David Chester is an American screenwriter and prize-winning short filmmaker based in Tokyo. His genre is female-driven dramas about dysfunctional families. To date, he has written six commissioned features, four produced, two currently on Amazon Prime. His original screenplays have been multi-finalists in U.S. screenwriting competitions, and his short film “The Lesson” won the Tokyo Rainbow Reel “Grand Prix” and the Torino GLBT Film Festival “Best Short Film.” David’s writing has benefitted greatly from participation in Roadmap Writers’ Top Tier group and mentoring by writer/producer Ellen Sandler (“Everybody Loves Raymond”). When David isn’t obsessing over the seven volumes of “Mad Men” scripts, you can find him hunched over his desk writing a screenplay or teleplay (or, more likely, rewriting them).