Dave was hatched in Dublin and went to The National Film School where he started writing and directing shorts that played in a heap of festivals. He's into words, whether that's treatments, scripts or the text for his friend Luke's art project.
Dave loves work that requires an eye for detail, whether that's in visuals or performance. ‘Just Saying’ was written and directed by Dave and got 250,000 views the week it went online at Christmas 2013 and people started crying in airports. It won him a Kinsale Shark in the ‘New Director’ category. He shot his test spot for ‘Levi’s’ everywhere from Donegal to Brixton, using 3 stylists, 3 models, 11 pairs of Levi’s, a 200 year old Byron poem and loads of mates.
Making its debut at last year’s Cork Film Festival, Dave Tynan's short film exploring the early life of Roy Keane, Rockmount, has gone onto win a host of awards, including best short at the Galway Film Fleadh and the IFTAs. Football aficiondo's may know that Rockmount was Roy Keane's first club and the film is a fictional and humorous look at his early days. Starring Craig Keane Harrington as Roy & shot entirely in Cork, Dave reveals that the legendary intensity of the man started in boyhood.
Recent credits include 2 online interactive films for the Welsh Government dealing with Domestic Abuse.