David Garrett Byars made his directorial debut at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival with NO MAN’S LAND, a documentary about the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge that sparked international headlines.
Byars is also currently working with Reel Thing’s Suzan Beraza as a producer and director of photography on her upcoming film MASSACRE RIVER. He joined Reel Thing Productions in 2009, working as an editor, cameraman, and sound technician on URANIUM DRIVE-IN.
Byars additional work includes directing two short films, SELF STORAGE, a narrative short about existential dread and redemption, and RECAPTURE,a short documentary chronicling the attempt of right-wing activists to reclaim the federally-managed Recapture Canyon in southern Utah.
Byars also serves on the Board of Mountain FIlm. https://www.mountainfilm.org/