Dave Waters

Creative director

Watermill

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I was born in….
Welwyn Garden City.

I now live in…
Hackney.

But if I could live anywhere, it would be…
Soneva Fushi.

Right now, I’m binge-watching…
Succession and This Is Us.

The last track I listened to was…
Long Hot Summer.

I dream about…
restaurants and pubs mostly.

The app I couldn’t survive without is…
Waze.

Social media is…
how I know my boys are having fun.

When we can travel again, I’ll be heading to…
lunch.

The most important lesson I’ve learned in 2020…
is that I miss people.

The best/worst thing about lockdown was…
time to write.

What the film industry needs is…
to get going again

What I wish I’d known when I was starting my career…
is that filming, animation, model-making are actual jobs not just things other people do.

The best advice I’ve ever been given…
was from Dave Trott.

The film I wish I’d made…
The Godfather. Bladerunner……Pinochio.

My biggest inspiration is…
art.

The person I would canonise is…
probably Ridley Scott.

If I wasn’t quite so overweight ... I’d be…
very happy

My last meal would be…
pasta. I mean it probably will be.

My life philosophy in three words…
have fun probably