A director, actor, writer, producer, and editor, David is the founding member of Soft Cage Films, NFP (www.softcagefilms.com) as well as a company member of the prestigious Trap Door Theatre in Chicago. His previous films include YELLOW (aka City of Lust) distributed by Maxim Media International; “DEATH OF A CYBERSALESMAN, winner of Best Actor and nominee for Best Cinematography at the 2013 Short Bus to Insanity Film Festival; and GRAFFITO, official selection of the 2014 Oracle Theatre Aperture Series Filmmaker Showcase, the 2015 International Film Awards Berlin, and the 2015 TOFF festival where it won Best Feature Film.
He most recently directed the first two installments of the Anthropology Anthology short film series. Pilgrim, the first film in the series, is an Official Selection of the 2016 Prairie State Film Festival and a Semi-Finalist at the 2016 Los Angeles Cinefest. David is in development for three feature film scripts produced through Soft Cage Films.
Apart from his Soft Cage work, David worked as cinematographer and editor for a feature length documentary entitled House of Gods set in Spain about a man who has dedicated his life to living without money and serving others.
David also works as videographer for several local theater companies and produces experimental video installations as well as TV shows.
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