david blue garcia

Movie Director


David is an Emmy award-winning Director / DP based in Austin, Texas. In 2020, he was chosen by Legendary Pictures to direct TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, a direct sequel to the original 1974 slasher classic. His directorial debut, TEJANO (2018), was acquired by HBO and released on its television and digital platforms in 2020.

David was born and raised on the South Texas border. He caught the filmmaking bug at a young age when he discovered the family VHS camera and began directing his little brother in homemade action movies.

He attended film school at the University of Texas (’06) and remained in Austin to cut his teeth as a DP in the independent film scene where he lensed 6 feature films and has shot & directed everything from national TV spots to hundreds of product and branded content commercials in over a dozen countries on five continents.

In 2015, David pursued a project that would both draw on his personal experience and showcase the rich Latinx culture of South Texas. Inspired by Texas filmmaking legend, Robert Rodriguez, he returned to his hometown with a crew of 8 to direct his debut feature film, TEJANO, an action-thriller about a young Texan’s desperate deal with a drug cartel. Shot for 58k, David personally storyboarded every action / suspense sequence in the film in order to make his tight 23 day shooting schedule.

David’s next project is a dystopian science fiction film that deals with borders of a different kind which he hopes to shoot in 2021.