On this page you can find brief bios about myself and my wonderful co-writers.
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. He has produced and written four short films, including “The Lesson,” winner of the 2013 Tokyo Rainbow Reel Grand Prix and the 2012 Torino GLBT Film Festival Best Short Film. His writing has benefited greatly from Corey Mandell’s screenwriting workshops, mentoring by writer/producer Ellen Sandler (“Everybody Loves Raymond”), and Roadmap Writers’ Top Tier group for film and TV writing. His original screenplays have consistently placed highly in screenwriting competitions, and of his commissioned screenplays (all produced), one is currently on Netflix US, with two others slated for Lifetime. David also has a separate career as a professional songwriter (80 pop songs released in Japan) and has 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. Kimberly graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College concentrating in stage direction for theater, and 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. 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. At present, Kimberly, mother of two, is a popular voice actress regularly heard on Japanese television.
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.