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Dave Laven is a director and producer for film, television, and advertising. He is Jewish American of South Asian descent, now residing in New York and Los Angeles. He has produced and directed episodic series, short films, and music videos for Adam McKay and Spike Jonze, and is currently working with Elara Pictures on a television show inspired by “Fishing with John,” the 1991 cult classic.

David is an Emmy-nominated, SXSW-selected; GLAAD, CLIO, and Reel Screen Award winning filmmaker whose work has appeared on HBO, CBS, NBC, Hulu, VICEtv, and Amazon Prime. Commercial clients include Alexander Wang, Nike, Heron Preston, KHAITE, Pepsi, Beats By Dre, Spotify, and McDonalds.