Grabias + Edgar
Grabias + Edgar - Directors

David Grabias and Anne Edgar are accomplished documentary filmmakers whose collaboration on dozens of films goes back to 2001, when they founded Artifact Nonfiction. Recent credits include their original pilot NIGHTSHIFT, which premiered in September 2019 on PBS, and the 2019 season of EARTH FOCUS, also for PBS. The 2018 esports documentary TO WIN IT ALL premiered in theaters nationwide and on Sony Crackle, garnering over 2 million views. Their indie feature doc OPERATION POPCORN, which profiles the ringleader of an alleged plot to overthrow the Communist government of Laos, aired on the Emmy-award-winning Public Television series AMERICA REFRAMED. Previously, David directed and produced SENTENCED HOME for PBS, which tracks three former refugees from Southeast Asia through the deportation process. The film earned an Emmy nomination and won awards at film festivals worldwide. David was also nominated for an Emmy for producing the Discovery Channel two-hour documentary special WHY DOGS SMILE AND CHIMPANZEES CRY, narrated by Sigourney Weaver. Anne’s documentary short GIRLS LEVEL UP, which screened at nearly 200 events around North America, became the genesis for the Facebook-sponsored Girls Level Up educational initiative to inspire every girl who loves playing video games to make one. David and Anne’s 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.