Dave Coleman has written screenplays for such studios as Universal, Sony, and DEG, and Hollywood talent such as Michael Douglas, Phil Noyce, Dan Curtis, Dino De Laurentiis, Irv Kirschner, and many others. He has also reviously worked as a story analyst for New World, London Films, The Samuel Goldwyn Company, and The New Twilight Zone t.v. series.
Prior to the start of his professional career, Coleman attended the University of Southern California, where he received a BFA in Filmic Writing. His instructors and mentors included T.C. Boyle, André de Toth, Stewart Stern, and Abraham Polonsky. He also interned on the feature film At Close Range during this time with director James Foley.
As an early Internet enthusiast, Coleman created Kudzu New Media, a website design firm, designing and hosting some of the earliest internet-supported studio movies such as Adrian Lyne’s Lolita, Tim Roth’s The War Room, Samuel Goldwyn’s Desert Blue, and many others. He also created Bijou Cafe.com, one of the first independent videostreaming websites, and wrote a majority of the site’s in-depth cult film reviews. The critical success cited by WIRED, ABC World News, RedFilter, US News & World Report, and many others lead to the successful creation of BijouFlix Releasing, which has released independent and classic cult movies worldwide since 1998.
Coleman’s latest non-fiction work, The Bigfoot Filmography, was published in January 2012 by McFarland. An in-depth survey of Cine du Sasquatch, the book includes reviews of every Bigfoot t.v. and movie, rare photos and poster reproductions, and interviews with key filmmakers in the genre.