Born in 1976 in Danzig, David moved to Hamburg at the age of 8. Later, he went on to study Systematic Musicology and Media Culture there.

2010 Magister Artium: Topic of his thesis: “Helge Schneider and the genre of cinema (a system-theoretical perspective)”. During his studies, he also attended compact courses at Studio Hamburg, internships with the NDR (extra3) and ZDF networks (Kleines Fernsehspiel), and worked as a tutor at the Academy of Music and Theatre: “Introduction to Musical Anthropology”.

In order to finance his studies, he took on numerous assignments all over the world as VIP shuttle driver and coordinator in the context of Formel 1. Having finished his degree, David did an internship at Signed Media followed by an editorial traineeship as a television journalist. In the process, he got to know many different areas of the television business: as recording director (“Queens of Pop“), production assistant, sound engineer (“Open Opera“), editorial assistant (“Tracks“, “The Epochs of Classical Music” etc.).

Since 2012, he been working as a screenwriter, responsible for the television documentary series “Nadia auf den Spuren der Liebe” (WDR/Einsfestival). In 2013, he joined the permanent staff as a junior editor for the 2nd season of the “Nadia” series. In 2014, screenwriter in charge of the ZDF production “The Saint and the Pope”. Afterwards, content editor for the two-part Arte program “Peace & Pop” (2015). In 2016 and 2017, this was followed by serving as director and television writer in producing the documentary “Sam Cooke – Life and Death of a Soul Star” (ZDF/Arte).

DAVID CZARNETZKI

TV journalist - Author