David Rittey / Cycle of Life
David established his commercials career in New Zealand before joining Exit Films in 2008.
With an early grounding in Fine Arts, David studied narrative film at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2000. This culminated in his graduation film being selected for the Academy Awards as well as numerous other festivals worldwide. International acclaim came again when short film ‘Closer’ was nominated for the prestigious Palm d’Or at the 57th Cannes Film Festival and went on to enjoy festival success around the world.
With a cinematic eye and strong sense of story, David is skilled at realising documentary style TVCs and drama-based scripts. Authenticity is key to David’s work and he loves directing either actors or non-actors to make commercials which blend beautiful imagery with naturalistic, memorable performances.