David teaches screenwriting and film history at the University Of The Arts and Drexel University in Philadelphia. His feature writing-directing debut "Stomping Ground" will wrap post production in September 2015 and has already attracted industry attention.
David specializes in writing screenplays for ultra-low budget films and shorts. Since 2006 he has been hired to write or doctor over 40 feature, short and documentary film screenplays. Features written by him "What Matters Most" and "Used To Love Her" have been produced recently and a documentary, "Bonnie & Clyde: Lovers On The Run" is scheduled for a fall 2015 release.
David's wrote and directed "Interrogation", a short, in 2015. His 1995 short film “The True Meaning Of Cool” won an award from The American Film Institute. “Jumpcuts: An Art Film” was produced in 1996. “The Audition” was shot in NYC in 2009 and screened at the Idyllwild Film Festival in Southern California. in 2011, he produced, directed, shot, edited and wrote "Love, Park." Also in 2011, his screenplay "April, Mae and Joon" was adapted into the film "Sugar Cookie", which will premiere in summer 2012. "Technical Support" was produced in spring 2012 and "Nightcap" was produced in 2014.
David graduated from the film program at Temple University and quickly found work on both indie films and Hollywood features, working his way up the production ladder for a few before deciding to focus on screenwriting and getting his first jobs in the mid-‘90’s.
David is active in the Philadelphia screenwriting community, frequently reading screenplays for The Set In Philadelphia Screenplay Competition and serving on a panelist at various workshops aimed at nurturing new talent. In the past decade, 4 of his students have been finalists for The Set In Philadelphia Screenplay Competition, 2 of them won grand prizes in their respective divisions.
David like to refer to himself in the third person (one of his favorite films is "The Third Man" and tries to start all paragraphs with the word "David"