David Accampo was born in San Jose, California, but spent most of his elementary and high school years in a small town that might be eerily familiar to fans of Wormwood. His first short story, “Apartment House Blues,” was published in the literary magazine, Transfer, in 1998. After receiving a degree in English and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, David moved to Los Angeles, and enjoyed career success in a variety of roles: advertising copywriter, video editor, in-house producer, graphic designer, and marketing executive.
At Tribe Studios, David produced the satirical Hollywood commentary, “The Barbed Wire,” as well as the LOAD Media News. During this period, he teamed with frequent collaborator, Jeremy Rogers to develop a number of pitches, shorts, and feature-length screenplays, several of which have garnered praise from industry sources. Their science fiction thriller, “The Maitland Exhibit” was touted by Voice Over magazine as “one of the great unproduced screenplays.” Their schizophrenic murder mystery, “Cacophony,” achieved Finalist status in the 2003 Project: Greenlight competition.
In 2005, David founded the independent production company, Habit Forming Films, LLC, with Jeremy Rogers, Mary Alexandra Stiefvater, Kathryn Stiefvater, Nick Harris, and Christa Nahhas. Under this banner, David and Jeremy wrote,directed, and produced three films and continue to develop future projects. Their debut film, “Bad Habits,” won a Remi award at the 2006 Houston Worldfest Film Festival and a Best Actor award at the 2007 Sacramento International Film Festival. Their second film, “The Long Road,” will premiere at the 2007 FAIF Film Festival in Hollywood, CA. Their third film, “The Hollywood Informant,” produced in association with The Geeworld Studios, appeared online.
David also co-hosts the Fuzzy Typewriter podcast with friend and writer Paul Montgomery, and occasionally guests on podcasts for Murmur.com and The Cameron Rice Show. His fiction has also appeared in the e-zine, GROK, from AlertNerd.com.
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