David Mrazek: Producer, Director, Sound Recordist

David Mrazek: Producer, Director, Sound Recordist


David Mrazek is an award-winning producer/director/writer of numerous prime-time PBS history and science documentary series, as well as documentaries for The History Channel and Travel Channel. He was series producer and co-writer of The Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites. Filmed on location in Israel, Tunisia, Morocco, and Greece, this four-hour PBS series tells how remarkable biblical stories gave birth to Judaism and kept these unlikely people together in the face of repeated conquest.

Mrazek has produced and co-written two programs for the PBS American Experience series. The Duel explores how the threat of a duel was an 18th century political tool, and details how clashing egos resulted in the fatal shots fired between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Within the compelling social, political and economic context of the times, Woodrow Wilson explores the transformation of a history professor into one of America’s greatest presidents. The three-hour series won the 2002 International Documentary Association (IDA) Achievement Award for Limited Series. The film was also produced in an interactive format on DVD that allows viewers and students to explore topics related to Wilson.

Mr. Mrazek was producer, director and co-writer of Keepers of the Biosphere, the third episode of Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth, the four-part PBS science series on the microbial world. Keepers follows two scientists, one studying microbial/insect symbiosis in a Costa Rican rain forest, the other searching for the environmental role of an elusive microbe in the waters of the Sargasso Sea and Pacific Ocean. The series is currently being used as a supplement in teaching science and microbiology in schools and colleges across the United States.

Mrazek was producer and co-editor of multiple episodes of the landmark ten-part PBS series The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century. The series explores the impact of the First World War through first person accounts of people who experienced it, both royal and ordinary, in battle and on the home front. The series garnered a Peabody, Emmy, and duPont Columbia awards, as well as an IDA Achievement Award.

Mrazek also produced, directed, wrote, and edited My Prague Spring, a feature documentary that presents an intimate, wry portrait of one Czech family a few months after the “Velvet Revolution” toppled communism in Czechoslovakia. It won the Gold Award at WorldFest Houston, Cine Golden Eagle, and was Best of Festival at the Berkeley Video Festival.