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David Cress | Independent Producer (Shrill, Portlandia, Documentary Now!)

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David Cress | Independent Producer (Shrill, Portlandia, Documentary Now!)

David Cress’ career as an independent producer encompasses a multitude of genres. His work in music videos, advertising, feature films, and now television has established David as a key contributor in vitalizing the industry that is growing steadily around him in Portland, Oregon.

As the founding partner of Food Chain Films, a company he led out of obscurity and into the spotlight, David has developed the ability to bring talent together and lead projects seamlessly to their fruition. His leadership, coordination, and knack for creating an environment for directors to thrive in has brought him clients such as Nike, Budweiser, MTV, Miller Lite, and Pennzoil.

He is also known for his work on multiple films by internationally known director Gus Van Sant, including the critically acclaimed drama Paranoid Park. He is more recently known for producing the hit comedy show Portlandia, for which he was nominated for an Emmy in 2015. Other awards include work recognized by Peabody, Cannes, Clio, CA, and One Show, as well as Honorable Mention at the Sundance Film Festival and the Jury Prize for Best Music Video at SXSW Film Festival.