David Mendez, Video Producer
David Mendez, documentary filmmaker and composer, has worked on award-winning projects that have inspired and captivated audiences. David is the director and composer for Between Earth and Sky, a documentary film about three young struggling Iraqi refugees, which has won several awards including First Place Winner for Best Directed Short Documentary at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, a recipient of a prize for Artistic Merit from the Montana CINE International Film Festival, and an official selection at the St. Louis International Film Festival.
As a sound recordist, David is credited for sound on the recent Sony Pictures Classical release, Inside Job , an acclaimed documentary film about the financial crisis. With an obsession for recording audio, David has worked as an assistant sound engineer at Race Horse Studios in Los Angeles, CA, has produced music tracks, and has played on several records, including the 2009 release of JMB (Partisan Records), recorded and produced by Henry Hirsch (better known as Lenny Kravtiz’s producer). Currently, David is working on a short documentary about the struggle for equal rights with the undocumented immigrant community, focusing on Arizona, and its local Mexican-American community in which he was raised. David studied Music at San Diego State University.