Alki David was born in 1968 in Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa, His family owned a Greek shipping and trading company. He attended the Stowe School in the UK as well as Le Rosey in Switzerland. He entered London’s prestigious Royal College of Art and graduated from the film program.
Alki was never quite sure what he wanted to do as a young man. His employment history includes such jobs as a laboratory analyst for Coca-Cola, a fish-farm laborer, a commodities broker on world markets, a water skiing instructor, advertising salesman, scuba instructor, radio jock and a brief stint in the British Army.
Although his past was uncertain, presently, he is number 47 on the Sunday Times Rich List with an estimated fortune of over ?1.5 billion. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, he ventured into movie production, which led him to Beverly Hills California in the United States.
In 1991, he moved to California, where he founded and operated a post-production facility called Beverly Hills Video Group. For the following seven years, he operated his studio, most likely this is where he made the majority of his early contacts in the business that would later prove to be profitable in his acting and directing career.
At 27 years old, Alki founded the non-profit BIOS organization to conserve, protect and educate on marine conservation around the Greek Isles. BIOS also sponsors an annual free-diving event held at David’s Greek-island home of Spetses.
In 1998, he sold his Beverly Hills Video Group and returned to his London home. In London, he entered a joint venture with Duncan Heath, chairman of ICM Europe. The joint venture included a television production company and the now-famous modeling Agency, ICM Models.
In 2004, Alki returned to acting in TNT’s hit mini-series, The Grid. He also is an accomplished writer and producer, having to his credit The Freediver and Fishtales. He has produced a series of mini videos on ‘youtube’ promoting a reality show, called ‘Killing the Cheeky Girls’ and prank videos he calls “Road to Hell’.
Alki partnered with veteran film producer Elliot Kastner in 2006 to form 111 Pictures LTD in the UK. His independent production and international sales company to produce and market films. His most recent film, Fishtales, stars Kelly Brook and Billy Zane. Alki co-wrote, directed and starred in this family comedy-fantasy. Some filming took place on the Greek Island of Spetses where Alki has a home. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007 and released in theaters that August in the UK, USA and Canada.
Today, Alki David operates and manages a media company, which he founded, Full On Entertainment. Full On has film and television production companies in Los Angeles and London, in addition, owns a recording label Rock label, which he distributes through Universal Music UK, a modeling agency and Internet content development. His most recent project is FilmOn.com, a video-on-demand website that netted more than £7 million in profits in 2008, its first year of operation.