David Bolen is an award-winning Canadian cinematographer and director based out of Los Angeles, California. Born in Toronto to a family of filmmakers and journalists, cameras were always present in his life. An alumnus of the prestigious USC School of Cinematic Arts, David has worked consistently as a cinematographer and director since graduating in 2013. In addition to shooting feature documentaries such as the award-winning feature documentary The Dropbox, David has filmed over 30 short films, 20 music videos, 15 commercials, and numerous behind-the-scenes for several hit shows, including It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Glee. David is also experienced as a director, selected at USC to direct a 480 thesis film entitled Hotel Vernonia (2013).
David’s most recent collaborations have been with director Ben Proudfoot of Breakwater Studios. Working for Breakwater as a cinematographer and director, he has shot several live-action opening title sequences for Warner Bros. and Darkwoods Productions and he recently traveled to Africa to capture Proudfoot’s Rwanda and Juliet, and traveling to Nova Scotia as well in order to direct two episodes of Haven: Origins, a spinoff series for Stephen King’s Haven, which airs on Syfy.