David Michael Maurer, ACE has established himself as an innovator in the world of independent cinema and television. His television and streaming work has been seen by hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide.
Most recently he completed work on the second season of the AXN and AMAZON Prime's thriller series "Absentia" starring Stana Katic, Patrick Heusinger, Cara Theobold, Neil Jackson, Angel Bonanni, Paul Freeman, Matthew Le Nevez, Natasha Little, and Patrick McAuley.
In 2017-2018 he edited multiple episodes of the second season AMAZON and Sony Crackle’s hit series “StartUp” starring Martin Freeman, Ron Perlman, Mira Sorvino, Adam Brody, Otmara Marrero, Edi Gathegi, and Addison Timlin.
He also completed production on the independent feature film drama “Traces” starring Pablo Schreiber, Rick Springfield, Sosie Bacon, Jeremy Tardy and Keb’ Mo’.
In 2006, Maurer edited the critically acclaimed "Four Sheets to the Wind" for writer/director Sterlin Harjo, which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress Tamara Podemski, as well as a Special Jury Prize for Best Actress at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
In 2007, Maurer edited Toby Wilkins' terrifying and stylish theatrical feature "Splinter" which won numerous awards including Best Editing from the Screamfest Film Festival. The film received rave reviews for it's performances, scares, and innovative editorial style from Variety, Hollywood Reporter, New York Times, USA Today, and many more.
"Barking Water" marked Maurer's third feature film and second collaboration with Sterlin Harjo, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. The film and cast won multiple awards at film festivals worldwide.
Maurer's versatile career originally began in the early years of reality television. In Primetime reality television, Maurer has helped define the formats for multiple blockbuster television series through his work on the very first seasons and first episodes of such hit shows as "American Idol", "The Apprentice", "Oprah Winfrey's The Big Give", "Ice Cold Gold", "Hotel Secrets and Legends", "Sheer Genius", "The Pool Master", "Ultimate Homes", "Epic Mancave Builds" and many more.
Maurer received 2004 & 2005 Emmy Nominations for his work on "The Apprentice". Maurer's work on "Whale Wars" for Animal Planet and Lizard Trading Company helped earn the editing team two ACE Eddie Award Nominations.
In addition to editing, he has directed/produced multiple television pilots, supervised visual effects for multiple film and television projects, studied Meisner Acting technique with film/television coach Andrew Benne and story with Hollywood guru Robert McKee.