David Lan has won multiple Olivier Awards for his artistic direction of The Young Vic in London and been awarded CBE for his services to theatre. He trained as an actor and a social anthropologist and now uses his vast experience and creativity to write and direct plays not only in the Young Vic but in major theatres across the world.

In this short film David shares his personal creative journey and his views on the importance of the arts.

“The inherent creativity that we have can definitely be encourage, refined, sophisticated and developed if there is a willingness to do that…  It is in our power to take control over the quality of the lives that we lead.”

David Lan is also the Chair of the What Next? movement: a community of creative organisations who are brought together to champion the role of culture in our society.

Director: Emma Baxter /  DoP:  Simon Fairhead / Producer: Natalie Garden