David is an award-winning cinematographer based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He works on a range of narrative, documentary and commercial projects. Most recently, he shot the narrative feature “Peridot” which is the first feature film to have a primarily Apache cast and crew. He also shot and produced an award-winning feature documentary, “Kim Swims”, that is now available on Netflix and other major streaming platforms. David's interest in documentary storytelling has allowed him to shoot across the globe.

Originally a New Yorker, he began making movies in his backyard before studying at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He then earned a Masters degree in Government and spent the next several years budgeting billions for the White House and managing massive technology projects for the City of New York. He eventually made his way back to his true passion of visual storytelling.

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Peridot  feature.  2019. dir: Christian Rozier
Plantasm  short.  2019. dir: Dylon Peven
The Adjunct  short.  2019. dir: Paula Sozzi Saslow
White Collar Lie  short.  2019. dir: Rajesh al-Rashed
The Ashes  short.  2018. dir: Huang Vu
War Paint  short.  2018. dir: Lindsay Roebuck
Off to Care  short.  2018. dir: Ariel Ajimura
Pencraft  short.  2018. dir: Evan LaMagna
// Best Cinematography 48 Hour Film Festival


Higher 15  feature.  2020. dir: Ameha Molla
Kim Swims  feature.  2017. dir: Kate Webber
// Audience Favorite - Mill Valley Film Festival
// Audience Award - Portland Film Festival
// Golden Gate Award - International Ocean Film Festival
The Larger Net  short.  2016. dir: Kate Webber & David Orr
// Audience Choice Fusion Film Festival


Nintendo “Ring Fit Adventure”. commercial. 2019
“Anodea Judith”.  branded. 2019
Mountain Dew “Golden State Warriors”.  branded. 2018
Comcast “Sacramento”.  branded. 2018
DC Design “Design the Future”.  branded. 2018
Kite Hill “Spread Good Food”.  branded. 2018 
Facebook “Policymakers”.  case study. 2017
USAA “Tubbs Fire”.  case study. 2017

EDITORIAL + MEDIA (selected)

PBS various. 2019
Washington Post
various.  2018
BBC various.  2018
ABC News “20/20: The Good Doctors” (segment). 2017