David Heilbroner, Harvard University (B.A. cum laude, 1979), Northeastern Law School (J.D. 1984), has been writing books and producing award-winning documentary films for more than twenty years.
For HBO, he directed/produced the Emmy-winning JOCKEY (2004), PLASTIC DISASTERS (2006), THE ADOLESCENT ADDICT (2007), and DIAGNOSIS: BIPOLAR (2008).
For the History Channel wrote, co-directed and produced SCOPES: BATTLE OVER AMERICA'S SOUL (2006) for the Emmy-winning series "Ten Days that Unexpectedly Changed America."
For A & E Television Networks, he wrote, directed and produced many episodes of the Emmy-winning series Investigative Reports. Titles include "Untying the Straitjacket," "Anti-Gay Hate Crimes," and "The Dark Side of Parole."
David worked as Senior Producer on CRIME STORIES, a series for Court TV, as well as on AMERICAN BABYLON (2003) a feature Court TV documentary which profiled the life of an African-American vice cop in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
As an independent filmmaker, he co-directed and produced the feature documentary PUCKER UP: THE FINE ART OF WHISTLING (2005) which won both the Audience Award and Award for Documentary Excellence at the Florida Film Festival, and played on television stations worldwide.
He has just released WAITING FOR ARMAGEDDON (2009), a feature documentary exploring the dangerous influence of Christian Evangelical "end times" theology on US foreign policy. The film played as closing night in the New York Jewish Film Festival and will be released theatrically in the United States.
A former prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, and Federal District Court law clerk, David wrote the critically acclaimed non-fiction books Rough Justice (Pantheon 1990) and Death Benefit (Crown/Harmony 1993). David has also written numerous feature articles for magazines including the New York Times Magazine, Playboy and Cosmopolitan.