DAVID McCRACKEN is a Director, Writer, Producer, and Actor with a long and varied career in filmmaking and writing. He most recently earned his MFA in Film & Television Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He also has a BA and MA in Creative Writing.
McCracken has been awarded numerous grants, scholarships, and honors for his creative work, most notably the prestigious 2011 USC James Bridges Memorial Scholarship for Directing, the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Science Foundation Production Award, and the USC Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Award for his short film “I Am Become Death.”
“OstrichLand,” McCracken’s USC graduate thesis film, played at more than twenty-five festivals around the world, including Vancouver, Australia, and Hong Kong. It won the Alexis Jury Prize for Best Emerging Student Filmmaker at Palm Springs, Best Student Film at Carmel International, and Best Editing/Best Comedy finalist at USC’s First Film.
McCracken’s first feature, Bullitt County, was completed in August 2017. It was produced independently by Mr. Pictures, which he co-owns.