Faculty & Staff David Scheerer, Film

David Scheerer is an independent filmmaker who has scripted, produced and directed a wide spectrum of films, including features, national commercial spots and documentaries.

Highlights include:

He is currently completing post-production on THE MUSIC INSIDE, his dramatic feature directing and producing debut starring Amy Redford, Mary Ellen Trainor, and Brian Wimmer. Produced using a cooperative model he innovated, it is scheduled for a 2007 release.

In 1995 he produced FEDORA, a CINE Golden Eagle winning dramatic half hour drama that aired nationally on Encore.

In 1997 he was the writer, producer, and director of the feature documentary YELLOWSTONE: AMERICA'S EDEN, which won the Grand Prix du Festival at Grenoble and was a finalist in competition at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. This $550K film's recent 2006 broadcast garnered a 3/4 Nielson Ratings Share - indicating it as one of the "most watched" documentaries on PBS.

In 2002 he directed a prime-time signature documentary for the Discovery Channel entitled IN SEARCH OF LEWIS & CLARK. Shot and broadcast entirely in component Hi-Definition, this work includes extensive dramatic recreations to illustrate the archeological evidence left behind by The Corps of Discovery.

In 2005 he produced a PBS half-hour documentary for American Fisheries entitled RISING FROM THE SHADOWS: The Return of the Cutthroat Trout. This work is currently airing nationally.

His current work-in-progress is being developed with Betsy McLane as writer and Charles Benton as Executive Producer. It is a feature documentary on Robert J. Flaherty entitled REALITY'S EDGE, funded in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This $1 million work-in-progress was a recent finalist at the Independent Feature Project Market and Festival in New York City.

photo: David Scheerer