David Schisgall

David Schisgall

Director, Producer, Screenplay


David Schisgall is an award-winning director and filmmaker who has created films and documentaries that have been screened around the world. He was born and raised in New York City and has been involved in the film industry since a young age. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television.

Schisgall began his career directing short films and music videos, and eventually landed a job directing the feature film “The Last Big Thing” in 1996. The film was critically acclaimed, earning him a Directors Guild of America nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement. He continued to direct feature films, such as “Desert Blue” in 1998, “The Girl Next Door” in 2004, and “The Baxter” in 2005.

Schisgall has also made documentaries, which have won numerous awards. His 1999 documentary “Kids Behind Bars” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Special, and his 2005 documentary “Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders” won a Peabody Award.

In addition to his work in film, Schisgall has also been involved in television production. He executive produced the series “The West Wing” for two seasons, and served as executive producer and director on “The Education of Max Bickford” and “Street Time.” He has also directed episodes of “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order,” “Six Feet Under,” “The Closer,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Mad Men.”

Schisgall is currently working on a feature-length documentary about the life and work of American photographer Dorothea Lange. He is also developing a feature film about the life of American songwriter Irving Berlin.

David Schisgall is an accomplished filmmaker and director whose work has been seen around the world. His feature films and documentaries have earned him numerous awards and nominations, and he continues to make an impact on the film industry with his unique vision and storytelling.