David Martyn Conley
David Martyn Conley
Actor, Writer and Director
David Martyn Conley is an Actor, Writer and Director known for Father’s Day (2018), Raising Izzie (2012) and D.N.R. (2010).
David Martyn Conley is a tenured Writer, Director, and Actor. He has been acting since the age of 5 years old, writing since the age of 9 years old and directing stage and screen actors for over 20 years. While attending Lincoln University, Conley, David started Munirah Theatre Group consisting of other college performers.
Later Conley started Munirah Mediaworks Inc. where he wrote produced, directed and performed in several independent films including, Confession, Tapestry of Shadows, and D.N.R.. Won several festival awards for Tapestry of Shadows and D.N.R. including Best Drama and Best Ensemble Acting for Tapestry of Shadows. D.N.R. has won awards for Best Dramatic Short, Best Actress (Sharon Morris, The Blindside), Best Director (Conley) from The St. Louis Film Critics Association, and Best Short at The Bronze Lens Film Festival. Written several feature and episodic screenplays. Raising Izzie, starring Rockmond Dunbar, premiered as the Finale Film for the 2012 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Miami Florida. It was also gmc television network’s biggest world premiere ever.
Major Work in the Public Way
Writing, Acting & Directing
Moving screenplays for film/television production and distribution.
2018- Writer- Father’s Day, Munirah Entertainment
2018- Writer- Wages of Sin, One Pass Away Inc. Client
2016- Writer- The Summer, Marland Lowe, Client
2016- Writer- Tradition, One Pass Away Inc. Client
2016- Writer- Ritual, Amanda Oz, Client
2015- Writer- Dunbar 66, Kenneth Ferguson, Client
2014- Writer- Motherland, Yaw Darkwa, Client
2014- Writer- Desire, Sherrod Rutlage, Client
2013- Polish- In The Meantime, Bobbcat Films/gmc Television Network
2013- Writer- One Door Closes…, Bobbcat Films
2011- Writer- Raising Izzie, Uptv Television Network
2001- Present Screenwriter/Creative Director Munirah Entertainment
2013 Raising Izzie is nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini Series or Dramatic Special
2013 Raising Izzie is nominated for 5 Black Reel Awards including Best Television Movie and Best Screenplay.
2013 Raising Izzie is nominated for 3 Movieguide Awards including the Epiphany Award for Best Television Program.
2012 Raising Izzie debuts on gmc Television Network. -It is the biggest world premiere in the network’s history.
2011 GMC Faith and Family Friendly Screenplay Contest GMC Television Network -Winner: Raising Izzie
2010 Bronze Lens Film Festival Atlanta Georgia -Winner Best Short Screenplay: D.N.R.
2010 St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase St. Louis Missouri -Winner Best Short Screenplay: D.N.R.
2006 St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase St. Louis Missouri -Runner up for Best Drama: Tapestry of Shadows
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“Father’s Day” helps us see how one or more emotionally seismic events can drastically disrupt our mental stability. If we are not careful to monitor and manage our emotional and mental fitness, these events can cause us to make choices with dire consequences. This film, and it’s subsequent content, are examples of how we can move issues like mental health out in the public way and inspire the kinds of conversations we need to make a difference that impacts us all.
The problem with public problems is that they do not really feel “public” until there is a tragedy or disaster. It is not that “We the Public” are unaware that something is wrong; we are just not intimately connected with the struggles waged by those living inside the problem.