Dave Boyle - Director / Editor / co-Writer SURROGATE VALENTINE
"I met Goh Nakamura for the first time at a bar. He ordered a beer, I ordered a chocolate cake. He still makes fun of me for that. We traded lots of funny stories about life on the road -- him as a musician, me as filmmaker -- and a lot of them found their way into our film, 'Surrogate Valentine'. It's funny, but a little bit sad too. Kind of like Goh's songs. I hope you enjoy it." - Dave
Dave Boyle made his feature film debut in 2006 with the bilingual comedy BIG DREAMS LITTLE TOKYO. Telling the story of wannabe-Japanese businessman Boyd Wilson (played by Boyle) and his sumo wrestler pal, the film won accolades for its deft portrayal of culture in an increasingly global world. Upon release on DVD, the film was hailed by Home Media Magazine as "brazenly original and intelligent."
In 2007, Boyle co-founded Tiger Industry Films with Michael Lerman. Boyle served as Executive Producer on Lerman's 2008 directorial debut (with co-directors Alex and Paul Cannon) "Natural Causes," which premiered at SXSW 2008.
Boyle's second feature WHITE ON RICE was released theatrically in 2009 via Variance Films. Starring Hiroshi Watanabe as a lovestruck recent divorcee, the film was described by the San Francisco Chronicle's Jeff Yang as "a cinematic milestone." The film subsequently premiered in Japan in 2010 to critical acclaim. It is now available to watch on Hulu and Netflix Watch Instantly.