David Tarleton is a multi-dimensional producer, director and editor. David was born September 16 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Drawn to the arts at a young age, David was an actor through high school and college. David studied film at NYU and then moved to California starting his MFA at University of Southern California. David is currently a film professor at Columbia College Chicago and is head of graduate film programs in Cinema and Television Arts.
With 27+ years of experience, David has been recognized in the film industry by working with some of the most respected production companies, networks and studios in Hollywood. David is also the co-founder of Tarleton/Dawn Productions, a production company making award-winning film and television projects alongside his partner, Adria Dawn. Read more of the latest news on filmmaker David Tarleton below:
Working with Hollywood’s A List Production Companies
David’s experience in the industry consists of producing, directing and/or editing projects for Sony Pictures, Syfy Channel, Disney, Fox, Comedy Central, Universal, Warner Brothers, Showtime, and many more premier entertainment companies.
David Tarleton Director of Feature Film ‘Hunter,’ currently on Amazon Prime
David was the director of the Award-Winning feature film, “Hunter,” which was released in 2019 to critical acclaim.
David Tarleton Editor of The Muppets for Disney
David is known for his work as the editor of the Award-winning Muppets series “Statler and Waldorf From The Balcony,” for Disney.
Award-Winning Production of ‘Dark Secrets’ as seen on Netflix
David Tarleton is also known for producing and directing the darkly themed science fiction anthology TV-Series “Dark Secrets’ for cable channel 3Net, owned by Discovery, Sony and IMAX.
David Tarleton’s Multi-Award Winning Production of Karen
Recently, Tarleton directed the dramatic thriller short film, “Karen.” The film explores the theme of Black Lives Matter. “Karen” was produced with his wife and creative partner, Adria Dawn through their company Tarleton / Dawn Productions. This successful film is receiving great recognition and awards on the film festival circuit.
‘Karen’ Making a Huge Buzz – Awards include:
Karen just won Best Social Justice Film at the Vienna Indie Short Film Festival.
Winner of Tokyo Shorts Film Festival
Winner of Arthouse Festival of Beverly Hills
Winner of Berlin Shorts Award
Winner of Reale Film Festival – Best International Film
Official Selection Awareness Film Festival
Official Selection Black Lives Matter Film Challenge
Official Selection of FlickFair Film Festival
Official Selection Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival
Official Selection – Free Film Awards
Official Selection – San Diego International Shortsfest
David Tarleton talks inspiration behind filmmaking:
3 Things You Didn’t Know about David Tarleton
(1) In his spare time, David loves to spend time with his family.
(2) David’s zodiac sign is a Virgo!
(3) He grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia, and for many years worked as an actor at Colonial Williamsburg.