David is a producer/director working predominantly in audio. He handles end-to-end audio drama production, including high profile casting and full audio drama recording scheduling. David can be booked as a director, producer, casting manager or audio consultant depending on the needs of the project. Please use contact form here for availability and more info.
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THE CHRISTMAS PIG
by JK ROWLING
David was delighted to direct the exclusive audio production of JK Rowling's The Christmas Pig. This was a multi-voiced audio book, with full immersive, binaural sound design and an original score by Anne Dudley. Dave worked closely with Audible and Pottermore to ensure this production was something really special.
One boy and his toy are about to change everything...
Jack loves his childhood toy, Dur Pig. DP has always been there for him, through good and bad. Until one Christmas Eve something terrible happens—DP is lost. But Christmas Eve is a night for miracles and lost causes, a night when all things can come to life...even toys. And Jack’s newest toy—the Christmas Pig (DP’s annoying replacement)—has a daring plan: Together they’ll embark on a magical journey to seek something lost and to save the best friend Jack has ever known...
A heartwarming adventure about one child’s love for his most treasured thing and how far he will go to find it. A tale for the whole family to fall in love with, from one of the world’s greatest storytellers.
Experience this title in immersive 3D audio by setting your download quality to High within the app. Headphones recommended.
David has just wrapped in the studio recording an adaptation of the Hound of the Baskervilles at The Soundhouse Studios in Acton. The production has a very exciting cast which will be revealed soon!
Hound of the baskevilles
L-R: Joe Richardson, Teresa Milewski, Felix Hayes, Gerard McDermott, Rene Zagger, Roger May, David Beck, Fred Fergus, Sharon Small & Julian Sims
knight sir louis
and the dreadful damsel
by THE BROTHERS MCLEOD
David had a brilliant time directing Myles McLeod as he narrated this and then working with Joe Richardson on the sound design for this elevated children's audio book for Audible. Released in August.
by herman melville
adapted by marty ross
Despite being published in 1851, Moby Dick appears at No.17 in The Guardian’s ‘The 100 best novels written in English’; a testament to its continued popularity. This dramatic adaptation by Audible member favourite Marty Ross stars David Morrissey as Captain Ahab who is determined to get his revenge on the one and only Moby Dick.
We join our narrator Ishmael and the crew of Pequod for its final voyage as Captain Ahab leads them in to dangerous waters on his quest to find and kill the whale who ate his leg: Moby Dick. As his determination grows and sacrifices are made the crew worry that his obsession has become unhealthy - but at what lengths will Captain Ahab go to in order to catch that whale?
"I’m sure this will win awards for directing, production and acting. Thank you to everyone, this really was a stunning and perfectly sustained drama." Listener Review
The Austen Collection
By Jane Austen
David production managed several of the dramas featured in this new collection from Audible. Recording for these dramas was done mostly remotely!
Renowned as much for her wit and satirical social commentary as for her stories of love and romance, Jane Austen remains one of Britain’s best-loved authors. In this Audible Original collection featuring dramatisations of her six beloved novels, Austen's pin-sharp humour and tone is perfectly captured by an all-star list of narrators.
(Claire Foy, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Billie Piper, Florence Pugh and Emma Thompson), each accompanied by a full cast.
"This is a masterpiece." Listener Review
By Carina Rodney
Directed by Kate Saxon, David was the production manager on this HUGE drama, with 59 actors recorded under strict Covid Guidelines!
Lovers. Outlaws. Hell Cats. This Audible Original Podcast tells the lost story of history’s most progressive pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Their tale of cutthroat adventure and an enduring love affair remains largely forgotten – overlooked by historians who prioritised the achievements of their male peers. Until now.
Starring Erin Doherty as Mary Read, Michelle Fox as Anne Bonny, Fisayo Akinade as Pierre Bouspeut and Jonathan Bailey as Captain Jack Rackham.
"Beautifully written and produced. The characters were fascinating, imperfect, and still lovable. Lots of humour to counteract the intense scenes. I cheered, scolded, cackled and blubbered like a baby. A true drama to sweep you up and take you away" Listener Review
Sherlock Holmes: The Voice of Treason
By George Mann & Cavan Scott
Don your deerstalker and break out your magnifying glass, Queen Victoria is missing and the British Empire needs you. Join Holmes and Watson in this gripping Audible Original drama as they battle to rescue the Queen with the help of an unusual ally, arch-nemesis Moriarty. Brought vividly to life by a full cast, including Audible favourites Nicholas Boulton and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. Directed by David Beck.
"Brilliant, Gripping, Atmospheric. What a brilliant piece of work. Had me engrossed from the start. Wish it was longer than only 8 hrs. Will be looking for more of these to spend my credits on."
Albion:The Legend of Arthur
By Robert Valentine
Join Britain’s greatest legend on a journey like no other in this immersive Audible Original Drama set in the brutal world of the distant Dark Ages. As the fight for Albion intensifies, traditions and bitter rivalries threaten to destroy the land, and a name to give hope in the face of tyranny is born – ‘Arthur’.
Powerful performances from Owen Teale (Game of Thrones), Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Peaky Blinders) and Craig Roberts (Submarine), plus a full cast, bring this mythical realm of warlords and witchcraft alive. Directed by David Beck for Wireless Theatre.
"The acting is superb and the sound effects visceral enough to suit this bloody and treacherous story. Just sit back, relax somewhere quiet and let Audible take you back to ancient Britain. This is worth your full attention, it's that entertaining" Listener Review
By Elizabeth Burton-
Phillips & Hugh Costello
A courageous and heart-rending true story following the lives of two inseparable twin brothers, Nick and Simon, in the 1990s. Bonded by brotherhood, they went on to battle heroin addiction together, frequently undermining each other’s desperate attempts to become drug-free. Featuring a full cast, this important drama reveals the devastating impact on their family and the gut-wrenching day when Nick would pay the ultimate price.
Directed by David for Whisteldown Productions.
"I have to write a review here and now .. I’ve just finished listening to this book over two days ... so brilliantly written and performed... " Listener Review