Besides his popular name and fame as a director and producer, he has been keeping his personal life private. Though he is now in his early 40s, information related to his love affairs, girlfriend, married life, spouse and wife is unknown in the media.
While David was in Sydney, he attended Sydney Grammar School and completed his secondary education from there. He joined University of Melbourne with a major in arts. After that he worked at Victorian Department of Education for several years and there he induced his interest in acting. He starred the role of Dave in Noise in 2000. He also acted in the TV series Eugénie Sandler P.I. in 2000. He began his directorial career in 2006 by directing the short movie Ezra White, LL.B. He got his rise in fame in 2010 after directing the crime drama film Animal Kingdom. The actual figure about his net worth is unknown.