Jul 21 • 50M

David Holthouse's wild journey from journalist to filmmaker

And how cockfighting set him on his current path ... sort of

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Scott Lacy
David Holthouse
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Even as a young boy growing up in Alaska, David Holthouse was fascinated by newspapers, storytelling and life on the margins. His ability to blend into his surroundings led to a career as a self-styled gonzo journalist. Holthouse did his best work on the inside, infiltrating groups as varied as neo-Nazis and crystal meth addicts. But as the media landscape changed, so too did Holthouse. He now applies his unique perspective to the world of documentary film and has produced a number of popular movies and series on major streamers like Hulu and Netflix, including “Sasquatch” and “Night Stalker.”