Inspired by watching Raiders of the Lost Ark in bed through the eyepiece of his VHS camcorder, his entertainment career began as a clerk in New Jersey at the Boonton Hollywood Video. Since then, Aaron David has been working in motion pictures professional for various productions in various positions dating back to 2008.

His award winning short film Top Floor premiered at SXSW, was selected as Vimeo Staff Pick, was featured on Short of the Week and has been screened at film events and festivals around the world.

Knives, a short film shot on 35mm film, collected an audience award at the Columbia University Film Festival, and screened in 2015 as part of the Vail International Film Festival and the Lighthouse International Film Festival.  It was selected as Vimeo Staff Pick and has been screened in film events in Europe and Asia.

Other directing credits include short films  Interpose  which was featured at the Provincetown Film Festival in 2012. Sympathy, written by Bekah Brunstetter, screened in 2015 as part of the deadCenter Film Festival. 

DeFazio currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

M.FA. Columbia University School of the Arts

B.A. Sarah Lawrence College