Make movies not war. I don't think I'm the first to say that, and I'm glad, because it sounds really stupid. Also, I don't think this qualifies as an Intro.
David Schrader is a writer/filmmaker and sometimes reluctant actor with a background in stand-up, sketch, improv, and alternative comedy. He received instruction from some of the best Second City alumni at Bang! Improv and iO West, including David Razowsky, Evan Gore, Suzy Nakamura, George McAuliffe, Theresa Mulligan, and Peter and Aliza Murrieta.
Feature credits include the 90's slacker comedy NoHo, the horror film Bloodline (Lionsgate), and the upcoming experimental horror/comedy Mary Tyler, Millennial (2021). He has created a wide range of short subjects, such as the Spike Jonze-endorsed parody, Being Ozzy Osbourne (with Christy Stratton Mann), and those made under Hybräu Productions, a company he co-founded with Matt Friedberg in 2015, Mercy No Mercy, Come and Knock: The Other Ray Charles (L.A. Indie Film Festival Winner), Star Wars Ep. VII Outtakes, Squatchtrackers, and Back to the Bad: Breaking to the Future.
Schrader has written one novel, Exile in Hawaii, which he considered so good, he saw no reason to ever write another. Published in 2018, his first comic book, Baby Badass, quickly became a cult hit, with Volume 2 set to be released in 2022. He lives in Los Angeles, CA with his amazing Chef wife and activist, Alejandra, their brand new baby boy, Chriss Alejandro, and one-hundred-pound dog, Broley.
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    Mary Tyler, Millennial2021
    Experimental, Feature
    NoHo1995
    Feature
  • Director (2 Credits)
    Mary Tyler, Millennial2021
    Experimental, Feature
    NoHo1995
    Feature
Official Selection
Mary Tyler, Millennial
Global Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles
2023
Award Winner
Mary Tyler, Millennial
Los Angeles Film Awards
Los Angeles
2022
Official Selection
Mary Tyler, Millennial
Ocean City Film Festival
Ocean City
2022
Official Selection
Mary Tyler, Millennial
FLICKFAIR Film Festival
Los Angeles
2022
Award Winner
Mary Tyler, Millennial
Hodu International Film Festival
Pondicherry
2021
Award Winner
Mary Tyler, Millennial
Dreamz Catcher International Film Festival
Kolkata, West Bengal
2021
Award Winner
Mary Tyler, Millennial
RED MOVIE AWARDS
Reims
Award Winner
Mary Tyler, Millennial
Vancouver Independent Film Festival
Vancouver, BC
College
Salisbury University
Art/Communications
19881989
College
Pasadena City College
Film
19901991
High School
Stephen Decatur High School
Art/Drama
19851988
High School
Penn Hills High School
19841985
Birth Date
May 27, 1970
Birth City
Pittsburgh, PA
Current City
Los Angeles, CA
Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA
Height
6’3”
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Gemini
Married To
Alejandra Schrader
Children
Chriss Alejandro
This is David Schrader, the writer/director, not David Schrader the harpsichordist.
“Life is a tragedy when seen in closeup, but a comedy in long-shot”
-Charlie Chaplin
Make movies not war. I don't think I'm the first to say that, and I'm glad, because it sounds really stupid. Also, I don't think this qualifies as an Intro.