David Zennie is an award winning American filmmaker who has produced and directed over 70 professional productions working on various formats such as 35mm, ARRI ALEXA, and the RED Epic. Currently based out of Dubai, and at just 25 years of age, David is acclaimed to be one of the youngest visionary directors in the region working on productions regionally and abroad in the United States, India, Egypt, Sudan, China, UK, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia.
Since directing his first television commercial for Wrigley's Chewing Gum at the age of 14 and studying at the Savannah College of Art and Design, David has provided his directorial expertise in the areas of television commercial, music video, and corporate film production, working with several leading companies and organizations including international brands such as Ford, Mountain Dew, Chrysler, Lay’s and Braun.
David has directed music videos for many regional and international artists accumulating over 70 million YouTube views for videos featuring Akshay Kumar (India), Kardinal Offishall (Canada), Sandy (Egypt), Karl Wolf (Canada), Foreign Beggars (UK), Joe Ashkar (Lebanon), Imran Khan (UK) and Yo Yo Honey Singh (India) to name a few.
He pioneered a new vision into the Middle East’s entertainment industry, directing many of the regions first Hip Hop music videos dating back to 2008 with several of them topping #1 on MTV Arabia’s International Express Chart. Having crossed over into Arabic music videos David won the award for “Best Director” and “Best Video” at the 2012 Middle East Music Awards and received his 3rd Murex D’or nomination for best Arabic Music Video of the Year for TA3EE by Lebanese singer Joe Ashkar. David was nominated twice previously for the Joseph Attieh music videos Taeb Al Shawk and Mawhoum. The MTV India Award Winning music video Brown Rang by Punjabi singer Yo Yo Honey Singh was also ranked the #1 trending YouTube video in India for 2012 beating out Gangnam Style. Recently David work with Imran Khan for Satisfya was nominated for "Best Music Video" at the 2013 BritAsia Awards.
Currently David is developing his first feature film to be shot on location in India.