The co-founder of Habit Forming Films, LLC., an independent multimedia production company, David Accampo has pursued his creative vision as a writer, director, producer, and designer—creating and telling stories in a variety of media. He has won awards and garnered critical acclaim for his films and audio productions. He also currently acts as the Marketing Communications Manager at DataFlux Corporation, for whom he designs and develops marketing materials and campaigns for print, web, and video.
David’s first comic book, Sparrow & Crowe: The Demoniac of Los Angeles, co-written by Jeremy Rogers with art by Jared Souza, is currently being published by Hermes Press. They also collaborated on the Sparrow & Crowe Halloween Special Digital Exclusive, published by Hermes Press through ComiXology. David is developing the graphic novel, Vostok, with Jeremy Rogers and artist Chris Anderson.
David was born and raised in Northern California and studied English and Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. His first short story, “Apartment House Blues,” was published in the literary magazine, Transfer, in 1998. After completing his degree, David moved to Los Angeles, and enjoyed career success in a variety of roles—always making the most of his creative endeavors.
At Tribe Studios, David produced the satirical Hollywood commentary, “The Barbed Wire,” as well as the LOAD Media News. During this period, he teamed with frequent collaborator Jeremy Rogers to develop several screenplays, which have garnered praise from industry sources. Their science fiction thriller, “The Maitland Exhibit” was touted by Voice Over magazine as “one of the great unproduced screenplays.” Their schizophrenic murder mystery, “Cacophony,” achieved Finalist status in the 2003 Project: Greenlight competition.
In 2005, David founded Habit Forming Films with Jeremy Rogers, Mary Alexandra Stiefvater, Kathryn Stiefvater, Nick Harris, and Christa Nahhas. Under this banner, David and Jeremy wrote,directed, and produced three films. Their debut film, “Bad Habits,” won a Remi award at the 2006 Houston Worldfest Film Festival and a Best Actor award at the 2007 Sacramento International Film Festival. Their second film, “The Long Road,” premiered at the 2007 FAIF Film Festival in Hollywood, CA and won an award for Best Editing. Their third film, “The Hollywood Informant,” was produced in association with The Geeworld Studios and was distributed via the Geeworld film website.
In 2007, David developed Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery, a full-cast audio drama that has been hailed as “a darkly delicious throwback to classic radio theater that’s as clever as it is creepy” by Eureka co-creator Andrew Cosby and “a tasty vacation spot… if you like eating human flesh, that is” by bestselling author Scott Sigler. Wormwood swept the 2007 Uni Awards, hosted by The Sonic Society, winning every category in which it was entered. The series recently wrapped its third and final season. All 97 episodes are available on iTunes.
In addition to his 2012 comics publishing plans, David is continues to develop creative projects in a variety of media for Habit Forming Films. His fiction has been recently published on Mulholland Books’ “Popcorn Fiction” site and in the e-zine, GROK. He can be heard on Fuzzy Typewriter with Paul Montgomery—a podcast featuring commentary on art, artists, stories and storytellers. The two have recently teamed with other creative professionals to launch The Deceptionists, a podcast dedicated to the craft and process of writing.