David Palmer

Santa Monica, California, United States

Film Projects


A New York native, David Palmer has been directing in Hollywood for over a decade, bringing his talent as a director, photographer and editor to an immense and multi-faceted body of work spanning motion pictures, commercials, music videos and branded content. With clients ranging from Universal and Cadillac to Lexus and Rip Curl, Palmer has built an impressive portfolio that has landed his work in front of tens of millions of captivated viewers. Palmer's music videos, for such top talent as Juvenile, Nelly, Toni Braxton, Lil Wayne and most notably Mary J. Blige & Ja Rule's "Rainy Dayz”, are widely recognized for their beautiful film quality, dynamic style and unconventional production design. Palmer has also fortified an impressive impact in the rock world in directing pinnacle videos for The Dandy Warhols, The Charlatans UK and the debut videos for Nonpoint, Chronic Future, and Tripping Daisy. In 2008, Palmer directed and D.P.’d the critically acclaimed and highly successful mycadillacstory.com campaign for General Motors/Cadillac. His mycadillacstory’s featured Jimmy Johnson, Coach K and a record setting story on Jay Leno, helped solidify MyCadillacStory’s YouTube destination as the 5th most watched branded channel in YouTube history. Recently, Palmer completed two half hour broadcast television documentary series for Rip Curl: “The Making of the Rip Curl Pro Search Mexico 2006” and “The Making of the Rip Curl Pro Search Chile 2007”. Both series feature the world’s best surfers including Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and Taj Burrow. Palmer is currently in post-production on “STRIPPED”, a feature length documentary chronicling avant-garde photographer Greg Friedler and the making of his latest Naked series book. The Film will premiere in March 2010 on Showtime in the US. Concurrently, Palmer is in post-production on the independent mocumentary feature “Brothers Justice” starring Dax Shepard and Tom Arnold, which features a strong list of cameos from Ashton Kutcher and Bradley Cooper to Director/Actor Jon Favreau. Palmer attended the Newhouse School for film at Syracuse University where he honed his skills both as a Director and Photographer. His busy schedule finds him on both coasts, but he prefers being near a surf break. He lives with his wife and 6-year-old son in Santa Monica.