David Bates

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Location Cache Valley, Utah, United States
Introduction I am an English and art teacher, and a writer and lyricist whose works include screenplays, a huge musical(www.prometheusthemusical.blogspot.com), tv scripts, magazine features and children’s stories. I hold degrees in American Studies and Humanities from Brigham Young University and have completed coursework at UCLA and The American Film Institute. I’ve lived and taught abroad in Europe and Asia. I have also taught in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, San Diego and Utah. As for careers I’ve had a few and will likely have a few more. Other stuff: Ray Bradbury once sent me a hand written congratulations. I starred as Lenny in Neil Simon’s Rumors. Selma Hayek once placed her hand on my back and said in her oh-so-sultry-accent,“Why are you not in my film?” then led me to the middle of a scene that eventually premiered at Sundance. I’ve lived on four islands. I now live in an old Prairie Gothic church and office in the bell tower. My wife runs a fabulous purse company (www.justbeonline.com) and runs marathons as well. We have five children: girl, boy, girl, boy, girl and the youngest has seven names. We share our home with a Great Dane/St. Bernard (Thor), too many cats and a flock of pigeons.
Favorite Movies Good Will Hunting, The Commitments, Mosquito Coast, Moulin Rouge, The Razor's Edge, Dead Poets' Society, Much Ado About Nothing, Happy Texas, Raising Arizona, Chocolat, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Original), Nostalghia, Unbreakable, Henry V
Favorite Music U2, Bob Dylan, Shawn Mullins, Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band, Paul Potts, Edwin McCain, Seth Samules, The Commitments, Prometheus the Musical, Tim Wray, Joe Cocker, Louis Armstrong, Goo Goo Dolls, Don McLean
Favorite Books As a Man Thinketh, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintanance, Desert Solitaire, Leaves of Grass, Brothers K, Rope Burns, A River Runs Through It, Moby Dick, Dandelion Wine, Black Elk Speaks, Enders Game, Einstein's Dreams, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Go Dog Go, The River Why, If You Lived In My Town I'd Know Your Name, The Complete Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Anderson, Merriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary, The Bible, Blink, The Elements of Style, The Genie in the Teapot, The Journey is the Destination