After graduating from the University of Michigan, David Siev left his small Midwest town of Bad Axe, Michigan, for Los Angeles. He landed a home at Jeff Tremaine’s production company, Gorilla Flicks, where he spent several years finessing the art of guerrilla filmmaking. As a jack-of-all-trades filmmaker, Siev holds production, camera and consulting credits on everything from hidden-camera blockbuster comedies like Bad Trip (Netflix) to rock-and-roll biopics such as The Dirt (Netflix). He first made waves in the Asian-American festival circuit with the debut of his award-winning short film, Year Zero, which went on to win Best Narrative Short awards from the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Vancouver Asian Film Festival, Manhattan International Film Festival and several others. Siev is the director of feature film Bad Axe (Mountainfilm 2022).