David studied a BA in comparative literature at Goldsmiths College, University of London and an MA in global cinemas and the trans cultural from SOAS, University of London. He founded the innovative film organisation InSight, which was partnered with SOAS, Panasonic, BFI and UCL.
InSight was one of the first organisations to expand the teaching of film and documentary theory and production to incorporate new technologies and global traditions. InSight organised the first digital distribution symposium featuring the BBC and Channel 4, as well as masterclasses with Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Mike Leigh, Terence Davies, Mike Grigsby, Jeremy Thomas, Asif Kapadia, Walter Salles and many more. He splits his time between his academic work and making films.
David is an award-winning filmmaker, and over the last five years he has made a number of documentaries for theatrical and international broadcast including the BBC, Al Jazeera and Sky. One of these films, Gilad and all that Jazz won best documentary at the Utah Film Festival. It was also screened in competition at the Krakow International Film Festival, Poland, and opened the London International Documentary Film Festival. Another film- Boys with Broken Ears won a number of awards around the world, including LA Noor film festival, AMdocs, Palm Springs, Big Sky, Jakarta International Film Festival, LCI Film Festival and more.
David is the course leader for the film production degree. He manages the overall operation of the degree as well as teaching across the degree on many units including mapping your industry, cinematography, sound, documentary and fiction production and many more.