Davis Coombe began his professional career by directing, filming, and editing Stagestruck: Crossing the Greeenroom, a 3-hour chronicle of conservatory actors, which was broadcast on BRAVO. Coombe then directed, produced, shot and edited the feature documentary The Tornado Dream which followed three underground rock bands over a three year period. Coombe worked as co-director and editor of Big Blue Bear (Australian Broadcasting Company, PBS, Winner of regional Emmy) and producer and editor of Wesley Willi’s Joyrides (SXSW, HotDocs) about the famed street artist and musician. Coombe edited Iron Ladies of Liberia (Toronto Film Festival 2007, Winner Banff TV Awards, Winner AFI-Dallas, Independent Lens), They Killed Sister Dorothy (Winner Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at South by Southwest 2008, HBO Films), and he was producer, editor and camera on The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2009. He recently completed the 2012 Academy Award winning Saving Face for HBO.
Coombe is also a founding partner of Milkhaus, a production company and post facility in Denver that specializes in HD documentary content that has been broadcast on the Discovery Channel, BBC, PBS, and HBO.