I’m an actor, writer, and director with an inspirational podcast.
I live in North County San Diego, because quite frankly, it’s beautiful and I love it here. But I do commute into Los Angeles for auditions, film projects, meetings, visiting friends, and stuff like that. The drive gives me time to catch up on podcasts, jam out to my favorite music, or call up a long-distance friend I haven’t talked to in a while. 🙂
I also love playing tabletop board games with friends, talking about metaphysics and spiritual growth, going on spontaneous cross-country road trip adventures, watching sci-fi/fantasy shows and movies (especially if it includes time travel), comedies, taking long walks on the beach, enjoying candle-lit dinners… wait. Oops, sorry. This isn’t an online dating ad.
Lost track of what I was doing there. Anyway, moving on…
Once, an actor asked me why I made movies. “I want to make people feel good,” I said. To me, there’s too much pain, suffering, and darkness in the world. So through my talents and gifts, I want to inspire and uplift others. I want to create multimedia entertainment that makes people laugh, cry (in a good way), feel more connected, and find hope again in life.
I’m all about inspiring and empowering people to live their dreams. I believe laughter is healing and renewing. And I believe that when one person wins or succeeds, we all benefit.
I started writing, solely for fun, when I was around 14 years old. It was my lifelong dream to make a living as a writer. That dream came true in 2011. But after working from home for a while, I began feeling a little stir crazy and lonely, so I volunteered to be a production assistant on my friends’ low budget films. Eventually they had me fill in for some minor characters here and there, just a line or two. And I was like, “hey, this acting thing’s kinda fun too!”
After that, I dove into acting full-time. And I absolutely, positively fell in love with it. Went on lots of auditions. Got booked on a ton of stuff. Met so many interesting people. Played a wide variety of interesting characters. I had so much fun. And I became eligible to join SAG-AFTRA in just my first 9 months.
Along the way, I also began directing my own short films, which you can watch here. “Being There” was the first film I wrote, directed, and produced — and it became my first award-winning film! More films soon followed. Directing and producing is a whole different skill set, and much more challenging than it looks, but I still love it and look forward to creating more multimedia entertainment projects going forward.
Ever since I was a kid, it was always my dream to “make movies” when I grew up. I didn’t know exactly what that meant. (Write? Act? Direct? Produce? Edit? Something else? Turns out, I do a little of it all!) And I’m so grateful I get to do that today.
You may also be here because of my podcast, The Art of Living. In addition to my creative side, I’m also really into spirituality and personal growth. One day I felt inspired to create a podcast (why not?), and talk about the life lessons I’ve learned, to help inspire and empower other people to follow their own dreams and live a full and meaningful life too.
Thanks for being a fan. I appreciate you being here.
Bonus: More About David
Here’s some videos I found that I feel describe me and what I’m about really well.
#1. I’m an ENFP.