filmmaker - david palmer
Following a successful commercial and music video career, David Palmer leaped into directing feature films in March of 2010 with the Showtime premiere of his acclaimed documentary America Stripped: Naked Las Vegas. Shot over two years by Palmer himself, the film would become the 5th most watched documentary in Showtime Platform history and set the blueprint for Palmer’s unique directing and shooting style.
In 2010, Palmer along with Dax Shepard collaborated as Primate Picture’s co-directors on the motion picture Brothers Justice, a comedic parody about Shepard making a decision to leave comedy to pursue his dream of becoming an international Martial Arts star at any cost. Tribeca Films released Brothers Justice in April of 2011.
In 2011, Palmer and Shepard teamed up again for their 2nd Primate Pictures motion picture to co-direct, the romantic action comedy Hit & Run. Starring Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth and Beau Bridges, Hit & Run is the story of Charlie Bronson (Shepard), a nice guy with a questionable past who risks everything when he busts out of the witness protection program to deliver his fiancé (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles to seize a once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity. Open Road released the film theatrically nationwide Summer 2012. Made for 2M, the film grossed nearly 14M domestically.
David Palmer attended the Newhouse School for film at Syracuse University. Palmer’s directing career launched with hit music videos for Juvenile, Nelly, Toni Braxton, Lil Wayne, The Dandy Warhols, Mary J. Blige & Ja Rule. Palmer made his documentary imprint as both a Director and D.P. for the acclaimed My Cadillac Story campaign for GM/Cadillac. Palmer’s Stories of Jimmy Johnson, Coach K and Jay Leno, helped solidify MyCadillacStory’s YouTube destination as the 5th most watched branded channel that year.