Biography

DAVID KESTER

 

DIRECTING
I am a freelance London based drama director with 26 years of single and multi-camera directing experience in the UK.  For the last 21 years I have been directing drama, such as THE ROYAL, FOOTBALLERS WIVES EXTRA TIME along with regular slots on CORONATION STREET, EASTENDERS, EMMERDALE and HOLLYOAKS. I began my career at Granada Television where I trained as a studio director working on programmes like THIS MORNING, FRAMED, STARS IN THEIR EYES and UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE.

 

I am a full voting member of BAFTA and currently represented by MacFarlane Chard Associates.

AWARDS

RTS Craft and Design Awards 2019, Best Multi-camera Director (Nominee)

Apr 2019  Royal Television Society

One of 3 nominations for this category.

Best Show Stopper- Inside Soap Awards 2019 (Winner)

Oct 1, 2019  

Carla's Breakdown Episode- Coronation Street

 

British Soap Awards- Best scene of the year (Winner)

Jun 1, 2019

Gail's monologue- Coronation Street

 

British Soap Awards- Best Single Episode (Winner)

Jun 1, 2019

Aidan's suicide aftermath episode- Coronation Street

 

Broadcast Magazine Award. Best Continuing Drama, Coronation Street (Winner)

Mar 2019  

Aiden's Suicide Aftermath Episode- Coronation Street

 

British Soap Awards - Most Spectacular Scene (Nominee)

May 2014  

Nick and David's Car Crash- Coronation Street

 

British Soap Awards Best Single Episode (Winner)

May 2012 

Becky's Final Farewell Episode- Coronation Street

 

MUSIC COMPOSING
I have also composed theme music for programmes on ITV, BBC, Channel 4 and Satellite and Cable. I completed an original score for the feature film United We Fall released October 2014

2010 - present

2010 - present