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Writer . Director . Editor


A Hong Kong native, a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, and having had an advertising career in Chicago, David Au has been privy to many extreme cultural clashes in his time. In 2002, he discovered his love for film while studying at the Los Angeles Film School, where he wrote and directed his thesis film “Fresh Like Strawberries,” 

He later developed his short film into the award-winning feature film “Eat With Me”:

  • Los Angeles Film Festival 2014 - LA Muse Award Nominee

  • Florence LGBT Film Festival 2014 - Best Feature Film Winner

  • Atlanta Out on Film 2014 - Best Comedy Film Winner 

  • DisOrient Film Festival 2015 - Social Justice Award Winner

In 2022, he directed short film "Don't Be Sorry," which is a direct response to all the recent anti-Asian hate crimes happening around the country. It is currently screening at various film festivals. 

He also directed a series of commercials including Tittle Light LED Lamps and Spin R watch winders series.

David is also an experienced editor, editing films, trailers, commercials, music videos, and feature films including The Last Days of Capitalism, The American Dream, August, Eat With Me and the documentary feature Bodysex With Betty Dodson. He won a Telly Award for his editing on the Discovery series, “Shark Week” and has produced features including Maybe Someday (currently in production), S&M SallyThe American Dream and Shimmer.

David is currently developing his second comedy feature film Better Company, and a number of television pilots with his writing partner Mark Neal. 

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