Christoph Baaden, director of Hood To Coast, was born in Germany, and worked in Berlin as a TV Producer until 1999 when he moved to the US to study film and television. After winning an Emmy for his master thesis he began his career in LA in editing. He ran the HTC race for the first time in 2007. When he finished, he vowed to shoot his first feature documentary about the event. He is thrilled to have his film debut at SXSW.