A graduate of Berklee College of Music, David Schumacher began his career touring the continent as a jazz-rock guitarist. He entered the world of documentary film as a sound recordist, working with esteemed filmmakers Roger Ross Williams, Kim Snyder, Barbara Kopple and Ken Burns. Inspired by their example and drawn to environmental activism, he has since gone into producing and directing. The New Fire is his first feature film.
David earned a 2010 New York Emmy Award for creating, producing and directing the TV series NYCMusicShow. He has produced branding and identity campaigns for Oxygen, WEtv and CBS College Sports, and made documentary, educational and promotional films for clients including Columbia University, The World Economic Forum, and The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.