David Riker, Producer/Director
David Riker (born 1963) is an American filmmaker. He was born in Boston, and at the age of four, his family moved to Brussels, Belgium, where he attended a French-speaking school. In 1973, at the age of 10, his family moved to London where he studied at The American School. Riker is a graduate of New York University's Graduate Film School where, in 1992, he made his first fictional film, The City (which became The Puppeteer story in the feature The City (La Ciudad). The short received critical acclaim and, among other accolades, won the Gold Medal for Dramatic Film at the Student Academy Awards and the Student Film Award from the Directors Guild of America. He is best known for his award-winning film The City (La Ciudad), a neo-realist film about the plight of Latin American immigrants living in New York City.