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About David Baboulene

I have devoted my life to the study and creation of stories. I get excited by new stories and aspiring writers, and I love to help creatives make stories the best they can possibly be

David's first deal was for two novels, Ocean Boulevard (2004) and Jumping Ships (2006). Both books received film deals in Hollywood, sparking an interest for David in the differences in story dynamics between books and films. He began a 10-year research programme, generating a ground-breaking new theory of narrative wrapped in a Ph.D., and five books on the subject including his best seller: The Story Book (2010) and his career-defining masterwork: The Primary Colours of Story (2020).

In addition to his ten published works, David is the story consultant or writer on more than 50 books, film and television productions. Authors he has helped include Kerri Cuevas (Deadly Kisses, 2013); Kris Mole (Gatecrashing Europe, 2014); Steve Askham's Life's a Peach! (2021) and the novelisation of Marc Zammit's hit movie, Homeless Ashes (Amazon Prime, 2020).

On the movie side, David is a film producer and head of story for the production company Skylark Vision, with a current slate of around ten films and television series in production including the upcoming feature, TinMan (Patrick Ryder's homage to classic Spielberg eighties family adventures), Craig Hynde's puzzle movie, Witch (2024), Unravel (2025); Sitting Under the Chestnut Tree (2025) starring R.J. Mitte (Breaking Bad; Hannah Montana) and his biggest budget blockbuster to date - The Fashion Queen, with some huge names we are not yet allowed to announce. (Watch this space!)

David's most recent broadcast work includes the multi-award winning feature film, Homeless Ashes (Amazon Prime, 2019) starring Lew Temple (Once Upon a time in Hollywood) and Maria Howell (The Hunger Games; The Color Purple...); The Oscar-qualified White Gold (2020); and the Modern Horror: Hosts (Amazon Prime, 2020). David's competition wins include Jason Wingard's Pavement (The Uncertain Kingdom, 2020); Ray Panthaki's Ernie (The Uncertain Kingdom, 2020), Vanessa Perdriau's The Widow's Last (Enter The Pitch, 2017); Carolyn Goodyear's IMDb Script-to-Screen Winner HomeWreckers (2020); and of course, David's own Mere Mortals, winner of the Euroscript Film Story Competition.

He has also written and produced his own film from scratch, Bella (2021) - a story without conflict, dialogue or a 'bad guy' - which you can follow through the entire development process and then watch in the members' area.

David received a Ph.D in Narratology for his original research into narrative theory in 2017.

David is a founder/owner/director of DreamEngine Media (publishing, training and production) and a producer and head of Story for Skylark Vision Productions.

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A Little Name-Dropping...

In creating the knowledge gap theory of story, David kept things grounded in the real world through conversations with famous names on what they think made story work for them. Including:

You can find these conversations - and more - in The Story Book. For a complete listing of David's credits, please refer to the IMDb, where he is, above all, ridiculously proud to be the one and only credited 'Narratologist' on the entire Internet Movie Database (for his work on the independent feature: Homeless Ashes)

From books:

Lee Child

(The Jack Reacher series)

From film:

Bob Gale

(writer and producer of the Back to the Future trilogy)

From theatre:

Mark Williams

(Shirley Valentine, Blood Brothers...)

From acting:

Willy Russell

(101 Dalmations, the Harry Potter films...)

(Only Fools and Horses, Citizen Smith...) to name but a few.

John Sullivan

From television:

From books:

Lee Child

(The Jack Reacher series)

From film:

Bob Gale

(writer and producer of the Back to the Future trilogy)

From theatre:

Mark Williams

(Shirley Valentine, Blood Brothers...)

From acting:

Willy Russell

(101 Dalmations, the Harry Potter films...)

(Only Fools and Horses, Citizen Smith...) to name but a few.

John Sullivan

From television:

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The Offer of a Lifetime

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