Born in Switzerland (February 24, 1971) and raised in Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i, David Loren Cunningham is an international filmmaker. Besides his documentary credits in more than 40 countries, Cunningham has also directed several feature films including To End All Wars (2001) and the TV miniseries The Path to 9/11 (2006). Cunningham is represented by the United Talent Agency.
As a child, Cunningham traveled around the world visiting orphanages, refugee camps, and many other isolated locations with his parents in their work with NGOs. His parents, Loren and Darlene Cunningham, are co-founders of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and the University of the Nations, an international, interdenominational Christian organization with campuses in over 100 countries with a special emphasis on education for the developing nations. These childhood experiences greatly influenced Cunningham's world view as a filmmaker.
The Director studied film and graduated from both the University of Southern California and University of the Nations (Hawai'i, Amsterdam, and Santiago, Chile campuses).
Cunningham traveled with his father and took the first American crew to the remote Pitcairn Islands to shoot his