David’s award-winning approach to filmmaking encompasses comedy and drama executed with smart, subtle performances done with a cinematic sensibility. While David lives in New York, he works with top agencies, brands, and high-profile celebrities & athletes across the globe.
David grew up in Rochester, New York, and his start in filmmaking began non-traditionally working in the 35mm film labs at Kodak during his college summer breaks. After graduating Syracuse University Cum Laude he went into advertising in New York City. Once there, it didn’t take long for David’s career to take off. A few years after graduation, David co-created the famous Snickers “Not going anywhere for a while” campaign. Which won acclaim both domestically and internationally. He followed that with numerous award-winning ads for Nike, FedEx, Visa and E-Trade, among others. David’s E-Trade “Monkey” commercial is still often listed as one of the best Superbowl Ads of all time.
After his successes on the agency side of the business, David got back to his roots in filmmaking and started directing commercially with Hungry Man Productions where he quickly established himself as one of the commercial world’s top talents. Just after making his directorial debut, David was nominated for the prestigious DGA Commercial Director of the Year award, which is bestowed upon the industry’s Top 5 directors each year.
In addition to the DGA nomination, he received multiple honors from Cannes, D&AD, One Show, AICP, CLIOS, London International Awards and Communication Arts, among others, and most recently won a Lion in Cannes for a humorous Cialis campaign.
David is represented by Skunk in the United States, Outsider in London, Carnibird in Paris, Cobblestone in Germany and Sequoia in Canada. For Film and TV he is represented by Verve Talent in Los Angeles and managed by Smart Entertainment in Beverly Hills.