David Coleman

David Coleman, co-founder of The Nerd Machine, has been working in all aspects of the entertainment business for over 20 years. He began his career as a props master for a regional theatre near his home town of Paintsville, Kentucky. David moved to Los Angeles and began working in production for the iconic commercial director, Leslie Dektor. After several years learning the ropes from Dektor, David moved to the commercial giant MJZ to work for commercial and feature director, Craig Gillespie. In 2004, David moved to the property department for several highly acclaimed shows because he was interested to see the way television was produced. His first show was the Emmy winning season of 24. Then came a list of shows from Sleeper Cell, Ugly Betty, Numbers, Always Sunny, In Case of Emergency, Eli Stone, until he landed as the On Set Props Master for the NBC series, CHUCK. While at CHUCK, David began working with long time friend Zachary Levi on a variety of projects besides the show. Their first production together, with Zac directing and David producing, was a commercial for Liberty Mutual entitled “The Chase.” This sixty second spot for NBC ran in 2010 multiple times and was one of the most well received spots of those funded by “The Responsibility Project.” Later that year, Zac and David created The Nerd Machine. Their brand, a “Nike for Nerds,” is all about redefining the perception of nerds for the mainstream and encouraging everyone to embrace their passion. For Nerd Machine, David has served as an Executive Producer and/or director on over twenty-five pieces of original digital content for brands like Break Media and Microsoft, as well as overseeing the production of the highly successful panel series entitled, “Conversations for a Cause.” These Q&A sessions are produced during Nerd Machine’s annual “Nerd HQ” event each July. After four years, they have created over seventy-five panels featuring the biggest names in pop culture; Joss Whedon, Tom Hiddleston, Nathan Fillion, Jeff Bridges, just to name a few.