David Easteal is a Melbourne based filmmaker. He studied law and literature at the University of Melbourne, and currently practises as a barrister at the Victorian Bar.

His short films have screened at various international film festivals, including New York, London, Melbourne, Chicago, Kiev, Sofia and Singapore. He received the Award for Emerging Australian Filmmaker at the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival.

He is currently in post-production on his first feature-length film project, The Plains. The film received the Films en Cours post-production support prize at the Belfort Entrevues Film Festival 2019.