David Lobatto is a British writer, based in LA, with a background in physical production on such films such as Casino Royale and Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, rising to the level of production manager. He wrote the BAFTA-nominated single drama Cyberbully, that starred Maisie Williams and aired on Channel 4 in 2015 to rave reviews; it also garnered an RTS nomination, two nominations at the Broadcast Awards and won the Mind Media drama award for raising awareness of mental health issues.
More recently, he has been developing a number of projects, including a series based on the origins of the British SAS with director Michael Mann for Big Talk and ITV Studios; a series based on the history of the East India Company (CBS Studios International); a feature for George Clooney & Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures for Sony; and true story feature on the world’s first racing team for wounded veterans, Dakar, for BBC Films.
He has also been commissioned to write a sci-fi pilot for HULU, adapting original material by Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) and is working with Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment on adapting a prestigious literary character for the screen. Scattering CJ is his first documentary.
He is repped in the USA by CAA and Kaplan/Perrone and in the UK by Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.