Co-Founder and Director, WW7

David Shafei grew up in Hilton Hotels. He spent his elementary and high school years living in the Walt Disney World Hilton. That much Disney does something to a child. What exactly, we're all still figuring out.

He went on to attend Boston College and Loyola Law (law school being the fastest and most obvious route into directing). It was around then he started working in commercial and music video production, going on to direct music videos and branded content before helming his first spots. As a commercial director David worked with brands including Oreo, PetCo, Dunkin’, Mountain Dew, Google, and iHOP, amongst many others. He’s also had the privilege to work with major athletes and celebrities like Megan Rapinoe, Marshawn Lynch, J.K. Simmons, Oscar Nunez, and Brad Garrett. His work has garnered every major award in advertising including multiple Cannes Lions, One Shows, Clios and Webbys.

For David, comedy starts with the people. He loves actors, has a huge respect for their craft and works closely with them to shape performances that are as organic and layered as they are funny.

He’s co-founder of the production company World War Seven and considers himself a pretty nice guy. But don’t take his word for it. Here’s what verified Airbnb host Paolo had to say:

“Smart, fun and clean. It’s really nice to have David and family as guests. And he really loves to play with dogs.”

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