David Mickey Evans

Screenwriter, Executive producer, Director
Virtually unknown screenwriter of low-budget films ("Open House" and "Terminal Entry" both 1987) whose screenplay for "Radio Flyer", a drama about child abuse, created a bidding war among Hollywood studios before ... Read more »
Born: 10/19/1962 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Director (9)

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Tree House 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Final Season 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

National Lampoon's Barely Legal 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

The Sandlot 2: Son of the Beast 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

BEETHOVEN'S 3rd 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

First Kid 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

The Sandlot 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Wilder Days (TV Show)

Director
Writer (6)

The Sandlot 2: Son of the Beast 2004 (Movie)

(from Characters) (Source Material)

The Sandlot 2: Son of the Beast 2004 (Movie)

(Writer)

Ed 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Sandlot 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Radio Flyer 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Open House 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Radio Flyer 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Virtually unknown screenwriter of low-budget films ("Open House" and "Terminal Entry" both 1987) whose screenplay for "Radio Flyer", a drama about child abuse, created a bidding war among Hollywood studios before Michael Douglas' Stonebridge Entertainment and Columbia Pictures purchased the hot property in 1989 for an estimated $1. 1 million. As part of the sale, Evans was to make his debut directing the film as well, but early in production was replaced by veteran action/adventure director Richard Donner and his producer-wife Lauren Shuler-Donner who replaced the initial cast and after test screenings added a more upbeat ending, resulting in what was dubbed an innately noncommercial "expensive flop" and the "first feel-good movie about child abuse." Evans was executive producer of the film. He made his belated directorial debut with "The Sandlot" (1993), a nostalgic tale of childhood and baseball.

EDUCATION

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles , California

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2007

Directed "The Final Season," about the fabled Norway, Iowa baseball team, which won an astonishing 20 state championships

2005

Helmed the direct to video "The Sandlot 2"

2003

Helmed the adult-themed, "After School Special"

1996

Helmed the comedy "Ed," starring Matt LeBlanc

1996

Directed the Disney feature "First Kid" starring Sinbad

1993

Feature directorial debut, "The Sandlot"

1992

Executive produced "Radio Flyer"

1989

Was paid an estimated $1.1 million for both his screenplay for "Radio Flyer" and the chance to direct it; production shut down in June 1989 after 10 days of shooting; Michael Douglas replaced Evans with veteran director Richard Donner

1987

First screenplays filmed "Open House" and "Terminal Entry"

Worked way through college as a bartender, security guard and phone installer

Wrote first script about South African leader Steven Biko during his first year in college

Began writing fiction as a young boy

Had worked on over 20 scripts, doing rewrites and development

Bonus Trivia

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Evans is partnered with Dale R. de la Torre in the development of several new projects.

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He won the Jack Haley Award in 1983 for best student film.

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Evans also won the Sam Arkoff Award as co-writer of best screenplay in a student competition.

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