David Scheunemann, born in 1978, studied architecture at the Technical University of Berlin and the Escola Tecnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona. He successfully graduated in Berlin with a Master degree in 2005.
Having worked as set designer while he was studying, he went straight into art directing after graduation. Jo Baier's NOT ALL WERE MURDERERS (2006) and Dror Zahavi's HUNTING FOR TROY (2007) were his first steps. Followed by SPEED RACER in 2008, his first collaboration with Lana & Andy Wachowski. His work as an art director includes films such as, Duncan Jone's MUTE (2016), George Clooney's MONUMENTS MEN (2013), Paul Anderson's THE THREE MUSKETEERS (2011), Roman Polanski's THE GHOST WRITER (2010), James McTeigue's and Lana & Andy Wachowski's NINJA ASSASSIN (2009).
Two milestones in his career were Quentin Tarantino's INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (2009) and Tom Tykwer's and Lana & Andy Wachowski's CLOUD ATLAS (2011), for which he was nominated twice by the Art Directors Guild for the "Excellence in Production Design Award".
Helmut Dietl's ZETTL (2011) was his first production design, followed by Marco Kreuzpaintner's COMING IN (2013).
In 2014 David Scheunemann set ground in Berlin for Francis Lawrence's THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY Pt. 1&2 and designed a new Marco Kreuzpaintner film.
In 2015 | 2016 he helped Gore Verbinski's A CURE FOR WELLNESS to find a home in Berlin and designed David Leitch's ATOMIC BLONDE.
Currently he is designing the next DEADPOOL...