Since the world-wide release of his survivalist horror film HERE ALONE in 2017, David’s work as a screenwriter has been hailed as "suspenseful", "emotionally-driven", and "decidedly chilling”.
Working within the thriller, horror, and drama genres, David recently re-envisioned the Japanese video game ROOT LETTER into a hardboiled drama for Akatsuki Entertainment and his southern-soaked thriller BLOOD FOR DUST is presently in development with Witchcraft Motion Picture Company and Short Porch Pictures. His adaptation of GO NOW, a novel by punk-pioneer Richard Hell, is also in development at Crush Pictures.
David’s film accolades include the prestigious 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, the New York Filmmaker Award from the St. Lawrence Film Festival, the Philadelphia Screenplay Festival Grand Prize, and the Bluecat Screenwriting Lab Feature Development Award. His films have earned enthusiastic reviews from The New York Times, The Village Voice, Dreadcentral, and Rue-morgue and have been official selections at dozens of domestic and international film festivals, including the Sitges Festival Internacional De Cinema Fantastic, Traverse City Film Festival, Fright Fest UK, and the Napa Valley Film Festival. His films can be found on major streaming sites such as Tubi, The Roku Channel, Amazon, RedBox, iTunes, Vudu, and other VOD providers around the globe.
In addition to his cinematic work David is crafting a graphic novel with notable comic creator Jordan Hart, has lectured on screenwriting and narrative film for The State University of New York | CCC, and was a panelist for the 2019 NYFA Playwriting/Screenwriting Fellowship Program.
David lives in western New York with his beautiful and supportive wife, Payal, and their cheerful and lovable sons, Kavi and Nilay. He is repped by Michael Klein at Magnolia Entertainment.