Dave began his career at a young age in Northern California. His early professional credits include performing at the Gaslighter Theater, Comedy Sportz, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Angels in the Outfield, Cornuts National Commercial, and other national commercials… To compete for larger roles, he moved to Los Angeles where he appeared in Smash TV, Street Smartz, Senseless, Dirt Merchant and on HBO as body double to Luke Perry in Indiscreet. Dave soon began creating his own opportunities by forming the sketch comedy group Click This! where he took up producing and directing in addition to refining his craft, Dave took pitch meetings regarding the show with executive producers at MTV and at VH1. Click This! has won Best Comedy Short at Angel City Film Festival and Hollywood Underground Film Festival and Best New Show on Pasadena Cable Access.
Looking for a new challenge, Dave (a horror movie buff) was very excited at the opportunity to produce, direct, and act for Bit Parts. “It was incredibly hard but now I truly understand the phrase ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times!!’ , says Dave.. ( BIT PARTS is available at Amazon, Netflix, & many other online locals)
Early 2010, Dave decided to try his hand at writing and wrote/directed/starred/produced the critically acclaimed, award winning, horror comedy short film/music video Horror of Our Love: a short film featuring the song by the same name by the band LUDO. “Cant thank LUDO enough for all their inspiration and support for the film, they are the best!!!”, says Dave (A Horror of Our Love: A Short Film went on to win 8 out of the 11 fests it competed in…quite an amazing run…The short is now available on YOUTUBE for YOU to see!! )
Dave has teamed up with horror novelist Fred Wiehe for the new feature horror film script FRIGHT HOUSE. Dave also teamed up with writer Craig Mcgee on the feature horror script Unholy Ground…These full feature scripts looking for the right financing and are dying to be filmed and out to you!!
2011 Dave has written/directed/produced/ and starred in MY UNDEADLY a NEW zombie horror film, starring lovely and talented Scream Queen Michelle Tomlinson !! This fresh take on the moldy zombie film took a huge bite out of the fests, winning 6 of the 11 festivals it attended across the world….
2012 Dave Reda along with awesome writer Craig McGee wrote the feature film SHADOW. This feature horror film is in the works along with short film LOVE POTION #8, written by Dave Reda with killer horror writer Jon Rosenberg…….
2013-2017 Dave Reda directed and scripted many projects including the music video GET BIT OR GET ATE, starring Wyzae Crankfield, & Captain Howdy herself Eilein Dietz. Dave wrote and directed YouTube videos and even featured his poetry skills with such titles as, THIS, THAT, THOSE, NO SPARK, DARK QUEEN, & NO SPARK! Dave also shot his latest short film ROTTING LOVE, starring the lovely BROOKE LEWIS, & is preparing it for another top notch festival run!
2018 Dave Reda finishes the killer short film ROTTING LOVE, staring the always amazing BROOKE LEWIS. Dave is VERY excited to announce ROTTING LOVE is an official selection to DANCES WITH FILMS 2018, & will finally hit a bucket list moment.. ” I have always wanted a film of mine to play on the BIG SCREEN at the Chinese Theater…amazing!” ROTTING LOVE & Dave will get their chance June 15th at 11:45 pm as part of the DANCES WITH FILMS Midnight Shorts Block #2!
We are also very excited to announce ROTTING LOVE will be appearing July 13th in Oakland California, as part of the BRAINWASH FILM FESTIVAL… The only drive-in film festival I know of, this should be awesome… Stay tuned for more killer stuff from your pal Zombie Dave!!! Grrrr!!!