Toby Halbrooks is a producer from Dallas, TX who came to film after touring the world for six years as a member of the rock group The Polyphonic Spree. Pioneer marked his first narrative project; however, he cut his teeth as a successful commercial producer and director. Together with David Lowery, Halbrooks has also helmed a number of acclaimed music videos for artists such as School of Seven Bells, Sarah Jaffe, and Okkervil River. He is a recipient of a 2011 Sundance Creative Producing Fellowship for his work on Ain‘t Them Bodies Saints and was just named one of Variety’s 10 Producers to watch, along with his producing partner James M. Johnston. He has had two films in competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (Producer) and Upstream Color (Co-Producer).