David Slade

David Aldrin Slade (born 26 September 1969) is a British film and television director and actor. His works include the films Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Slade is also a director for television, directing episodes for Breaking Bad, Awake, Hannibal, Crossbones, Powers, American Gods and Black Mirror. Before he was a film director, Slade was a director of commercials and music videos.

David Slade
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Slade at the London premiere of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, 2010
Born (1969-09-26) 26 September 1969 (age 50)
United Kingdom
OccupationActor, director
Years active1994–present

Life and careerEdit

He started his career making amateur music videos for local bands in the south of England. He would have his films processed by an elderly woman who developed super 8 films for cheap in her bathtub. His first professional job was directing a commercial for the video game Silent Hill, for the English market.[1] His first feature film, Hard Candy, was released in 2005 by Lions Gate Entertainment, who purchased the independent movie at the Sundance Film Festival.[2] He went on to direct the vampire film 30 Days of Night in 2007.[3] Slade directed The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,[4] the third film in the Twilight film series.[5]

In a Twitter post, Slade listed his favorite films as Performance, Wings of Desire, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and Possession.[6] Slade also attributes Performance as his main inspiration for becoming a film director.[7]


Feature filmsEdit

Music videosEdit

Short filmsEdit

  • I Smell Quality (1994)
  • Do Geese See God? (2004)
  • MEATDOG: What's Fer Dinner (2008)[8]

Television seriesEdit


  1. ^ "David Slade - My First Shoot". Myfirstshoot.com. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Press Conference: Interviews with the Cast & Crew of 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'". BloodyDisgusting.
  3. ^ "Twilight Saga: Eclipse Gets a New Editor; Muse Dropped from Soundtrack". DreadCentral.
  4. ^ "David Slade Talks Twilight Saga: Eclipse; New TV Spot "Something New"". DreadCentral.
  5. ^ "David Slade to Direct Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" (Press release). Summit Entertainment. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  6. ^ DAVID A SLADE [@DAVID_A_SLADE] (5 March 2012). "ALL TIME top 5 "PERFORMANCE"Roeg/Cammell. "WINGS OF DESIRE" Wim Wenders. "2001/Clockwork Orange" Kubrick "POSSESSION" Zulawski No surprises" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ DAVID A SLADE [@DAVID_A_SLADE] (5 March 2012). "@AussieBecka Nic Roeg/Donald Cammell's "Performance"" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "So Funny, It's Scary: Hollywood's Top Horror Directors to Bring Original Comedy Pilots to Xbox 360 This Fall". Microsoft. 23 July 2008. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2008.

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