David Cranstoun Welch, Director, Writer, Producer and Editor

David shot, produced and directed two low-budget digital features in New Zealand, including the acid western “High Water Rising”, before relocating to New York City.   His first feature-length documentary “The Book of Conrad” screened at the Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival, in Greece (ranked among the world's top 10 documentary film festivals). Recent screenings include Vienna's Museum of Contemporary Art; The Zurich Institute of Arts, and The Norse Litteraturfestival in Lillehammer, Norway. David is currently developing the screenplay “Shangri-La” and the feature-length documentary "How Forests Think", inspired by the best-selling ethnography of the same name. 

David has written for a variety of publications, including the UK’s Record Collector Magazine, CMJ, Perfect Sound Forever, and New York’s Jewish Voice, and currently serves as the head of marketing for special education company, ONEder.


High Water Rising, 2003 (segments) 1 hr, 28mins