From script to screen and beyond, Douglas loves soaking up the experience of filmmaking. He admires the dynamics of people and light on set, and nothing gives him greater joy than watching his work with an audience for the first time. Of course, he doesn’t limit his spectatorship to his own projects—Douglas stays inspired partly by taking in films from all around the world, exploring new ways of representation and storytelling. He’s never afraid to use the latest bells and whistles to shoot, but at the end of the day, engaging his audiences on an emotional level is at the core of what he does.
Douglas boasts an impressive collection of feature film and television credits. Doug recently reunited with director Don McKellar to shoot the TV Series SENSITIVE SKIN and the feature film THE GRAND SEDUCTION. Doug also lensed the highly acclaimed CBC TV series, MICHAEL: TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS with directors Don McKellar, Patricia Rozema and Alison Maclean. This series earned him a Best Photography for a Comedic Series nomination at the Canadian Screen Awards.
His feature film credits also include I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING, directed by Patricia Rozema, REPUBLIC OF LOVE and BOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD, starring Lisa Ray, with director Deepa Mehta and LAST NIGHT, directed by Don McKellar. Douglas also lensed the ABC Pilot, MIDDLEMAN and the eight-part ESPN mini-series THE BRONX IS BURNING, starring John Turturro and Oliver Platt.
He is also an extremely sought after commercial cinematographer and his work encompasses a wide range of styles. He has been honored with numerous awards, including a Canadian Screen Award for Best Photography in a Comedy Program or Series for his work on the first season of SENSITIVE SKIN, a CSC nomination for Best Theatrical Feature Cinematography for THE GRAND SEDUCTION, a CSC Best Commercial Cinematography Award for his work on the unforgettable SUBARU “Sumo” commercial and Genie Awards Nominations for Best Achievement in Cinematography for both I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING and LAST NIGHT.