Don Handfield is an American author and filmmaker. He was born in Bloomington, Indiana in 1971, raised in Maine, Indiana, Virginia and Connecticut. He attended high school in Northern Virginia where he was captain of the wrestling team and a member of the state champion gymnastics team. He has worked as a farmhand and a construction worker, and studied journalism and theater at The Ohio State University. Now a full time filmmaker and producer, he wrote and directed the feature film Touchback, starring Kurt Russell and Christine Lahti. He is currently writing and producing Slingshot for Paramount Pictures. Don lives in Los Angeles with his wife Tressa, and their two children.