David Weathersby collaborated with Tara Betts on Unbarred Poetics. He is a filmmaker and founder of City Vanguard, an arts organization that produces community-based documentaries for educational and cultural institutions. As a director, he has produced films, documentaries, music videos, and video art projects. His past projects include the documentaries Got the Love, Jazz Occurrence, Thee Debauchery Ball, and The Color of Art. His work has been featured on The Africa Channel, WTTW, and film festivals including Pan African Film Festival, San Diego Black Film Festival, Roxbury International Film Festival, Chicago Onscreen, Chicago South Side Film Festival, Collected Voices Film Festival, Black Harvest Film Festival, Image Union Film Festival, and The Chicago Short Comedy Film Festival. In 2018, he received a Black Excellence Award for best director by the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago. In 2019, his documentary Thee Debauchery Ball won best feature film at the Black Harvest Film Festival and Chicago South Side Film Festival.