Ushering in a new generation of filmmakers with something to say
Set up in 2008, 20th Digital Studio’s focus has evolved to funding and producing award-winning short form genre content using up-and-coming filmmakers from the digital and film festival worlds.
20th Digital develops select shorts into longer form content, packaging new voices with established producers, offering opportunities for growth and representation, always with a goal to create innovative character narrative, voice-driven filmmaking with a social message, cultural impact and box-office or streaming success.
David Worthen Brooks is the Executive Vice President of 20th Digital Studio, overseeing the development and production of short form, branded, and digital content from diverse emerging filmmakers.
Prior to the Disney – 21st Century Fox acquisition, he led the then-titled Fox Digital Studio in the creation of numerous web series, short films, and features.
David has been recognized for his creative work by entities including D&AD, Sundance Film Festival, London International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, One Show, and the Clios. In 2018 he received the Creative Media Award for branded entertainment with advertiser Mars, for his work as an Executive Producer on Bite Size Horror, a series of short form content for broadcast.
He began his career as an award-winning editor and screenwriter working with directors such as Tony Kaye, Ridley Scott, Spike Jonze, Paul Hunter, Leslie Dektor and Baz Luhrman. Member (2001) marked David’s directorial debut, winning best short film at the 2001 Hamptons International Film Festival, and the International Cinematographer’s 2001 New Filmmaker’s Award.
A member of the Producer’s Guild of America and the Television Academy, David received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, before obtaining a master’s degree from the University Southern California’s Peter Stark Producing Program.
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