David de Lautour Writer/Director Profile



David had already established himself as an accomplished actor before he began directing. In the past 20 years, he has acted in a number of notable screen productions across New Zealand, Australia, and the US, and his experience has made him a great actor’s director. David started directing his own projects, before he began shadowing directors, and was given scenes, then days and eventually full blocks. He has already been nominated for Best Director at the New Zealand Television Awards, for Alibi, a crime-series he co-created with Hannah Marshall. David has a photographers’ eye for framing and inventive shots, and he has already crafted a visual style. He has shown he doesn’t just shoot his own material, but he adapts to a show’s style, while bringing his own flare. He’s proven he can work with big budgets, such as on the wildly popular Kiwi drama Westside, and small budgets, with his own Alibi, as well as in fast turn around television. However, David’s biggest asset is the relationships he forms on set. Talk to any member of the cast or crew of a production he has been on - from producer to actor to runner - and you will hear great things about his work ethic, attitude and leadership.


Auckland, New Zealand

Career Biography


2019Nomination NZTV Awards for Huawei Mate30 Best Director: Drama for Alibi

Feature Film.

2021Written in the StarsCarter (Lead)Dir. Thomas Robins
2016The ShicklesBrusselsFlower of Life Films
Dir. Donna Trousdale
2014Don't BlinkNoahEchoWolf Productions
Dir. Travis Oates
2014Last StopNoahEchoWolf Productions
Dir. Travis Oates

Short Film.

2018Team DarrylDavid Richardson (Core)Dir. Taika Waititi
2013The Act Off (Actor)Bubble & Squeak Collection
Dir. Peter Salmon
2011The Brightest SundayJackDir. David de Lautour
2009Blessed Are TheyRichardCine Del Mar
Dir. Anton Steel
2009IsoscelesJesseCine Del Mar
Dir. Anton Steel


2014Don't BlinkNoah (Core)Dir. Travis Oates


2024Dark City - The CleanerDS Robert Calhoun (Major Support)Lionsgate
Dir. Rick Jacobsen
2023The Brokenwood Mysteries season 10Richie (Episodic Lead)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2021My Life Is Murder S2James (Guest)Greenstone TV
Dir. Britta Hawkins
2021Shortland StreetLiam Shaw (Supporting)South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Various
2021Wentworth - Season 9 Dr. Greg Miller (Major Role )FremantleMedia Australia
Dir. Various
2020Wentworth - Season 8 Dr. Greg Miller (Major Role )FremantleMedia Australia
Dir. Various
2020Westside - Season 6 Ted West South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2019Westside Season 5Ted West (Core Role)Dir. Various
2018Wentworth Series 7Dr Miller (Major Role)
2017Westside Series 3Ted West (Core Cast)South Pacific Pictures
2017Westside Series 4Ted West (Core Cast)
2015PerceptionNatalie's Australian FriendDir. Various
2015This Is Why We're SingleAdam Dir. Rory Uphold
2015Westside Series 1 & 2Ted West (Core-cast)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2014HelLAIndecisive GuyDir. Rory Uphold
2014Once Upon a Time - Season 3Johnathan Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Dir. Various
2014The KickStephen DonaldGreat Southern Television Ltd
Dir. Danny Mulheron
2013A-Holes AnonymousRussVK Productions
Dir. Finneus Egan
2013Beauty & The BeastSebastian CliftonCBS Television Studios
Dir. Rick Bota, Steven A. Adelson, Mairzee Almas
2013Hart of DixieOliver KentWarner Bros. Television | CBS
Dir. Joe Lazaroz
2013MomGregWarner Bros. Television | Chuck Lorre Productions
Dir. Pamela Fryman
2013NCIS: Los AngelesRoy KesslerCBS Television Studios
Dir. Tony Wharmby
2012TouchSimon Plimpton20th Century Fox Television
Dir. Nelson McCormick
2010NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative ServiceDaniel SturgisCBS Television Studios | Paramount Network Television
Dir. Arvin Brown
2010The GladesLenny NelsonFox Television Studios
Dir. Guy Ferland
2008Amazing Extraordinary FriendsParker PenGreenstone TV Productions
Dir. Stephen Campbell, Geoffrey Cawthorn
2008Legend of the Seeker (Michael Cypher)ABC Studios
Dir. Various
2008Power Rangers - Jungle FuryRobert 'RJ' James / Violet Wolf RangerBVS Entertainment Inc.
Dir. Vanessa Alexander / Jonathan Brough
2004What I Like About YouBen SheffieldWarner Bros. Television
Dir. Shelley Jensen
2001Being EveAdam Le BeauSouth Pacific Pictures | Nickelodeon
Dir. Peter Salmon
1996Xena Warrior PrincessIcus / LiefRenaissance Pictures
Dir. Garth Maxwell


2008BeastFelixFinger Prints & Teeth
Dir. Thomas Sainsbury
2007Stuck by David RubinoffJackTool Shed Productions
Dir. Justin Ross

Web Series.

2021TalkbackPaul Laws (Supporting)All Talk Productions Limited
Dir. Jesse Griffin


The American Musicial & Dramatic Academy - 2013, Acting, Film & Television, Voice & Speech, Stage Combat, Improvisation, Dance & Movement
Unitec School of Performing Arts - 2008, Bachelor of Performing Arts