David Gelb

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David Gelb
Born (1983-10-16) October 16, 1983 (age 35)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter

David Gelb (born October 16, 1983) is an American film director who 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. And his paternal grandfather was the late Arthur Gelb, a former managing editor of The New York Times.[5]

David Gelb released Jiro Dreams of Sushi in 2011 and The Lazarus Effect in 2015.[6] He created a food documentary series for Netflix called Chef's Table, which he considers a follow-up to Jiro Dreams of Sushi.[7][8]

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.[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


  1. ^ Michael Dunaway (2012-06-19). "Jiro Dreams of Sushi: David Gelb Learns From a Master". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
  2. ^ "Lunch with David Gelb, director of 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi'". LATimesblogs. 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
  3. ^ Goldstein, Gary (26 February 2015). "'Lazarus Effect' breathes some life into medical thriller". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
  4. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/02/fashion/weddings/christine-dsouza-david-gelb.html?_r=0
  5. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/02/fashion/weddings/christine-dsouza-david-gelb.html?_r=0
  6. ^ John Lui (2015-03-27). "Director David Gelb goes from observing a sushi chef to re-animating corpses". Straits Times. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
  7. ^ Spangler, Todd (2015-04-01). "Netflix Sets Premiere Date for 'Chef's Table' Foodie Docu-Series from David Gelb". Variety. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
  8. ^ http://www.latino-review.com/news/exclusive-interview-with-director-david-gelb-for-the-lazarus-effect
  9. ^ http://www.fastcocreate.com/3045478/ford-throws-open-its-secret-bunker-for-a-new-doc-about-the-making-of-a-mustang

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