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.