Grainger David's thesis film The Chair won the Jury Prize at South by Southwest and went on to screen in competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He recently completed a new short, The Edge of the Woods, funded by the South Carolina Film Commission and starring Kiernan Shipka ("Mad Men") and featuring visual effects by Framestore (Gravity). Grainger was born in Atlanta and grew up there and on Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Princeton University and NYU Grad Film.
Grainger David worked in the Kirby studio.
Erected in memory of Sarah L. Kirby, who had left a bequest to MacDowell, this studio was the first — and remains the only — brick building on the grounds. Built by local mason Augustus Beaulieu, the load-bearing masonry walls rest on a fieldstone foundation. The design of the boxlike building is simple and compact…