DAVID MICKEY EVANS
David Mickey Evans is a screenwriter, director, and producer. Evans attended Loyola Marymount University and graduated with degrees in film and screenwriting. Directly after college he became Hollywood’s highest paid screenwriter, breaking records with the sale of his first two scripts, Radio Flyer and The Sandlot that sold for over $1 million each. The Sandlot has been hailed as the best baseball movie of all time. It has sold on the order of 15 million DVD’s and together with The Sandlot 2 (which Evans also wrote, directed and narrated -- and which is the most successful direct-to-dvd live-action family film of all time) continually receives significant airtime all over the world.
He is the writer of more than 40 motion pictures and the director of more than 15. His films have entertained an entire generation of movie lovers, and they continue to find an audience with each successive generation of kids and families. Dialogue from his most famous film, The Sandlot, is some of he most often quoted in motion picture history, including the classic lines, “You’re killin’ me, Smalls!” and the unforgettable, “Heroes get remembered, but Legends never die.”
2013: The Kid Who Only Hit Homers, Director, Bink Films
2013: Hemingway’s Hero, Writer/Director/Producer. Independent Production. Currently in pre-production.
2013: Miracle at Palmer Home, Writer/Director. Independent production. Currently in pre-production.
2009 - 2010 Smitty, Writer/Director. TriCoast Worldwide Productions.
2008 – 2009: “131”, Writer/Director. Independent Production.
2007 – 2008: Ace Ventura Jr. Pet Detective, Writer/Director. Morgan Creek Productions, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
2006 – 2007: The Final Season, Writer/Director. Final Season Partners, LLC, (Theatrical: Yari Film Group Releasing, DVD: Sony Home Ent).
2004 – 2005: The Sandlot 2, Writer/Director. David Evans Pictures, 20th Century Fox.
2003 – 2004: Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers, Writer. Walt Disney Pictures, DisneyToon Studios.
2003 – 2004: Wilder Days, Director. Magna Global Entertainment, TNT Productions. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379025/
2002 – 2003: After School Special (aka: National Lampoon’s Barely Legal), Director. Original Voices Productions, (Theatrical: International Pictures West, DVD: Sony Home Ent).
2001 – 2002: Beethoven’s 4th, Writer/Director. Universal Pictures.
2000 – 2001: Beethoven’s 3rd, Writer/Director. Universal Pictures.
1995 – 1996: First Kid, Director. Caravan Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures.
1995 – 1996: ED, Writer. Universal Pictures, Longview Entertainment.
1992 – 1993: The Sandlot, Writer/Director. Island World, 20th Century Fox.
1991 – 1992: Radio Flyer, Writer/Producer. Stonebridge Ent, Columbia Pictures.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS:
2012: Smitty, The Houston Film Critics Society, 2012 Worldfest Critics Choice Award, Best Young Actor, Brandon Tyler Russell.
2006: The Sandlot 2, DVD Exclusive Awards (DVDX), Won: James Earl Jones, Best Supporting Actor (in a DVD premiere movie).
2005: Mickey, Donald & Goofy, The Three Musketeers, Annie Awards, Nominated: Best Home Entertainment Production, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production. DVD Exclusive Awards (DVDX Award), Won: Best original Song (in a DVD Premiere Movie), Nominated: Best Screenplay (of a DVD Premiere Movie), David Mickey Evans.
2004: Wilder Days, WGA Award (TV) Original Long Form, Nominated: Jeff Stockwell, Young Artist Award, (formerly Youth In Film Award) Nominated: David Mickey Evans, Best Family Television or Special, Nominated: Josh Hutcherson, Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actor.
2001: Beethoven’s 4th, DVD Exclusive Awards, Nominated: Video Premiere Award.
2000: Beethoven’s 3rd, DVD Exclusive Awards, Nominated: Video Premiere Award, Best Live Action Video Premiere.
1997: First Kid, Young Artist Award (formerly Youth In Film Award) Nominated: Erin Williby, Best Performance in a Feature Film, Best Supporting Actress
1994: The Sandlot, Young Artist Award (formerly Youth In Film Award) Won: Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Motion Picture.
1993: Radio Flyer, Young Artist Award (formerly Youth In Film Award) Won: Elijah Wood Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture, Nominated: Joseph Mazzello Best Actor Under Ten Years Old, Nominated: Best Family Film.
PROJECTS Currently IN DEVELOPMENT:
Glastonbury, Isle of Light, Writer/Director, original script
Miracle at Palmer Home, Writer/Director, original script
Hemingway’s Hero, Writer/Director/Producer, original script, Peter Fonda attached to star.
The Odyssey of Edward Morrell, Writer/Director, the true story of Edward Morrell, the first and last man in the United States ever sentenced to Life in solitary confinement with no possibility of parole.
The Haole Substitute, Writer/Director, based on The Haole Substitute (book by Walt Novak), true story of a “haole” (Caucasian) substitute high school teacher struggling in the poorest, most disenfranchised school system in the United States – the Hawaiian State School System.
Peter, Writer/Director, original script (Double Nickel Entertainment).
Pray For the Retriever, Writer/Director, original script.
DGA (Director’s Guild of America) – member since 1989
WGA (Writer’s Guild of America) – member since 1989
SAG (Screen Actor’s Guild) – member since 2004
Digital Cinema Society
Twitter: David Mickey Evans@DMESandlot