I like the collaborative process and often work with co-writers. On this page you can find brief bios about myself and my wonderful creative colleagues.
A Los Angeles native who divides his time between his hometown and Tokyo, David’s creative efforts in filmmaking, screenwriting and songwriting richly reflect his bicultural experience. An alumnus of Writers Bootcamp, his feature screenplays and TV spec scripts have consistently placed in U.S. national screenwriting competitions. He has produced and written four short films, including “The Lesson” which won the 2013 Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Grand Prix and the 2012 Torino GLBT Film Festival Best Short Film. David has also traveled the world as a professional pianist/accompanist, including performing throughout Japan.
The writing team of David Chester and Kimberly Tierney, from California and New York, respectively, met and currently reside in Tokyo, Japan. Ms. Tierney, a native of Penn Yan, New York, graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College concentrating in stage direction for theater. Ms. Tierney also studied in Moscow at the legendary Moscow Art Theatre with the O’Neill Theater Institute before spending two years as the Artistic Fellow and resident assistant director at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia from 2001 to 2003. After producing the First Person Arts Memoir and Documentary festival for two years, she moved to Tokyo with her husband and worked as a dialogue coach for professional Japanese actors in such films as Leonie, 47 Ronin, and Emperor. Currently, Ms. Tierney is a popular voice actress regularly heard on Japanese television and is a faculty member at Daito Bunka University in Tokyo where she teaches drama.
The writing team of David Chester and Blake Pinter, from California and New Jersey, respectively, met and currently reside in Tokyo. Blake has a Masters in TESOL from Columbia University Teacher’s College and is currently an English professor at Aoyama Women’s Junior College in Tokyo.