Filmmaker's Bio

The child of a Palestinian mother and American father, David spent the first few years of his life living in East Jerusalem before settling in the United States. David’s first film, “You Better Run,” was a modern re-imagining of a tale of 1001 Nights. David transposed the story to contemporary New Orleans in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina - a tragedy that David had experienced first-hand. The film went on to win "Best Short" and "Filmmaker's Choice" at The San Diego Black Film Festival and screened at numerous other festivals throughout the country.

The following year David was admitted into the USC School of Cinematic Arts where he won the prestigious Jack Nicholson Directing Scholarship. David’s first student film "The Silver Baron" won "Best Silent Film" at The International Student Film Festival and was a finalist in The USA Film Festival International Shorts Competition. In his final year, David was also one of 10 students selected to co-direct a feature produced and starring James Franco.  The resulting film, “Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha” premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. 

An admitted technophile, David chose to embrace his love for new forms of storytelling with his next project, “Going Home.” This virtual reality experience premiered at VR Days Europe and would go on to win “Best Narrative Experience” at the FIVARS Festival of Virtual and Augmented Reality. 

Since 2018, David has been hard at work in development of The Hidden Ones. This ambitious project uses magical realism to explore the global refugee crisis in different forms of storytelling including traditional cinema, augmented reality, and graphic novel.

Apart from narrative, David makes his living creating branded content for the digital space. He has produced and directed spots for a variety of clients including Ford, AT&T, Beats by Dre, Huggies, Marriot, Gibson Pro Audio, Band-Aid, and many more.  

David Beier is a filmmaker and new media artist based in Los Angeles. David has a passion for new forms of storytelling include virtual reality and interactive narratives.