Shining a spotlight on Aylesbury’s thriving film-making community

Aylesbury resident and film-maker David Pustansky
Aylesbury resident and film-maker David Pustansky

There is a thriving performing arts and film-making community in Aylesbury according to a man who is aiming to shine a spotlight on it.

David Pustansky, who has lived in Aylesbury for over 20 years, has worked as an actor, presenter, director and writer during a varied career.

He is now aiming to use his expertise in these fields in his latest project entitled ‘Lights Camera Aylesbury’.

During this project he will be creating six short films and a documentary about the performing arts and film-making community in Aylesbury.

David said: “I have received some funding from Aylesbury Town Council and the Aylesbury Vale Arts Council to run a programme to support the development of the performing arts here.

“We are aiming to get as many groups involved as possible in this project which will act as a great means of networking and connecting the performing arts community.”

David, 28, who lives in Southcourt always knew he wanted to pursue a career within the arts.

He studied drama and media at Aylesbury College.

Career highs include singing as part of a crowd on a film starring Judi Dench, a role which he was given after undertaking auditions at Southcourt Community Centre.

He also produced a short comedy film based on BBC TV series Red Dwarf, which went on to feature on the DVD release of the seventh series of the sitcom.

David has also starred in a version of the pantomime Cinderella, covered various entertainment events for and written, directed and starred in the feature film ‘Awoken.’

He is now turning his attention towards showcasing the performing arts community within the town, and he said there are many ways that people can get involved.

He said: “I am currently casting actors and crew for the project and I am also looking to interview representatives of local performing arts groups to raise awareness of the activities they are doing.”

Full details on the project are available at or to get involved e-mail David directly at