David Riker

Filmmaker, Writer, Editor, Films include: La Ciudad, The Girl, and Dirty Wars


David Riker is a screenwriter, director and editor, working in both fiction and documentary forms. His debut feature, La Ciudad (The City), was widely acclaimed for its neo-realist portrayal of Latin American immigrant life in New York City. As a screenwriter, Riker has won numerous awards including the NHK Award for Best American Screenplay at Sundance for his film The Girl, and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance for his work with Alex Rivera on Sleep Dealer. Most recently, he co-wrote with Jeremy Scahill the documentary Dirty Wars about the global war on terror. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, as well as the Writers Guild of America award for Best Documentary Screenplay.