Discipline: Film/Video – feature

Grainger David

Discipline: Film/Video – feature
Region: Wadmalaw Island, SC
MacDowell Fellowships: 2012

Grainger David's short film The Chair won the Jury Prize at SXSW and went on to screen in competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. A South Carolina native and graduate of Princeton University and NYU Grad Film, Grainger has received generous support for his work from the South Carolina Film Commission, the San Francisco Film Society, the Sloan Foundation, and the 2017 Sundance Screenwriters Lab and Directors Lab.

During his residency, David worked on a short film called The Edge of the Woods and a feature script called The Wall at the End of the Road, which was further developed in the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Lab.


Van Zorn (formerly Kirby)

Grainger David worked in the Van Zorn (formerly Kirby) studio.

Constructed thanks to a bequest from Sarah L. Kirby, Kirby Studio was the last new building to be erected during Mrs. MacDowell’s leadership (1907-1951). The load-bearing masonry walls were laid by local mason Augustus Beaulieu atop a fieldstone foundation. A 1995 renovation preserved the brick fireplace with wooden mantel and…

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