David has scored over 100 films, television series and documentaries. His score for the feature film In a Savage Land won ‘Best Original Score’ at the AFI Awards, ‘Best Original Soundtrack’ at the Film Critics Circle of Australia and ‘Best Soundtrack Album’ at the 2000 ARIA Awards. The soundtrack to the film Proof gained David the 1992 ARIA Award for Best Independent Release. Most recently, David was awarded Best Music for a Documentary for his score on 'Austrralia's Lost Impressionist' at the 2019 APRA Screen Music Awards.
David’s stylistic versatility has enabled him to work across genres, ranging from feature films about New York Basketball (Wolves, 2015) to Australian Indigenous documentaries (Putuparri and the Rainmakers, 2015; Marni, 2020)