Dave Paterson is a writer/director/producer with a focus on drama, crime and black comedy. Known for Butcherbird (2014) and Boné (2015), in 2016 he won the UK Film Festival Script Competition for his un-produced feature, Cottontail. His scripts and shorts, commonly set around very raw, 'real' characters, have won and been selected for multiple festivals, including the Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Screencraft Drama Screenplay Competition, Screencraft Thriller Screenplay Competition, and BlueCat Screenplay Competition among others, with three wins at the UK Film Festival, Oregon Film Awards, and the Spotlight Film Awards. His most recent short Monoliths, A Poesy was also selected at the Madrid International Festival and the Manchester Film Festival in 2018. He wrote on a confidential writing assignment with mentor John Collee (Happy Feet) for Hospcotch Films Australia/eOne Entertainment and has written on several features and adaptations since. He wrote on Seth Larney’s feature 2067 and is currently in development on several projects, including a film with Catriona Mackenzie (Satellite Boy, Redfern Now).

He is a treatment and script writer for many large scale online campaigns and TVCs for clients including Google, YouTube, Land Rover + Wallabies Rugby Australia, Optus + XXI Commonwealth Games, Wotif, Westfield, and others. He is represented by RGM for Australian work.

Kimosabé noun, Ke-mo sah-bee

Often spelled Kemo sabe or Kemosabe, is the term of endearment and inventive catchphrase used by the fictional sidekick Tonto, in the American television program The Lone Ranger. Ultimately derived from gimoozaabi, an Ojibwe and Potawatomi word that means "he/she looks out in secret", it is sometimes translated as "trusty scout" or "faithful friend".

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