David Holbrooke has been Festival Director of The Telluride Mountainfilm since 2007 and is the director of The Diplomat. He first came to the festival life in 1999 and was hooked when he saw Genghis Blues followed by a performance by the film’s star, Kongar Ol-Ondar. He is the filmmaker of Live from Shiva’s Dance Floor, Time for a New God, Freaks Like Me and also directed A Redwood Grows in Brooklyn, featuring acclaimed nature photographer James Balog. His feature documentary, Hard As Nails was a Mountainfilm 2007 award winner. 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.
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