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A graduate of Morehouse College (B.F.A) and Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television (M.F.A), David F. Fortune finds power in normalizing the themes of compassion and intimacy set in inner-city communities. 


Over the years, David has participated in directing fellowships such as the Village Roadshow Emerging Talent Program, ViacomCBS - ViewFinders Emerging Directors Program, Loyola Marymount University Incubator Lab, Indeed/Hillman Grad’s Rising Voices Directing Program and was named winner of the Netflix Content Creator’s Program for his film  “Us”.  


In addition to these accolades, David finished as a finalist under The Wrap’s Shortlist for his film,  Z – Man, and was named the winner of the Urbanworld Film Festival’s Young Creators Showcase, for his dramatic short, Laced. Out of 850 applicants, David’s screenplay Shoebox was selected for the Indeed/Hillman Grad’s Rising Voice Program where it would go on to be produced and later premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.  


As a writer/director, David hopes to shed light on communities hidden in darkness through the art of visual storytelling and cinema.



Netflix's Content Creator Program | Ghetto Film School 

 Winner/Directing Fellow (2022)


Indeed x Hillman Grad Productions | Rising Voices 

Directing Fellow (2021)

Paramount Television | ViacomCBS: ViewFinder

Director Fellow (2019)

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group directing program  

Grant Awardee (2019)

Stuart Family Foundation

Grant Awardee (2019)


 Loyola Marymount University | Movie Magic award

Producer Award Recipient (2018)

LMU | Film Independent Incubator lab

Directing Fellow (2018) 

The Wrap: The Shortlist Film Festival 

Z - Man | Finalist  (2018)


Film Outside the Frame 

Sunset Prayer | Best Picture Award (2018) 

National Film Festival for Talented Youth

Séance Sisters | Audience Choice Award (2018) 

Revolt TV: Beyond the Lens - Emerging Young Filmmaker  

Laced |Winner (2017)

Film Outside the Frame - Best Director 

Laced  | Finalist (2017)


The Wrap: The Shortlist Film Festival  

  Curiosities of the Quiet | Finalist (2017)


Urbanworld Film Festival – Young Filmmaker Showcase

Laced |Winner (2017)


Bronze Lens Film Festival – Student Award  

Miss Identity | Finalist (2016)

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