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Date of Birth 24 February 1971Switzerland
Nickname DC

Mini Bio (2)

David L. Cunningham is an international filmmaker known for striking visuals, authentic performances and dynamic subject matters.

For more than two decades, Cunningham has directed big budget Studio films (Fox, Disney, ABC), experimental and pioneering independent features, as well as hard hitting documentaries. He is also an entrepreneur having founded more than a dozen companies in the creative industries including the award-winning content machine Global Virtual Studio (GVS). Cunningham is known for his social impact initiatives as the creator of several nation changing campaigns with focuses on indigenous rights, human trafficking and orphans with special needs.

David was born in Lausanne, Switzerland to American parents, Loren and Darlene Cunningham, who are pioneers of the University of the Nations (also known as YWAM) with over 600 campuses around the world in 160 nations. At age three David's family moved to Hawai'i Island to open a University of the Nations campus in Kailua-Kona which became David's long time home. Cunningham is a graduate of Konawaena High School and studied film at the University of Southern California (USC) .

Cunningham has had the privilege to direct a wide range of today's finest actors including Harvey Keitel, Edward James Olmos, Mark Strong, Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, Ian McShane, Christopher Eccleston, Idris Elba, Donnie Wahlberg and Alexander Ludwig. Cunningham is best known for the gritty WW2 Drama, To End All Wars (20th Century Fox), and the Primetime Emmy Winning and controversial miniseries on ABC, Path to 9/11. With a budget of $45M and total viewership of approximately 23 million, Path to 9/11 was considered a breakthrough in the miniseries format.

Based out of Kona, Hawai'i, Cunningham founded Honua Studios in partnership with the County and State of Hawai'i. Honua Studios is the second largest studio in the State and includes the state's largest green screen stage, sound, post and VFX facilities. Honua Studios is also the main hub of Global Virtual Studio (GVS).

Global Virtual Studio is a content creation machine. Under Cunningham's leadership GVS develops and produces content for a variety of platforms from graphic novels to major feature films. GVS has key hubs in Kona, Honolulu and Los Angeles with a network of artists and facilities in 15 countries.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: DC Management

David L. Cunningham is an international filmmaker known for striking visuals, authentic performances and dynamic subject matters.

For more than two decades, Cunningham has directed big budget Studio films (Fox, Disney, ABC), experimental and pioneering independent features, as well as hard hitting documentaries. He is also an entrepreneur having founded more than a dozen companies in the creative industries including the award-winning content machine Global Virtual Studio (GVS). Cunningham is known for his social impact initiatives as the creator of several nation changing campaigns with focuses on indigenous rights, human trafficking and orphans with special needs.

David was born in Lausanne, Switzerland to American parents, Loren and Darlene Cunningham, who are pioneers of the University of the Nations (also known as YWAM) with over 600 campuses around the world in 160 nations. At age three David's family moved to Hawai'i Island to open a University of the Nations campus in Kailua-Kona which became David's long time home. Cunningham is a graduate of Konawaena High School and studied film at the University of Southern California (USC).

Cunningham has had the privilege to direct a wide range of today's finest actors including Harvey Keitel, Edward James Olmos, Mark Strong, Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, Ian McShane, Christopher Eccleston, Idris Elba, Donnie Wahlberg and Alexander Ludwig. Cunningham is best known for the gritty WW2 Drama, To End All Wars (20th Century Fox), and the Primetime Emmy Winning and controversial miniseries on ABC, Path to 9/11. With a budget of $45M and total viewership of approximately 23 million, Path to 9/11 was considered a breakthrough in the miniseries format.

Based out of Kona, Hawai'i, Cunningham founded Honua Studios in partnership with the County and State of Hawai'i. Honua Studios is the second largest studio in the State and includes the state's largest green screen stage, sound, post and VFX facilities. Honua Studios is also the main hub of Global Virtual Studio (GVS).

Global Virtual Studio is a content creation machine. Under Cunningham's leadership GVS develops and produces content for a variety of platforms from graphic novels to major feature films. GVS has key hubs in Kona, Honolulu and Los Angeles with a network of artists and facilities in 15 countries.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: David L. Cunningham

Spouse (1)

Judy Cunningham (? - present) (3 children)

Trivia (4)

His father, Loren Cunningham, is a founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and the University of the Nations, an international and interdenominational Christian organization.
He grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii.
David is a member of the Director's Guild of America (DGA). .
Cunningham is a member of the prestigious Traveler's Century Club having traveled to over 150 countries.

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