David Schumacher began his career touring the US and Canada as a rock and jazz guitarist after receiving his B.Mus.from Berklee College of Music. He entered the world of film and television as a sound recordist, working with such esteemed filmmakers as Barbara Kopple and Ken Burns. Inspired by their example and drawn to environmental issues, he has since gone into producing and directing. David earned a 2010 New York Emmy® for creating, producing and directing the TV series NYCMusicShow. THE NEW FIRE marks David’s first turn directing a feature film. He has been a featured presenter at the European Nuclear Young Generation Forum 2015, Paris (ENYGF 2015), Nuclear Energy Assembly 2017 (NEA 2017, Scottsdale), UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s 2017 Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (NYC 2017), and at universities including MIT and UC Berkeley and Virginia Commonwealth.