About Mr. Weidner
David Weidner began his film career as a child actor, landing a plum role in a 1982 miniseries, Blood And Honor: Youth Under Hitler. He attended the University of California, Irvine film school from 1989 to 1993, but chose to delay his return to the film industry after receiving an invitation to play professional soccer in Europe. Weidner played for a number of clubs in Germany during his seven-year career, eventually retiring in 2000. That same year, he edited his first feature film, an independent feature called Making Metamorphosis, directed by Christopher Brown. Soon after, Weidner lent his talents as an AVID editor to an ongoing documentary series, Small And Simple Things, and also created, shot, edited and directed the streaming media segments for the soccer coaching website, run by Europrosoccer.com.
In 2004, his feature film, The Spirit Hunter, won awards for originality at the Telluride and Key West Film Festivals, and was picked up for worldwide distribution on DVD the following year. After reaching many of his personal goals during the previous decade, Weidner has turned to teaching the next generation of filmmakers. His very first stop on this new journey has brought him to Combs High School, and his never-ending supply of energy and determination will pave the way for the film program to gain stature throughout the county, and the state of Arizona.