David Terry Fine
David Terry Fine is a filmmaker committed to telling compelling human stories rooted in truth. His approach and candor allow him unique access to some of the world's most interesting and well-known artists, musicians and athletes, with whom he captures honest, cinematic, and resonant moments and performances.
Growing up in Seattle, David started making entertainment when he was four years old. After returning from the hospital with his parents and newborn sister, he set up a makeshift theater in the kitchen where he put on an original musical named “Baby Goes to California.” Now they're best friends.
For David, filmmaking is a lot like his other passions: playing music or sports. Collaborative. Physical. Rhythmic. Temporal. Cathartic. With a concert organist for a mother, David was raised at a piano bench, an instrument he played everyday for 13 years until taking up drums and playing in various bands. As in any collaboration, David believes the collective energy of everyone involved in production finds its way onscreen, hence his centered presence and positivity throughout the process.
David has had the pleasure of working with a slew of talented collaborators and friends: Radiolab, Robyn, ESPN, Adult Swim, Nowness, and MoMA, to name a few. His experimental and music video work has been viewed over 25 million times online and featured at festivals and museums around the world.
He lives in Brooklyn where he’s developing an episodic series for television. He likes to travel, dance, and play music whenever time allows.