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Hollywood Screenwriter David Birke

Posted 10/09/23

Meet Long-time friend and Hollywood Screenwriter David Birke.

In 2nd grade, Ken Hardcastle first met his long-time friend, David Birke. Ken was featured in David’s first super8 movie around the time they were in 7th grade. Their friendship grew throughout grade school and beyond. They have kept in touch for over 50 years. David is on a visit to the East to promote his latest movie and has made time to visit us for our Monday night live. Hope you can join us.

David Birk’s Bio: Making his debut in 1990 with the thriller Horseplayer, David Birke is a screenwriter. His debut movie as a writer was directed by Kurt Voss and has developed a cult following over the years. Birke next worked on TV movies like The Fear Inside (1992), Kiss and Tell (1996), and A Kidnapping in the Family (1996). His other works as a writer include Gacy (2003), Dark Town (2004), Freeway Killer (2010), and 13 Sins (2014). Perhaps Birke’s best known work came in 2016 when he worked on the screenplay of the crime-thriller, Elle. The movie directed by veteran director Paul Verhoeven, was based on the novel Oh… by Philippe Djian. Isabelle Huppert was nominated for an Academy award in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role in the movie, at the 89th Academy Awards. In 2018 Birke served as the writer on director Sylvain White’s horror movie, Slender Man. The movie is based on the creepypasta Internet meme created by Eric Knudsen, who is also serving as the writer and creator of the character. (copied from “Book My Show“) Learn about his more recent projects, Blessed Virgin, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Benedetta, on Monday.