[david gelb]  

David has directed fiction and non-fiction alike, including the critically acclaimed documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a film that blended breathtaking cinematography and an incisive understanding of Japanese culture into a profound and beautiful meditation on work, family and “the art of perfection.” Jiro Dreams of Sushi premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, was a breakout box-office success, and remains consistently popular on Netflix. David’s next film took him on another creative path, his narrative feature debut, The Lazarus Effect, starring Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass. Returning to nonfiction, David had two new documentary projects premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this year. A Faster Horse, about the iconic Ford Mustang, documents the auto’s fifty-year history and the challenge of creating the next generation of a revered American symbol. Chef’s Table is a Netflix exclusive documentary series featuring six of the worlds’ most renowned culinary talents. Like Jiro, each film is character-driven where we learn about the lives and passions of each chef and what drives their creativity. On the commercial side, David is also drawn to character-driven projects with strong visual appeal. Among others, his work includes spots and documentary shorts for Bank of America, Google, Humira and Memorial Sloan Kettering.