David Stoddart is a writer and director from the west coast of Scotland. He completed a masters in directing fiction at the National Film and Television School (NFTS): where his graduation film Solstice, a drama set in the highlands of Scotland, premiered at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and was nominated for a BAFTA New Talent Award, a BAFTA Scotland award and won best short film at The Hamptons International Film Festival. In 2010 he was selected as one of Screen International’s "Stars of Tomorrow".
David has also been commissioned by BBC Scotland to make a documentary about his sister Susie Wolff, in her bid to become the first female F1 driver to race since 1974. It was broadcast on BBC 2 and won him 'Best Sports Documentary' at the Inaugural RTS (Royal Television Society) Scotland awards.
His commercials career began in Spring 2014 with a series of television commercials for Ryanair swiftly followed by his multi award-winning campaign for ManKind "#ViolenceIsViolence" made through agency Dare. This highly successful online film gained over 20,000,000 hits combined on YouTube and Facebook alone and picked up Gold, Silver and Bronze British Arrow awards as well as a D&AD Pencil and an APA Collection Diamond.
More recently, David won "best of the best" (Grand Prix), gold and a bronze at the Campaign/PR Week Brand Film awards for his film "Boys Don't Cry". "Boys Don't Cry" is the final episode from his 9 part Lynx "Men In Progress" series. The series was designed to reinstate Lynx as a barometer of modern masculinity.