David has worked extensively as a researcher, director, writer, editor, cinematographer and media lecturer. His works have screened across the globe on television and in film festivals in Australia, Spain, Denmark, Canada and the USA. In 2005, he was awarded Best Documentary from Film Victoria (High Infidelity). In 2009, Blowback, premiered at the Sydney Underground Film Festival and was awarded Best Political Film. In 2010, David was named a finalist in the ATOM awards and the National Drug and Alcohol Awards for his work in North East Arnhem Land. In 2011 he won ‘Best Indigenous Resource’ at the prestigious ATOM awards.