David Gordon Green grew up in Dallas, Austin and Longview, Texas. He was “obsessed” with cinema from a very young age. While still in school, he directed several short films and documentaries. His first feature (in collaboration with friends, who also contributed with their own money) was George Washington (2000), which was directed with children who were acting for the first time. He has won several awards, including Best First Film for the New York Film Critics Circle, the Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Best Film at the Torino Festival of Young Cinema. In the following film, All the Real Girls (2003), again with a low budget, Gordon Green managed to hire professional actresses like Zooey Deschanel and Patricia Clarkson. The movie won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. After that, he worked with actors and actresses such as Kristen Stewart, Kate Beckinsale, James Franco and Natalie Portman. With Prince Avalanche (2013), he received the Silver Bear (Best Director) at the Berlin Festival. He has worked for television as well.