About Dave (The One Where I Write in Third Person)
David B. Holton (Dave) is a writer & visual storyteller with an eclectic skill set that includes project management & business strategy. Dave has written scripts for screen & stage, penned articles for magazines, published fiction in literary journals, performed for live audiences, & produced content that has earned millions of views on streaming platforms. Prior to his career in the entertainment industry, he built bridges as a civil engineer & advised CEOs as a management consultant. Along the way, Dave studied Producing for Film, Television, & New Media at UCLA-Extension; earned an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill & a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from NC State University; & has been a lifelong student of creative writing via self-study, seminars, & university classes.
These days, Dave follows his creative wanderlust through writing, photography, acting, & filmmaking in a never-ending quest for empathy, truth, meaning, & magic. Recently, he wrote & directed a comedic film that won Best Mockumentary Microfilm at the Austin Comedy Film Festival; published a magical realism story in Oyster River Pages as an Emerging Voice in Fiction; & performed as Captain Arthur Barlowe in the 84th season of The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama in his home state of North Carolina, while also serving as the show’s Assistant Technical Director. In 2022, he consulted as a creative producer for a Raleigh, NC-based YouTube influencer with 8M+ subscribers, developing & producing a series of long-form YouTube videos, short-form social media content, & several brand integrations.