UNSCRIPTED REALITY TV
Big personalities, high tension and enormous risk. These are the situations that demand not only a big voice, but a fearless style. Dave is a seasoned documentary narrator, and he has also been working on some of TV’s most gripping unscripted reality programming for over a decade.
He’s been telling your favourite stories for over twenty five years. His signature style is unmistakable.
With a versatile range, powerful tone and a natural instinct for the dramatic, Dave has become a go-to narrator for high-stakes unscripted reality programming. It’s his thing. How did that happen? Just like this. He can roll with the punches and let his sense of humor shine through. He can skillfully interpret the nuance of a serious and challenging situation. A good narrator will have you feeling like they’re watching the action with you, sitting beside you in front of the TV. But a great narrator will bring you inside that TV instead, where the story is. Whether you’re on a mountain pass or stranded on the highway, Dave has you right there beside him. You’re in the center of the action.
His approach is compelling, bold and engaging… and Dave knows how to keep audiences coming back for more.
Discovery Canada’s Number 1 Unscripted Reality Show for a Decade.
A 50 thousand pound tractor-trailer falls 200 feet down an embankment. It lands, flipped over on its side, in a glacial river. A rescue team arrives in the dark winter night.
What voice do you hear in your head telling that story?
Dave delivers an edge-of-your-seat performance with each new episode. A veteran narrator in the unscripted reality genre, he’s one of Discovery Channel’s most recognizable voices with Highway, its central Canada spin-off Heavy Rescue 401…and the all-new MUD MOUNTAIN HAULERS.
NEIL THOMAS – GREAT PACIFIC MEDIA
Neil Thomas of Great Pacific Media was driving the Coquihalla Highway through BC’s Rocky Mountains when he came across the crew from Jamie Davis Towing. He marvelled at the skill and courage those guys had when it came to clearing a wreck off the main transport route from the coast to the rest of Canada. He thought, “This might make a good unscripted reality show.” A couple meetings later and the highest rated Discovery Canada show of the decade was born.
Don’t let the giant Discovery voice fool you…Dave is one of the most diverse voice talents I’ve ever worked with. Amazing to direct – he takes the most subtle note and ‘nails it.
Cheers my friend!
It’s about telling a story. Plain and simple.
The greatest storytellers are those who have the ability to connect with an audience by paying attention to the subtle details that make each story unique. By definition, to document is to capture a moment in time. And to accomplish that most effectively, a documentary narrator needs to truly understand the moment at the heart of the story. Dave’s gift for capturing that moment has made him a sought-after narrator across genres…and his ability to do it quickly and efficiently keeps his clients coming back.
Dave is often the guy to tell the big and intense stories, but you can trust his instincts to bring a gentle warmth too. His work for Disney’s blu-ray extras on Oz the Great and Powerful and Frozen showcase that magical feel only the mouseketeers can bring. His rugged, no-nonsense style is perfect for sports programs like Quest for the Cup and Too Many Miracles. If a classic documentary style is what’s needed, like in Waterworld of the Komodo, he can become a compelling narrator defined by curiosity and candor.
His natural strength is in Unscripted Reality shows, but Dave is both a daredevil and a shapeshifter. And he really loves the power of a good story.
JESSICA ARCELLES – EMC WEST
When a client calls and says the word “Disney”, you set down your maragarita and listen very carefully. I was so thankful to hear from Jessica at EMC West. Her team has a reputation for producing wonderfully creative stories. To simply be considered for the narration for the blu-ray extras for Oz and Frozen was an honour.
Dave is very professional and great to work with. But most of all he is a kind and nice person to work with, which makes all the difference.
Let’s be honest. There isn’t a greater compliment in the world than being called “Kind”.