David Gelb

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David Gelb
Born (1983-10-16) October 16, 1983 (age 34)
Occupation Film 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


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