David left New York City for Austin, TX over a decade ago to pursue an MFA in film from The University of Texas. Since receiving his degree, David has been an Austin-based producer and director of feature films and commercials. Perhaps you recognize him from the MTV show The Real World: Austin as a filmmaking teacher to the cast, but he hopes that you don't.

 

After graduating from the University of Texas' MFA program, David became the editor of a 17-episode series for PBS, SPECIAL SESSION, which covered the Texas Legislature. David then went on to produce and direct  ALONG CAME KINKY: TEXAS JEWBOY FOR GOVERNOR, a feature-lenght documentary chronicling Kinky Friedman's 2006 gubernatorial campaign which premiered at SXSW 2009. David has since produced  THE HAPPY POET, a feature comedy that had its international premiere at the 67th Venice Film Festival.   Most recently he was Co-Producer on Heather Courtney's feature documentary, WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM, a 2010 SXSW premiere.  WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM is currently on the festival circuit, playing venues such as the Los Angeles Film Festival and Silverdocs.  It is scheduled for a November 2011 air-date on POV. 

David is also a lecturer in documentary filmmaking at The University of Texas at Austin where he has been teaching since 2006.