About David Murakami
David Murakami is an award winning film director, writer, and theatrical multi-media designer working towards integrating emerging technologies with traditional performance on stage. He has designed experimental set-pieces ranging from the classic works of Henrick Ibsen and Ray Bradbury to the vaudeville reunion of the Flying Karamazov Brothers, and has directed diverse actors ranging from university students to members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Past designs include Dead Man Walking, Peter Pan, and Trouble in Tahiti, along with the American premieres of Anya 17, Heart of Darkness, and Luis Valdez’ Valley of the Heart, and has been featured at the Maker Faire and several international film festivals. His current projects include directing his sixth feature-length film Morningstar, and designing the projections for Terence Blanchard’s opera Champion with Opera Parallèle at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco.

David recently completed his graduate education at the University of California, Santa Cruz for a Master's Degree in Theatrical Direction and Media Design with his thesis "Projecting Presence: A Media Design Manifesto."

Murakami 2013-2014 Reel from David Murakami on Vimeo.