the course of reclaiming the lost history of Beautiful Jim
Key and Dr. William Key, extensive research has been conducted
on various fronts, providing multiple treasure chests of
material that will be explored in a major feature film now
in development and in the documentary soon to be funded
as an independent production under the helm of David Hoffman.
Though the research period has lasted longer than first
anticipated, it promises to be well worth it as Hoffman
and Rivas focus on compelling aspects of the story
including the reasons why the story has become lost and
the controversial aspects of equine intelligence, as well
as its influence on animal welfare not fully covered
in other media. Stay tuned for exciting updates to come.
Hoffman is one of America's premier documentary filmmakers.
For more than 35 years, he has roamed the world finding
and recording unusual and provocative stories. His 125 reality
TV films have appeared on primetime PBS, Turner Broadcasting,
The Discovery Channel, and Arts & Entertainment. He
has produced specials for Nova, The American Experience,
and National Geographic. He has produced four feature length
documentaries and is just about finished on his fifth, SPUTNIK.
is known for uncovering ordinary people with extraordinary
stories to tell. Several of Hoffman's public television
documentary specials are among the highest rated television
programs of the year that they aired. He has won multiple
Emmys, a Peabody award, the Cannes Film Festival Critics
Prize, top prize blue ribbons at festivals in Chicago, New
York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, and numerous
for a description of his films.