The Filmmakers | David McMahon

David McMahon

David McMahon first joined Ken Burns and Florentine Films as an assistant editor on Jazz (2001). Following stints at PBS’s public affairs series, Frontline, and at National Geographic Television and Film, McMahon returned to Florentine to co-produce The War (2007) and The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (2009).With Burns and Lynn Novick, he wrote and produced The Tenth Inning (2010), a follow-up to their Baseball series. With Ken Burns and Sarah Burns, McMahon produced, wrote and directed The Central Park Five, a two-hour film about the five black and Latino teenagers wrongly convicted in the Central Park Jogger case of 1989, which premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, was named the Best Non-Fiction film of 2012 by the New York Film Critics Circle and won a 2013 Peabody Award.  He is currently writing and producing a Florentine Films production about Jackie Robinson.

Raised in Clarence, New York, and a graduate of the University of Michigan, McMahon lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Sarah Burns, and their daughter.