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David Shaerf is an Assistant Professor of Creative  Writing and Cinema. His research focuses on narrative studies relative to  documentary film and the depictions of niche interest groups in those  films. He also works as a screenwriter and filmmaker. He has written,  directed, and produced award-winning short films and theatre  productions in both the United Kingdom and New Zealand. His first  documentary feature film, The Love for the Game, investigates the  community of professional Backgammon players in the United States.  Currently, he is in production of his second documentary feature film, Call Us  Ishmael, a documentary about Moby-Dick and the community of fans who are  linked to Melville’s classic novel. He has a Ph.D. in Film Studies from the  University of Exeter.