David C. Schendel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and grew up in Minnesota. The son of Alfred Schendel, a successful designer/painter/photographer, David was introduced to the arts before he could walk. David began his career at age 12 with his first film, Don't Show Mom This One! A graduate of the University of Washington School of Drama, he started with live-theatre directing before dedicating his talents to filmmaking. The Can, David's first feature-length film premiered at the famous Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston and became a underground film sensation. His award-winning documentary about classic cars in Cuba, Yank Tanks was shown at film festivals around the world and screened on PBS and the Sundance Channel. Most recently David's short film entitled, Inside David Mamet's Computer premiered at the Raindance Festival in London. Currently, he is finishing a new documentary, Tom Sawyer and The Comedy Club, the story of Tom Sawyer, a renowned San Francisco comedy club owner/booker and developing a new feature-length screenplay The White Houses. His apprenticeship with his dad, studies in behavioral sciences and passion for classical theatre continue to infuse his work with an emphasis on humor and a concern for the future of planet Earth. David looks forward to collaborating with other industry leaders to create innovative and entertaining feature films, documentaries, commercials and branded content for many years to come.