David Darg is an Oscar nominated and Emmy winning director, cinematographer and film editor. He received critical praise for his documentary Body Team 12 which garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short at the 88th Academy Awards.
In addition to his Academy nomination and Emmy awards for directing, Darg is an Emmy winning editor having won in 2017 with Body Team 12 and nominated in 2018 with Fear Us Women. In 2020 Darg received the SXSW Adobe editing award for “You Cannot Kill David Arquette”
His films have won numerous film festival awards including Tribeca where he has premiered 5 documentaries.
In 2019 Darg was Oscar nominated as a producer on the documentary Lifeboat.
His commercial work includes branded content for Gatorade, Sony Ericsson and commercials for Uber, Harley Davidson and P&G.
Darg is the co-founder of RYOT, a US media company acquired by Verizon in 2016. At RYOT Darg was a pioneer of the new wave of Virtual Reality filmmaking, he directed the first ever VR film from a disaster zone: The Nepal Quake Project. He went on to direct content for Occulus and produce VR content for Go Pro and major non profits such as Bono's ONE campaign.
Darg spent over a decade as a first responder to natural disasters. He lived in China for 1 year following the 2008 Sichuan quake and lived in Haiti for 2.5 years after the quake there. As a journalist and photographer Darg has been published in National Geographic, BBC, Reuters and numerous US publications. Darg is the recipient of the 2015 Nelson Mandela ‘Changemaker of Peace’ award.
He was named one of Esquire Magazine’s "2012 Americans of the Year" for his work in Haiti as well as a "Hollywood Maverick" by Details magazine for his documentary work in crisis and disaster zones.