David Townsend is judging the Page Turner Awards to find new animation projects to produce.
For 15 years, David has been overseeing projects across different industries with a singular driving focus; to produce the best possible quality for clients; on time and on budget.
David started out as an Animation Producer on everything from Proof of Concept work through to full TV series for Nickelodeon.
He oversaw a bilingual Mandarin / English writers' room as part of his duties as lead producer on the feature MOSLEY, the first ever official co-production between New Zealand and China.
He now heads up the IP Development department at Axis Studios, famous for the upcoming musical Scrooge on Netflix, 3 episodes of 'Love Death & Robots', and countless other shows.
Well versed in all steps of Production management across Feature Film, Long-form TV and straight to DVD projects, David has developed proprietary shot and cost tracking software for studios, tailored off-the-shelf packages such as Shotgun and RV, carried out bidding and pitching projects as well as scheduling and scenario planning.
David is an active member of the Visual Effects Society in both London and New Zealand.
Axis develop and pitch between 6 - 10 brand-new stories each year, working with a wide range of writers from around the world.
David understands and respects the crucial role storytelling plays in society, and has devoted his life to finding, developing and telling the world's greatest stories.