David Freid has directed more than 50 cinematic, quirky documentary short films in more than 40 countries. He has contributed to National Geographic, NBC, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and VICE, among others. Freid was the founding director for online content magazine, MEL Films where he further honed his unique approach of capturing humor in surprising places.
His films have appeared on BuzzFeed, Meet the Press, Slate, Washington Post and the Today Show and he has received 10 Vimeo Staff Picks, amassing millions of organic views for his short films like Guns Found Here.
Freid was nominated for an Emmy in 2019, and has had 20 different films included and awarded in festivals around the world, including SXSW, DOC NYC, Tribeca Film Festival and Cannes. He has won an Edward R. Murrow Award for journalism, a Webby, and the International Documentary Association Award for Best Short Film Series, beating out competitors like the New York Times, HBO and VICE.
David is currently in various stages of production and development on TV series and commercials.