Leading Los Angeles and London-based management and production company 42 has signed British director David Slade for management, strengthening its impressive roster. Slade is best known for directing Netflix’s Emmy and BAFTA-award winning Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, the first ever interactive television film. David also joins 42’s commercials offering OB42 for representation in the UK.
Slade’s previous work has received critical acclaim, with his first feature Hard Candy winning the Jury and Audience first prize at the 2005 Sitges Film Festival of Horror, before being acquired by Lionsgate out of Sundance. He also directed Summit’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and 30 Days of Night for Sony. Most recently, Slade served as director on the upcoming MGM/Amazon feature adaptation of the Norman Partridge novel Dark Harvest, which is set to be released in October 2023.
Slade made his start in the industry by directing music videos for artists such as Muse, Stone Temple Pilots, The Killers, Fatboy Slim and Tori Amos. In television, Slade’s credits include “Breaking Bad” for AMC, the pilots for Starz’s “American Gods” and NBC’s “Awake,” the “Black Mirror” episode “Metalhead” for Netflix, and the pilot and two finales of NBC’s “Hannibal”, which he also executive produced.