David Blue Garcia Bio
David is an Emmy award-winning Director / DP who 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 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 for clients such as Verizon, Dell, Lenovo, Fisher Price, Air Hogs, T Mobile and Firestone to name a few.
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 cartel. Shot for 55k, David storyboarded every action / suspense sequence in the film in order to make his tight 23 day shooting schedule. www.tejanomovie.com
TEJANO had its world premiere in 2018 where it took home the Audience Award from the Dallas International Film Festival and has been well received at numerous film festivals throughout the world. In 2020, HBO acquired the TV rights to the film and is currently streaming it on various platforms.
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.