David grew up in Rochester, NY, where his filmmaking began non-traditionally working in the 35mm film labs at Kodak during his college summer breaks.

After graduating from Syracuse University David went into advertising in NYC where he not long after co-created the famous Snickers “Not Going Anywhere For A While” which won acclaim both domestically and globally. He continued in advertising, working with Nike, FedEx, and Visa. His E-Trade commercial is still hailed as one of the best SuperBowl ads of all time. He was nominated for the prestigious DGA Commercial Director of the Year based on the strength of his Tribeca Film Festival Spots.

David has since received multiple honors from, Cannes Lions, D& AD, One Show, AICP, Clios, LIA and Communication Arts amongst others.