David Winning (born May 8, 1961) is a Canadian-born and U.S. dual citizen film and television director, screenwriter, producer, editor, and occasional actor, who primarily focuses on science fiction and drama.
Winning was born in Calgary, Alberta. He became a dual citizen of the US and Canada in 2003 and lives in Los Angeles. He was making films at age ten with a Super 8 camera in Calgary. In 1979, he received a Canada Council grant to make his first sixteen millimeter drama Sequence, and expanded the plotline into his first feature film Storm, produced in the summer of 1983 and filmed in Bragg Creek, Alberta. It took four years to complete and was released by Golan-Globus' Cannon Films International and Warner Home Video in 1988. A December 11, 1989 LA Times review called the film “taut, ambitious and darkly comic”.
At 27, he got work as director on the Canadian-produced series Friday the 13th: The Series for Paramount Television and for this received three Gemini Award nominations. His second feature followed in 1992. Entitled Killer Image, the mystery-thriller starred Michael Ironside and M. Emmet Walsh. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s he directed 13 movies and episodes of twenty