Roberts/David Films, Inc. was founded by the company’s namesakes Mark Roberts and Lorena David, a prolific producing duo who have a dozen feature films under their belts. Although they have made a name for themselves in indie film, they have recently stepped up to the TV plate.
They just Executive Produced two seasons of “My Ride Rules,” a half-hour Reality Competition for the Speed Channel which they started on from the presentation tape. Meanwhile they EP’ed a one hour special about Spectrophilia for Travel Channel called “Ghostly Lovers.” Other notable work includes “The Andy Milonakis Pilot” for VH1, “The Guy Fieri Road Show” for Food Network and the pilot presentation of “The Middleton Effect,” a Docu-soap about top casting director Joseph Middleton.
Since opening their doors in 1994, the pair has used their perfectly matched compatibility to bring creative, original stories to the screen using up-and-coming writing, directing and acting talents. They started with the comedy spoof “Plump Fiction” in 1995 financed by record giant Rhino Records the film starred Tommy Davidson, Sandra Bernhard and Julie Brown. Robert’s and David also produced “Strangers with Candy”, based on the critically acclaimed Comedy Central series of the same name starring friends and creators, Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert. Financed by David Letterman's Worldwide Pants the cast included Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Alison Janey. “Strangers with Candy” was an official selection to the Sundance Film Festival in 2005 and was one of the major success stories of the festival.
Roberts and David are currently in development on a feature they sold to Dreamworks “Johnnie Ferrari” written by Kario Salem set to shoot in the fall. They also just wrapped production on “Water & Power” a film written and directed by Richard Montoya based on a hit play which premiered at Mark Taper Forum starring Nick Gonzales and Clancy Brown. Other work also includes “Danika” starring Academy Award winning actress Marissa Tomei and Craig Bieko, “The Thacker Case” starring Eliza Dushku, Gabriel Mann and John Savage and the cult comedy “Poor White Trash.”
Mark Roberts – executive producer
Lorena David - executive producer, director, editor