 min) Editor - 2015

ARTE (Germany) and RTBF (Belgium) Coproduction
Best Cinematography Award,Sundance International Film Festival


RUSHES INSTABLE (Documentary Short, 20 min) Editor - 2010
A film retracing the East European tour of the Comedie Francaise


IVUL (Feature Film, 95 min) Editor - 2009

Official Selection at the Locarno Film Festival, Pusan Film Festival, London Film Festival


VICTOIRE TERMINUS (Feature Documentary, 95 min) Editing consultant - 2008
Official Selection at the Berlinale Film Festival, Grierson Award at London Film Festival


PARFUM DES TERROIRS (Documentary Series) Assistant editor - 2002/2003
Educational programs produced by the Ministry of Agriculture (France)

Filmography as first assistant director

IVUL (Feature Film) by Andrew Kötting - 1st AD - 2008

Official Selection at the Locarno Film Festival,
Pusan Film Festival, London Film Festival...


A JIHAD FOR LOVE (Feature Documentary) by Peter Friedman - 1st AD - 2005/2007

Commissioned by ARTE FRANCE
Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2007 and Berlinale 2008...

Dramaturge and consultant

Research and strategic consulting for Black Moon Productions (France) - 2013

Research on Soft Power and the Internet for the transmedia project: LAZARUS

Dramaturge on contemporary dance show RADICAL WRONG by Wim Vandkeybus - 2010

Ultima Vez (Belgium)

Teacher and project manager

Workshop at the "La ferme du Buisson" National Theater (France) - 2011/2012

Filmmaking workshop for a high school class for the EU project "Comenius"

Setting up and running the production house REALISE SARL (France) - 2005/2006

A production house founded for Peter Firedman

Administration and management of the company

Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie S.N.C. (France) - 2003/2004

Remake rights negociation with lawyers, producers and directors

TV market analysis to increase the the profitably of the classic catalogue

Making promotional material for press releases

Jury member

ACID - Association du Cinema Independant pour sa Diffusion (France) - 2012/2011

Selecting films for the ACID section at the Cannes Film Festival


Post Production Fund of the Ile-de-France Capital Region (France) - 2011

Selecting fiction and documentary for the postproduction fund of the Paris region


EURO CONNECTION - European Short Film Coproduction Forum (France) - 2010

Selecting short film projects for the coproduction forum of the Clermont-FerrandFilm Festival, the most important short film festival in the world.

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