David Gordon Green is one of the leading writer/directors of his generation. Raised in Texas, David attended The North Carolina School of the Arts where he studied film. By 23, David had written and directed his first feature film, the critically adored George Washington, which was selected for the prestigious New York Film Festival and won the New York Film Critics’ Prize and went on to win major festival awards internationally. He followed up the success of his first film with All the Real Girls, Undertow and Snow Angels, before making his first major studio feature, the uproariously funny blockbuster Pineapple Express.
In 2013, David premiered his film Prince Avalanche at Sundance and went on to win Best Director at The Berlin Film Festival for the subtle comedy starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. Joe, starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan, premiered later in 2013 at Venice Film Festival. His latest, Manglehorn, starring Al Pacino, premiered at Venice in 2014 and makes its US premiere at SXSW 2015.
David’s commercial career began in earnest when Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Arnold Worldwide/Boston hired him to direct for the “Truth” campaign.
He has gone on to direct for top agencies and clients, including JWT, BBDO, Mother, Y&R, Fallon and Wieden & Kennedy. David directed Chrysler’s renowned Super Bowl XLVI commercial, “It’s Halftime In America,” featuring Clint Eastwood for Wieden + Kennedy. His work with Chrysler and W+K has gone on to earn a Lion at Cannes, and an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Commercial.
Recent commercial work includes Maserati and Nike for Wieden+Kennedy.