David’s films have found audiences across the globe. In 2005, he was awarded ‘Best Documentary’ from Film Victoria (High Infidelity) and ‘Most Outstanding Graduate Diploma Student’ (Victorian College of the Arts). His 2009 film, Blowback, premiered at the Sydney Underground Film Festival and won ‘Best Political Film’. In 2007, David worked as a Director’s Attachment on Baz Lurhmann’s Australia, and in 2011 he won ‘Best Indigenous Resource’ at the ATOM awards for Anija, a 48-minute narrative film devised in remote Indigenous Australia (using the local Anindilyakwa language). In 2014/15, David worked with a remote village in Sri Lanka to devise a major narrative film project about the devastating effects locally made moonshine has on villagers. His next film, Slingshot, won 27 awards including ‘Best Australian Short Film’ (Academy Accredited®) at Flickerfest, and major awards at StKilda Film Festival, Freshflix, AFI, Mudgee International Film Festival, Port Shorts, The Short List and Shorts That Are Not Pants. Slingshot also screened at the BFI London Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, ABC, Raindance where it was nominated for a ‘Special Jury Prize’. David also won an AWGIE for his screenplay for Slingshot.