David Aldrin Slade (born 26 September 1968) is a British film director. His works include the films Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Slade is also a director for television, directing episodes for Breaking Bad, Awake, and Hannibal. Before he was a film director, Slade was a director of commercials and music videos.
His first feature film, Hard Candy, was released in 2005 by Lions Gate Entertainment, who purchased the independent movie at the Sundance Film Festival. He went on to direct the vampire movie 30 Days of Night in 2007. Slade directed The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third film in the Twilight film series.
In a Twitter post, Slade listed his favourite films as Performance, Wings of Desire, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and Possession. Slade also attributes Performance as his main inspiration for becoming a film director.