David Q Rosen
- I direct kids. They have fun. I have fun.
- Small camera + wide lens = photo magic
- Been an ad guy for 30 years, so you don't have to
- My obsession over vintage cars with seductive vroom-vrooms
A little about David:
my metamorphosis to fast-talking, kid-directing ad butterfly came after nearly 10 years of slogging around as a gopher-like (but gloriously bespectacled) caterpillar—schlepping director’s reels up and down michigan avenue and across the country for some other schmoe. fed up, my pal mark androw and i founded chicago story. it was an idyllic time, full of late night coffee and manic email replying. but the executive producer lifestyle soon wore me out, and i set my sights on combining my love affair with the casting process and the boundless joy i receive spending time with kids: directing. it’s been 20 years, and there’s still a whole lot of sleeplessness, pressure and new age breathing exercises, but lots more collaboration and fleet-thinking. often grueling, always rewarding.
plus, if you’re into this sort of shameless accolade-listing, i’ve served as director of integration new media development for the filmworkers club and consulted with leading companies through my consultancy flukeBRAND.
best gig on earth.