David Gelb

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David Gelb
Born (1983-10-16) October 16, 1983 (age 38)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter

David Gelb (born October 16, 1983) is an American film director and co-founder of Supper Club, a production company. He directed the 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.[1] In 2015, he directed The Lazarus Effect.[2][3] He is also the creator of the Netflix series Chef's Table.

Life and career[edit]

Gelb was born in Manhattan, New York City. He attended the Masters School and graduated from the University of Southern California.[4] His father is Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera; his paternal grandfather was Arthur Gelb, a former managing editor of The New York Times.[4]

David Gelb released Jiro Dreams of Sushi in 2011 and The Lazarus Effect in 2015.[5] He created a food documentary series for Netflix called Chef's Table, which he considers a follow-up to Jiro Dreams of Sushi.[6][7]

Gelb's 2015 documentary, A Faster Horse, examines the development of the 2015 Ford Mustang, a film timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first Mustang.[8]

Gelb, Brian McGinn and Jason Sterman produced Marvel's 616, a documentary series about the impact of Marvel Comics on culture.[9]


Year Title Genre Notes
2002 Lethargy Short Director
2011 Jiro Dreams of Sushi Documentary Director
2015 The Lazarus Effect Horror Director
2015 Chef's Table Series Creator
2015 A Faster Horse Documentary Director
2019 Street Food Series Creator
2020 Marvel's 616 Series Creator
2021 Wolfgang Documentary Director
2021 A Spark Story Documentary Producer


Year Title Award Work
2015 Best Episodic Series International Documentary Association Chef's Table


  1. ^ Michael Dunaway (June 19, 2012). "Jiro Dreams of Sushi: David Gelb Learns From a Master". Paste Magazine. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "Lunch with David Gelb, director of 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi'". LATimesblogs. March 14, 2012. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Goldstein, Gary (February 26, 2015). "'Lazarus Effect' breathes some life into medical thriller". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Christine D'Souza, David Gelb". October 2, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2019 – via NYTimes.com.
  5. ^ John Lui (March 27, 2015). "Director David Gelb goes from observing a sushi chef to re-animating corpses". Straits Times. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  6. ^ Spangler, Todd (April 1, 2015). "Netflix Sets Premiere Date for 'Chef's Table' Foodie Docu-Series from David Gelb". Variety. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.latino-review.com/news/exclusive-interview-with-director-david-gelb-for-the-lazarus-effect
  8. ^ Champagne, Christine (April 28, 2015). "Ford Throws Open Its Secret Bunker For A New Doc About The Making Of A Mustang". Fast Company. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  9. ^ White, Peter (April 10, 2019). "Disney+ Strikes Overall Deal With 'Chef's Table' Producer Supper Club As It Reveals Non-Fiction Programming Slate". Deadline. Retrieved July 23, 2020.

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