David Markey has sustained a truly independent career in the shadow of Hollywood and against the backdrop of corporate America for over three decades. He directed music videos for artists like Sonic Youth, Meat Puppets, Mudhoney, and The Black Lips. His feature films include the Los Angeles Punk Super-8 cult classics The Slog Movie (1982), Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984), and the sequel Lovedolls Superstar (1986). These independent films found an underground audience, and set the path for 1991: The Year Punk Broke (1992) featuring Sonic Youth, Nirvana, & The Ramones. His non music related work includes the 2008 international film festival documentary favorite, The Reinactors. He had also worked with Dinosaur Jr. on "Bug: Live At The 9:30" and a documentary on Los Angeles' Circle Jerks in "My Career As A Jerk" (both in 2012).