David Grabias
David Grabias - Director

David Grabias is a three-time Emmy nominee whose award-winning documentaries have aired on PBS, HBO, National Geographic, and networks around the world. His work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, ITVS, the California Council for the Humanities, the Hartley Foundation, the Humane Society, and the Center for Asian American Media, among others. David’s latest film LUSO-FORNIA, funded in part by the Sundance Documentary Fund, is an impressionistic vision of the relationship between humanity, nature, and spirituality in California’s dairy country. David’s series NIGHTSHIFT, which uses the stories of people who work at night to explore a variety of social issues, premiered on Public Television. He also recently directed the environmental documentary series EARTH FOCUS for Public Television. Previously, David produced and directed the feature docs OPERATION POPCORN, SENTENCED HOME, CENTRALIA and THOSE WHO ARE IN LOVE, all of which aired on Public Television. For HBO he produced KORAN BY HEART and for Discovery the Emmy-nominated WHY DOGS SMILE. David has also created site-specific video art installations, including WATERCOURSE, a large-scale projection about the Los Angeles River. And he created CRITICAL PATH, an acclaimed interactive archive about the video game medium that was featured at the Sonoma Art Museum. David has directed a wide variety of branded content and commercials through Artifact Nonfiction.