Born in Manhattan, David Gelb came of age amidst Metropolitan Opera performances, travels around the world with his parents and the first wave of Japanese comics translated into English. After graduating from USC's film program 2006, Gelb went on to direct a variety of both fiction and non-fiction projects, most notably the critically acclaimed documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. David’s next film, his narrative feature debut, the micro-budget horror film The Lazarus Effect, starring Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass. The film went on to earn over 60 million dollars worldwide.
Returning to nonfiction, David had two new documentary projects premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. A Faster Horse, about the iconic Ford Mustang, documents the auto’s fifty-year history and the challenge of creating the next generation of a revered American symbol. And Chef’s Table, the Netflix documentary series featuring six of the worlds’ most renowned culinary talents.