David Holbrooke is a filmmaker with a long history with both Mountainfilm (first coming in 1999 and rarely missing a festival) and the Telluride area. Hard As Nails, David’s most recent film, was a Mountainfilm 2007 award winner. Other documentaries include Freaks Like Me and Time for a New God. He also directed A Redwood Grows in Brooklyn, featuring acclaimed nature photographer James Balog. All are part of an ongoing series he created called "Original Thinkers." Other recent projects include The Soul of Healing with Deepak Chopra and co-producing The Trials of Henry Kissinger. Before he became a filmmaker, David spent a year in the dotcom world. Before that, he worked extensively in television news, producing long-form pieces for "The Today Show," CBS News and CNN. David has been a contributing editor at GQ and written for the Huffington Post. His production company, Giraffe Partners, is developing narrative features and several documentaries. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, three kids and their crazy dog, Lola.