David Hinton is a celebrated British film director who has twice won BAFTA awards for his documentaries. His dance films have also won many awards, including a Prix Italia, an Emmy and the IMZ Dance Screen Award. He worked for ten years on the ITV arts programme The South Bank Show, where he made documentaries about artists of all kinds, including painter Francis Bacon, film-maker Bernardo Bertolucci, writer Alan Bennett, and rock and roller Little Richard. He has also made films about Dostoyevsky, visual comedy, and the Cultural Revolution in China.
He is well known in the dance world for Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men and Strange Fish, his film versions of stage shows by DV8 Physical Theatre. He has also directed television films with Adventures in Motion Pictures, the Alvin Ailey Company and the Royal Swedish Ballet, and he has collaborated with several choreographers to create original dance works for the screen. He teaches dance film workshops all over the world.