David Teague is a documentary film editor and writer whose work includes Oscar-winning and Emmy-winning films.
In 2017, he completed two films: The Departure, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and The Cage Fighter, which had its premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
His past films include the Oscar-nominated Life, Animated, the Emmy-nominated and Sundance-winning E-TEAM, and the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Cutie and the Boxer. Other films include the Oscar-winning documentary Freeheld and two other Oscar-nominated shorts (Mondays at Racine, Sun Come Up), the Full Frame winner Tocando la Luz (Touch the Light), the feature documentary The Iran Job, the PBS series “Constitution USA”, and the Emmy-winning Sesame Street primetime special “Growing Hope Against Hunger”.
David has been an editing mentor with the IFP Documentary Labs and the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship and has served on the jury at Full Frame. He has taught editing or guest lectured at Columbia University, the New School, DCTV, Union Docs, Points North Forum, the Manhattan Edit Workshop, Brooklyn College and Long Island University, and he is the author of three best-selling guides to film editing with Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express.
In 2009, David directed and edited his own award-winning documentary Intifada NYC about a controversial Arabic language public school. His documentary directing work also includes Our House, co-directed with Greg King, which premiered at Hot Docs 2010. In the mid-2000s, David shot and edited many music videos with Flip Productions for artists such as David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, and Dolly Parton. He also produced, shot, and edited numerous videos for Broadway theater productions including The Producers, Sweeney Todd, and Chicago. David has worked extensively with Super-8 film and directed the Super-8 feature film Love Suicides in 2007. For ten years, David ran Flicker NYC, a Super-8 film festival that held over twenty-five events and screened hundreds of new films.
David lives in Brooklyn, NY.