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Who We Are

Who We Are

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David Holbrooke

FOUNDER

David Holbrooke is a filmmaker and cultural entrepreneur, as well as the 
host and founder of Original Thinkers. In his previous role as the director 
of Telluride Mountainfilm he inspired and entertained thousands of people every year with his innovative programming and watched nearly three thousand documentaries over the course of a decade. He also directed 
The Diplomat, a film about his father, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke. 
In this new venture, he seeks to illuminate the role that storytelling plays 
in a changing society. Holbrooke lives in Telluride, Colorado with his wife Sarah, three kids, two dogs and bunch of chickens (one less after an unfortunate encounter with a hungry bear.)

David Holbrooke

FOUNDER

David Holbrooke is a filmmaker and cultural entrepreneur, as well as the host and founder of Original Thinkers. In his previous role as the director of Telluride Mountainfilm he inspired and entertained thousands of people every year with his innovative programming and watched nearly three thousand documentaries over the course of a decade. He also directed The Diplomat, a film about his father, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke. 
In this new venture, he seeks to illuminate the role that storytelling plays in a changing society. Holbrooke lives in Telluride, Colorado with his wife Sarah, three kids, two dogs and bunch of chickens (one less after an unfortunate encounter with a hungry bear.)

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Nancy Shafer

PRODUCER

Nancy Schafer is an independent film producer and consultant. Over the past four years, she’s premiered six feature films at top festivals, all of which have received distribution in the United States. Her last two narrative films, premiered in Competition at SXSW, one of which won the Audience Award. Nancy worked at and ran the Tribeca Film Festival for 11 years—from its inception through 2012. Prior to Tribeca, she created and ran the SXSW Film Festival for eight years.

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