David Krissman’s work as both a director and writer is based on the strong belief that great work starts on the page. Most recently his feature screenplay Black Site 5 was among the top 50 (or 0.6%) of the Academy of Motion Picture’s Nicholl Fellowship. One Academy judge wrote, “There is some wonderful playing with structure here – this writer is extremely talented and not afraid to take chances.” Another judge wrote, “First off, this is a strong writer. S/he has a terrific visual eye, a strong sense of pacing and a really good knack for quickly getting to the heart of a character. Mark Boal didn’t write this well in Zero Dark Thirty — in my opinion.” Krissman's narrative films have played at festivals around the world and his commercials are quickly earning him a reputation as a collaborative, adaptable filmmaker that continually surpasses client expectations. In addition to working behind the camera, Krissman has worked as a professional editor and visual effects artist for major companies such as Bethesda Softworks and the prestigious USC Institute of Creative Technologies.