Hamster Island Productions

Filmmaking Collaborations

Projects on which I acted as Producer, Assistant Director, Production Manager, Production Coordinator, or some combination of those roles… like so many other filmmakers, I often wear multiple hats! For info on my roles on these projects & others, please see my IMDB.

Content Warning: Adult language, brief nudity, & bad taste.

Dave's IMDB

Personal Projects

A couple of zero-budget projects I wrote, directed & filmed myself, working with family & friends, using whatever I had available…

“Some Sh*t”

Content Warning: Adult language & simulated use of a firearm.

During the 2020 COVID shutdown, I shot a zero-budget, super-short film with family & friends using an old Canon 7D & a few LED lights. Despite such limitations, this little film won “Best Mockumentary Microfilm” award at the Austin Comedy Film Festival & the “Outstanding Achievement” Award at the Berlin Flash Film Festival, made the semifinals of the Sunday Shorts Film Festival, & was an official selection at the New York Flash Film Festival!

“The Elf on the Shelf”

Content Warning: May spoil beloved beliefs for children.

A zero-budget family Christmas collaboration between my brother Andy (@contentmonster) & myself, filmed using a Canon R5 & a 360 cam & starring our father Walter Holton & our niece Maizie Stewart. We shot this over the course of two days in a run-and-gun style. Not your typical Christmas story!

Let’s make Movie Magic together!

Please contact me if you would like to discuss collaborating on a project. I have experience working above-the-line, below-the-line, & at all stages of development & delivery, so don’t hold back or hesitate, regardless of your specific needs, let’s chat & see if there is some way that I can help you achieve your vision!